Get lost (and found again) at one of these epically fun corn mazes all located in the Bay area
Getting lost in a corn maze or a hay maze is practically a childhood rite of passage (along with a road trip to leaf peep some nearby fantastic fall foliage) and with these locations in the Bay Area, there’s so many fun mazes to choose from. Try your navigation skills at a world-record holding maze that (might) take you and the kids hours to find your way out. Or, for something a little less intense, check out the assortment of mini mazes created especially for shorter legs.
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And don’t forget, there are night mazes and a minotaur maze that will increase the fall fun factor. A bunch of these spots also double as u-pick fruit and veggie spots, pumpkin patches as well as your go-to source for festive fall activities so if you want to get your fall fix all in one spot, these family-friendly farms featuring corn mazes and hay mazes were made just for you.
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Webb Ranch: Haunted house inside the corn maze? Yep, this spot has that plus more! In addition to the maze, there is over 30 acres to explore, and kids can let off steam in the jumpy houses before picking their pumpkins. They also offer train rides, hay rides, pony rides, a petting zoo, a bird zoo and a reptile zoo. Weekend visits are by reservation only.
When: Sept. 23-Oct. 31
Hours: 10 am.-6 p.m.
2718 Alpine Rd.
Arata's Pumpkin Farm: See if you can beat the Minotaur's Labyrinth two-acre hay maze! A visit to Arata’s Farm in the Bay Area's pumpkin capital, Half Moon Bay, is a whole day event with train rides, a petting zoo, pony rides and more. Combine all the attractions in an all-access pass or pay for individual tickets but make sure to take a pumpkin home.
When: Oct. 1 through the end of the season
Hours: Sun.-Thur. 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
185 Verde Rd.
Half Moon Bay, CA
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G & M Farms: Nestled in gorgeous Livermore Valley, G & M Farms has a 6-acre corn maze plus an enormous pumpkin patch and fresh produce you can take home. Weekend activities include pony rides, a cow train, pedal cart and jumping pillows (think: large, inflatable pillow the kids can jump on till they’re tired).
When: Oct. 1-31
Hours: Wed. & Thurs. 3-8 p.m; Fri. 3-9 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
487 East Airway Blvd.
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Spina Farms: This spot is a South Bay tradition and for good reason—it has something for everyone. Pick a sunflower, get lost in the corn maze (according to the site, “This year our maze has doubled in size and features an all-new layout to find your way out of!”), ride their Spina Double Express Train for the whole family, let a pumpkin rip from their Pumpkin blaster cannon or let your littlest pumpkin have their own ride in their barrel train.
When: Sept. 26-Oct. 31
Hours: 9 a.m-5 p.m and then later hours as the it gets closer to Halloween
Corner of Laguna Ave & Santa Teresa Blvd.
Gilroy Ostrich Farm is currently closed for renovations. Will update once we have more information.
Gilroy Ostrich Farm: This spot is the only only one on this list that involves ostriches—and the largest farm of ostriches in the state of California to boot! Make sure to see the ostriches, get your pumpkin and let the kids run through the hay bale maze.
5560 Pacheco Pass Hwy.
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Swank Farms Fall Experience: If there were ever a one-stop shop for fall festivities, this would be it! In addition to a corn maze and pumpkin patches, you will find pig races, a hay jump, gem mining, bouncy houses, a jumping pillow and…. beer! Still looking for fun? Try the family-friendly Trail of Lights & Field of Frights which is a magically light journey through the farm.
When: Oct. 1-31
Hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Fri-Sun); Various hours on other days
4751 Pacheco Hwy.
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Santa Rosa Patch: Not to be outdone by anyone, this 8-acre corn maze has two different routes so it's perfect for kids of all ages. The short route takes about 25 minutes while the longer route can take up to an hour with night mazes open until 10 p.m. on Fri. & Sat. This spot also has a pumpkin patch, inflatable jumping pillow, petting zoo, hay ride, u-pick sunflower fields to fill your day.
Good to Know: The corn maze closes 45 minutes before the pumpkin patch closes.
When: Oct. 7 through the end of the season
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; Fri. 11 a.m.-10:00 p.m; Sat. 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
5157 Stony Point Rd.
Petaluma Pumpkin Patch & Amazing Corn Maze: Farm animals, a bouncy house, pony rides and food vendors on the weekends will keep the entire family entertained. The 4-acre maze with 10-foot tall corn stalks and only one way out is open daily. If you're looking for something more challenging, check out the night maze—open on Fri. and Sat. nights (kids 15 and under must stay with an adult inside the night maze).
When: Sept. 30 through the end of the season
Hours: Daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; night maze is open 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
450 Stony Point Rd.
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Cool Patch Pumpkins: Holding a world record for the largest corn maze, every year the corn maze is new and completely unique. This year they are honoring the hard work and dedication that it takes to be a modern day farmer. Did you know that in the 1800s, 90-percent of the US population lived on farms? Today it is around one-percent.
Whether your crew chooses to use a map as a guide or attempts to do it on their own, fun hours are guaranteed. Littles can tackle the mini-maze on site and enjoy the pedal cars.
When: Sept. 24 until the season is over
Hours: 9 a.m.- 8 p.m.
6150 Dixon Ave West
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Nicasio Valley Pumpkin Patch: We love this spot up north because it has 12-acres to explore plus a massively-fun hay maze for kids age seven to age 97, plus a hay pit for toddlers. Weekends include face painting, live music, and petting zoos—all of which will work up a big appetite for their on-site BBQ and ice cream.
Good to Know: This spot is cash only.
When: Sept. 24-Oct. 31
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
5300 Nicasio Valley Rd.
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Three Nunns Farm: A tractor ride (for a fee) takes your family to this beautiful property with corn mazes and a pumpkin patch. The kids can then be let loose in the five acre corn maze while a mini-maze promises to be more relaxing for the younger ones. In addition to pumpkins, U-pick and pre-picked produce is also on hand for purchase.
When: Sept. 17-Oct. 31
Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
550 Walnut Blvd.
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Dell'Osso Family Farm: This spot is about 90 minutes east of Fremont and totally worth the drive for a day of fall fun. Your daily wristband gets you into the massive corn maze as well as on other attractions like the hay ride, Dell'Osso Express train, tire pile and more. Upgrade your day to try out the ziplines and pony ride. Don't forget to come back here in the winter to ride the snow tubes!
When: Oct. 1-31
Hours: Mon.-Fri., noon-7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
501 Manthey Rd.