The 2014 season at Maris Farms opens on Saturday, Oct. 4th with one of its “biggest” promotional ideas ever as well as one of its “biggest” maze themes ever - the “Sasquatch” corn maze! Our radio partner – XYZ – will be sponsoring the BIG FOOT/BIG VALUE promo that opening day Saturday, when all who visit the farm wearing a BIG FOOT costume will receive 7 tokens (valued at $1 each) to be used toward any of the following “pay-for” activities at the farm – corn shooters, pumpkin blasters, paintball safari, trout fishing, pony rides and camel rides. The tokens cannot be used for the Monster Truck, zip lines, food or concession stands or to pay for pumpkins. The Harvest of Terror kicks off its season that evening with the Monster Safari and its now infamous Haunted Woods. The Monster Safari – now in its third season – is a zombie thrill-kill attraction where patrons ride a militarized bus outfitted with 40 paintball guns on a half-mile long coarse shooting at live zombies, monsters and other targets as well as dealing a few zombie tricks along the way. The Haunted Woods is a creepy walk through the corn and forest with several actors, sets and around-the-corner scares to terrorize its visitors during their 35+ minute experience. You’ll also enjoy a plentiful selection of gourds in the pumpkin patch and may enjoy a free hayride, weekend entertainment and some great food (roasted corn, turkey legs and juicy burgers and an unbelievable chili/frito/cheese/onion combo). And you will never come to Maris Farms without their being something different from the previous season to experience….
What’s New this Year?
Trout fishing, BIG FOOT/BIG VALUE promo, barnyard ball zone, camel rides, Pumpkin Smash and plenty of new thrills and chills in the Haunted Woods and Monster Safari.
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Take a unique hike through the cornfield. A several-acres field of corn with trails carved in a maze design you can solve with help of clue cards available at the maze entrance.
The maze can take up to 45 minutes to solve and you’ll experience the challenge of solving the maze with few landmarks except for the characters we’ve provided and clues to help you along.
Trails are dirt with either straw or bark added to help reduce mud and dust as well as help with traction, and you can enjoy the panoramic view of the farm from two large bridges you’ll traverse along the way.
We design and maintain the trails to be as safe as possible, but keep in mind: rain + dirt = mud, so come prepared!
Day Corn Maze Hours, October 2014: Weekdays 1 PM– 6 PM (ticket sales end at 5:30); Weekends 10 AM – 6 PM (ticket sales end at 5:30)
For a fun and interactive learning experience plan your fall field trip to Maris Farms! We have a fabulous field trip adventure ready for you and your students to enjoy. A mix of fun, agricultural learning and lots of outdoor action make a perfect out-of-the classroom learning experience for any age. A visit to our farm provides a wonderful opportunity for your students or group to learn first hand about farm activities and products relating to science, geography and math with lots of active outdoor fun!
For those who like shooting things
or the rush of going fast, this is the place for you.
For Sharp Shooters!
For those who like shooting things or the rush of going fast, this is the place for you. The Destruction Zone includes activities like the Corn Shooters, where you can blast corn cobs at targets; Pumpkin Blaster, where you will blast small gourds at a host of targets; and the famous Trebuchet (catapult), where pumpkins are launched between 100-200 feet toward a trampoline. Note: The Corn Shooters and Pumpkin Blaster are paid activities, while the Trebuchet is an exhibition performance conducted by staff members on the weekends.
Get ready to slide!
Mine Shaft Slides
This venue is for the fast at heart, who are seeking a bit of a thrill as they scream down a 60-foot incline inside a 4? Tube. There are two slides that sit side by side for those who like to race.
All ages are welcome. The slides are embedded in the ground and sit at approximately a 45-degree angle. Participants enter the top of the tubes through a well-built covered deck. They are “spit” out safely into soft gravel after about five seconds of downhill thrills.
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Don’t Even Think of Missing:
The Triple Pig Crown pig racing series benefiting St. Jude Children’s Hospital. First race will be opening day, October 4th at 10 am with the first major leg – The PigTucky Derby – slated for Saturday, Oct. 11 at 2 pm. And live duck races - benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project – will be back for its second season.
For a fun maze alternative, check out our NIGHT MAZE
Special Note to Parents: As parents and owners of Maris Farms, we strive to provide a fun experience for all ages and specifically as a family. Please plan on participating and supervising your children as they experience Maris Farms to share in the memories as well to ensure their safety and well being.
- Entrance to Maris Farms is located at 25001 Sumner-Buckley Hwy (Buckley, 98321) on the scenic and rural Old Sumner-Buckley Highway, which runs parallel and approximately one mile north of Highway 410 (SR 410).
From Enumclaw: Go west on SR 410 to Mundy Loss Right onto Mundy Loss Continue .75 mile, Mundy Loss will become Sumner-Buckley Hwy, continue another 2.25 mile, look for Farm on right. - See more at: http://www.marisfarms.com/mapdirections/#sthash.NSS5RlLa.dpuf
From Sumner/Tacoma/Federal Way/Seattle: From Hwy 167 and Hwy 512, go east on SR 410 Left at first light onto Old Sumner-Buckley Highway, Continue on Sumner-Buckley Hwy approx 4.5 miles, look for Farm on left.