Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
Fall fun begins here
Do real things. Outside. Bring Friends.
Join us for a fall tradition: visit our award-winning corn maze, take a horse drawn wagon ride, pick a pumpkin, and enjoy acres of adventure play for all ages. The Treinen Farm Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch has been the area’s favorite destination for corn mazing, pumpkin picking, horse drawn hayrides, and exploring the Wisconsin countryside for over 25 years.
Our fourth generation, real family farm is open on weekends from Labor Day weekend thru the second weekend in November, and by reservation at other times. We’re close by–only twenty miles north of Madison. Make plans now!
Treinen Farm Mazes
Part art installation, part outdoor game, part social experiment, the Treinen Farm corn mazes are designed and cut by entirely by us right here at the farm. Each year we pick a theme and create an entire experience around it.
Horse-drawn Hayrides to the
Take a hayride out to the 14 acre pumpkin patch–there are over 20 varieties of pumpkins. The perfect one is waiting for you.
A Day at the Treinen Farm
Here at the Treinen Farm Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, we strive to create a unique and entertaining fall experience for all ages. We’ve got acres to explore, hay bales to climb, caramel apples to eat. Check out all our favorite offerings, and see what’s new.
Plan For Fun
Field trips. Team building. Picnics. Employee appreciation events. Date nights. Bonfires. And more…
Let us help you plan the perfect outing, either during our regular hours or at a special time that works for you.
Treinen Farm Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch voted one of the ten best corn mazes in the U.S. “Each autumn farms across the United States transform their corn fields into interactive mazes, perfect for a fall family outing. There are more than 500 of these mazes across the nation, but 10Best voted it down to 10 of the most exemplary, both for the quality of the maze itself and for the wealth of other activities on offer.”
Every year we need to come up with an amazing maze theme--which is a lot of pressure! We need a design that is interesting, recognizable, complex, and gives us a story to tell or at least easy conversation starters. This year, the maze is the Rudyard Kipling Just-So...
Before we started to plan the 2017 corn maze, we were contacted by the UW-Madison Geology Museum folks, RIch Slaughter and Brooke Norsted. They suggested doing a trilobite corn maze–and they were pretty persuasive. We talked a lot about making a trilobite the main image in the maze, and having a sort of geology-ish theme, and then having a lot of fun education and engagement opportunities. I was basically sold when they showed me their trilobite temporary tattoos. So, we were committed to doing a trilobite very early on in the design process.
What kind of business would want to hire more than twenty 14- to 16-year-olds all at once, with no job experience, and continue to do this EVERY year?
The Treinen Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch here in Lodi does just that. I have worked at Treinen’s for more than five years (and I am well over 16 years old!!!).
Last year, when the truly dedicated maze nerds came out of the grapes (as in, the first part of the Fox and the Grapes maze) we heard lots of raving about how hard and awesome they were. We started saying “maybe we’ll make a maze that’s just all kinds of circles.” Well, guess what–we did, and here’s how you do it.
Check out the article featuring our maze on the website Smithsonian.com — I’m super proud of this mention on the Smithsonian site, as the Smithsonian Institute is one of my favorite things. This is an article written by Andrew Amelinckx, originally published at Modern Farmer