Policies

 

What forms of payment do you accept?
  • Credit cards and cash – Accepted at ticket building and at concessions and souvenir shops. 
  • Cash only – Accepted at Pony rides, Kettle Korn, pumpkin slingshot, and Jacob’s Ladder. We do have an ATM machine.
  • Business and school checks – Accepted for field trips and special events.  Contact us to make arrangements. 
  • Personal checks – Not accepted. We do have an ATM machine.
Do you offer group rates?

If you have a group of twenty or more and are paying with a single transaction, you can receive $1.00 off per person.

If you are interested in a youth field trip, check out our field trip page.

 

 

Can I bring my dog?

Sorry, no non-human animals (except for service animals) may accompany you on your visit. It’s a liability thing; trust us, we do actually love dogs just as much as we love people (okay, maybe a little more…)

Is smoking allowed?

Sorry — corn, hay, and fire do not play well together. No vaping either. The Treinen Farm is a non-smoking, fresh country air kind of place.

 

Do you sell alcohol?

No.

 

 

Can I bring in my own alcohol?

Sorry, no. 

 

 

Are weapons allowed?

No.

 

 

Hayride

 

When are hayrides offered?

The hayrides run continuously on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 am to 5 pm, and 3:30 to 5pm on Friday afternoons in October.  You do not need a reservation. 

How do I make a reservation for a hayride?

You do not need a reservation for a normally-scheduled hayride. 

Field trips and group and private events including hayrides are scheduled by reservation.  

 

Facilities

Can I bring a picnic?

Yes, you may bring in food, and we have lots of picnic tables.

 

Do you sell food?

Do we sell food?  We have full concession service on Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday from the last weekend in September until the end of October. And caramel apples and apple donuts. Just saying.

 

 

Reservations

 

Do I need a reservation?

It depends:

No reservations are needed for regular weekend hours except for bonfires.  More about reserving a bonfire area here

Reservations are required for private events during non-regular hours.  Check out our Groups page here

 

Are all the hayrides horse-drawn?

The Treinen Farm’s draft horses are an iconic part of the experience, and we strive to make sure every visitor gets to enjoy the horses if they wish.

However, in the case of horse sickness, lameness, excessive heat, dangerously slippery conditions, or extremely busy days, we will put a tractor-drawn wagons into the rotation to make sure the horses are safe and not overworked, and that guests get to the pumpkin patch in a timely fashion.

You can always wait for the next horse-drawn ride if you wish, and definitely hop on a horse wagon on the way back if you ride the tractor wagon on the way out.

 

 

How do I make a reservation for a hayride?

You do not need a reservation for a normally-scheduled hayride. 

Field trips and group and private events including hayrides are scheduled by reservation.  

 

How long is the hayride?

The hayride takes about fifteen minutes each way. You load up in the barnyard and enjoy a ride on a tree-lined trail past the pond, to the pumpkin patch. Once you’ve explored the patch and picked the perfect pumpkin, hop back on the wagon to head back to the farm.

Pumpkin Patch Fun and Do-It-All Packages include the hayride as well as your choice of pumpkin.

 

How can my group visit on an evening you aren't open?

We can schedule groups (even very small ones) for times that we are not open.  Find out more on our groups page.

Or, if you are talking about a school or youth group, start with our field trip page.

 

 

I'd like to schedule a visit for my scout troop / company picnic / girl's night out / etc. but it's like herding cats. What should I do?

We specialize in herding cats! Contact us for help in making arrangements — we have strategies for this kind of thing…

 

 

Pumpkin Patch

How do I get to the pumpkin patch?

You can walk to the Farm Fables Pumpkin Patch or take a hayride to the Big Pumpkin Patch

  • The Farm Fables Pumpkin Patch, with small to medium sized pumpkins, is an easy walk past the Molehill Mountain area. It is also possible to grab a wheelbarrow and walk to the Upper Main Pumpkin Patch if you’d like to peruse the selection of all sizes and shapes of pumpkins. These “walk-to” patches are included with all farm admissions. 
  • The Big Pumpkin Patch (on the far side of the pond) is only accessible by the hayride.  Pumpkin Patch Fun and Do-It-All packages include the hayride to the Main Patch.

Additionally, we have a large selection of pre-picked pumpkins at the farmyard.

 

 

 

Accessibiity

Can I bring our stroller?

All-terrain strollers work well at the farm, including in the maze.  We cannot take strollers on the hayrides, however.

 

 

Is Treinen Farm wheelchair-accessible?

It depends on the wheelchair and on where you want to go.

  • Farm – Most surfaces at the farm are flat, and are either gravel, grass, or mulch.
  • Maze – The maze is hard-packed dirt, which can get slippery when wet.
  • Hayride – We can get wheelchairs on the hay wagon rides, but this requires an advance reservation (and we can’t get wheelchairs off at the pumpkin patch.)

Contact us for more information.

 

 

There’s so many choices for admission packages — how do I choose?

We want to make sure everyone has a great time at the Treinen Farm, so it’s kind of a Choose-Your-Own Adventure. Here’s some help:

Are you up for an hour or more of walking?

Want to win prizes and impress your friends? Try the big maze (here’s how you solve it) and then be sure to stop at the prize station. Maze Adventure and Do-It-All each include the big maze.

Are you looking for that perfect pumpkin?

Purchase the Pumpkin Patch Fun or Do-It-All admission package and you get a scenic hayride to the 14-acre pumpkin patch and a ticket* good for your choice of any one pumpkin from anywhere on the farm.  Or, if you’d rather walk, you can purchase pick an admission package without a hayride (Maze Adventure or Farm Only) and walk to a pumpkin patch. There are plenty of pre-picked pumpkins all around the farm to choose from as well.

 

*Turn your ticket in at the exit gate for your pumpkin. Without a ticket, pumpkins are priced by size from $3 (little’uns) to $10 (massive.)
Got little ones?

All ages love the hayrides, farm activities, and the Children’s Maze, but think twice before you hit the big maze with anyone under seven-ish–it’s not always easy to get out, and it can be a lot of walking. (However, all-terrain strollers work well on the maze trails.)

Got really little ones?

Admission for ages two and under is free (pumpkin and additional fee activities not included, though…)

Just want to play? (Or sit by the bonfire?)

Farm General Admission* includes the farm play and activity areas–hours of fun for all ages.

  • Natural Play Area
  • Molehill Mountain Slide Adventure Area
  • Tractor Tire Playground
  • Children’s Maze and Finger Fun Game
  • Friendly Farm Animals
  • Hay Mow Fort and Spider Web
  • Little Farmer Area
  • Picnic and Concessions Area
  • Baby Animals–goats, bunnies, kittens, chicks, calves, piglets
  • Dress A Scarecrow
  • Silo Climber
  • Giant Chess/Checkers/Lasso a Cow/Dooryard Games
  • Hand Pump Duck Races
  • Gaga Ball
  • Shops– grab a snack or a souvenir

All other packages also include farm play and activity areas. Check out the activity areas here.

*Does not include the BIG MAZE, the hayride, or a pumpkin. Additional fees for Pumpkin Slingshot, Gemstone Mining, Jacob’s Ladder, and Pony Rides

Want a hayride?

Pumpkin Patch Fun and Do-It-All packages include the hayride and your choice of any size pumpkin–pick a giant one, a carving size, or one perfect for a tabletop decoration. You could also choose a pie pumpkin, squash, or two gourds instead of a regular pumpkin, if you prefer.

What items are an additional charge?

Pumpkin Slingshot $1.00 for 3 tries

Jacob’s Ladder $1.00 for 2 tries

Bounce House $1.00

Pony Rides (when available) $5.00

Gemstone Mining $5.00

 

Do I have to pay extra for the Children's Maze?

No. The Children’s Maze is a small corn maze that you won’t get very lost in, so it’s good for all ages. It’s included in all admission packages. It includes the Finger Fun Game–find the five stations in the maze, color your fingertips, and then perform your Finger Funny.