How could fall complete without spending some time at a pumpkin patch or a corn maze? You can definitely buy your pumpkin at the grocery store, but there is so much fun at the pumpkin patch. While picking those pumpkins that match your Halloween home decor, you can also explore the corn maze, feed those cute animals, have cider donuts…and more! For those who haven’t got a chance to have a trip to a pumpkin patch or a corn maze, or just wanted to have another day of fun before it closes, here are some great choices for you in MI Great Lakes Bay.
Johnson’s Giant Pumpkin
Location: 4715 North Portsmouth Road, Saginaw, MI, 48601
Open Hour: Daily, 09:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Mr. Johnson didn’t plan to open this one of the most popular pumpkin patches in Saginaw area 27 years ago. He just wanted to plant a few pumpkin seeds to show his kids how giant pumpkins look like, and now the 40-acre pumpkin patch is many people’s first choice when they want to show their kids how giant pumpkins look like.
In addition to pick-your-own-pumpkins, don’t miss the 13-acre corn maze at the Johnson’s Giant Pumpkin! Every year, a new message is cut into the corn maze, and this year’s message is: Be a proud American. Vote November 6. One of the most interesting things about the corn maze is that while many corn maze are designed with computers and GPS, the owner still uses the traditional way (just paper and pencil) to design the labyrinths (even if it is a 13 acre maze!).
[Featured Event] Happy Halloween October 27-28
Miniature Barrel Train rides for the kids! ($2.00)
Concession Barn to Fill Tummies
Chainsaw Carving demonstrations and Items to Purchase
Native American with Historic Artifacts
Rope Making demonstrations! (Fee for your own rope)
For more information please visit Johnson’s Giant Pumpkin website.
Frankenmuth Corn Maze
photo courtesy: Frankenmuth Corn Maze
Location: 5450 Weiss Rd. Frankenmuth, MI, 48734
Open Hour: 989-652-8748
If you are a fan of corn maze, you must have heard about Weiss Centennial Farm’s Frankenmuth Corn Maze. Corn maze lovers have advocated the Frankenmuth Corn Maze for its cool labyrinth design. The corn maze of 2012 has 2.5 miles of trails and 4 mazes to conquer. In addition, 2 bridges this year quadruple the fun you and friends share as you find your way through the maze.
While having an adventure in Frankenmuth Corn Maze, don’t forget to visit Weiss Centennial Farm for its public dairy farm tour, “Agri-cation tour”, German heritage baking class, and more! (Reservation is required)
Oct 26 - 28: Farm Expo - Harvest Equipment Day
For more information please visit Frankenmuth Corn Maze website.
Grandma's Pumpkin Patch
photo courtesy:Grandma's Pumpkin Patch
Location: 4277 N. Eastman Road, Midland, MI, 48642
Open Hour: 989-513-5222
If you are heading to Midland, stop by the Grandma’s Pumpkin Patch and enjoy the fun. The family-owned farm has brought visitors great fall for almost 20 years, and now it is one of the most popular pumpkin patches in MI Great Lakes Bay.
The Grandma’s Pumpkin Patch offers Flashlight Maze on Friday and Saturday. Bring your own flashlight and challenge yourself in the 3-acre corn maze. The maze is not haunted but it is spooky walking around in the dark. Once you have completed the maze, stay and warm yourself by the campfire with a warm apple cider and caramel apple.
Don’t forget the Pig Races at the farm…very fun to watch!
Pig Races: Oct 27-28 13:00 – 13:30
Farmer Breakfast: Oct 27 10:00 – 13:00
Story time with Pumpkin Princess Oct 27 12:00 – 12:30
For more information please visit Grandma’s Pumpkin Patch website.
What’s your favorite pumpkin patch in MI Great Lakes Bay? And what is the coolest corn maze you have been in our region? Feel free to comment on our blog or Facebook, tweet us, or hashtag your Instagram photos with #MIGreatLakesBay. We’d love to hear what you think!
Go Great Lakes Bay!