About Treinen Farm

The Treinen family welcomes you to our home

We’ve been here for three generations. And fall is our favorite time of year.

A real family farm

The home of the Treinen Farm Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch is a real 200-acre farm.  It has been in the Treinen family for nearly a century. Alan is the eighth of ten children, and the third generation of Treinens to farm this land.  He grows hay, soybeans, corn, and pumpkins.  He cuts and tends our 15-acre corn maze, the largest in the Wisconsin.  He breeds and trains the Belgian draft horses that pull our hay wagon.  He maintains the farm and its equipment.  He designs, builds, and maintains the all of the attractions that go along with our corn maze. He’s a busy guy all year round.

Angie (Lathrop) Treinen is our corn maze designer.  She handles the marketing, social media (see us on Facebook and Twitter) and day-to-day running of the business.  She has several novels in the works (see her author blog, Rich Thicket of Reality.)  In her spare time, she is a small animal veterinarian known as Angela Lathrop DVM.

Our extended family is an integral part of our farm.  One of our goals is to keep the farm in the family and as an anchor for family and friends from near and far.  Treinen siblings, in-laws, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews all pitch in during the busy fall season. (When we run out of family, we enlist neighbors, friends and acquaintances as well–if you can drive a tractor or make popcorn, call us…)  Sons Thomas (age 17) and Patrick (age 13) help with the fall maze and pumpkin patch enterprise.

Our mission is to provide our guests a unique, entertaining way to connect with family, friends, and rural Wisconsin, and to provide a sustainable way of life for our farm family and local community.

Alan and Angie Treinen

Alan and Angie Treinen

Drone pilot Thomas Treinen

Thomas Treinen piloting drone for maze photos

Laying out the Treinen Farm Maze

Patrick Treinen cutting the corn maze

History of the land

The land around our beautiful pond and limestone bluff has been treasured by many generations of people, with evidence of Native American campsites here from as long ago as 6,000 years or more.
 
Solomon Gottschall homesteaded the farm in 1856.  He first built a log home near the pond.  Then, during the Civil War, he built the first frame house on the property (part of which still sits at the farm entrance.) His son Everett Gottschall built the big red barn, which is still in use.  Alan’s grandfather purchased the farm in the early 1920’s, and he and his wife built the brick farmhouse that the Treinen family lives in today.
Solomon Gottschall

Solomon Gottschall in front of the first wood-frame house on the farm.

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Open weekends

September – November

The mazes open Labor Day weekend.  The pumpkin patch, hayrides, games, playground, and concessions are open from the last weekend in September thru the end of October.

The maze stays through the second weekend in November.

Click here for specifics about hours and admission prices.


Open weekdays

for groups and special events

 

Groups Group events

Birthday parties, fundraisers, volunteer appreciations, class reunions, cast parties, youth group outings, scout troop excursions, sports widow parties, retirement celebrations…  Visit our Groups page for information.

field-trips

Field trips

Bring your class, school, or youth group to Treinen Farm for the day.  Visit our Field Trips page for information.

Treinen Farm ~ Corn Maze & Pumpkin PatchLodi, WI 53555, USA


Employment

Do you love people, pumpkins, and corn? Are you available on fall weekends?  Contact us about fall employment.

Mouse Patrol, lap-warmers, and entertainment directors

Mouse Patrol, lap-warmers, and entertainment directors