The world’s largest corn maze is getting ready to kick off the Fall season in California. On September 24, get ready to weave your way through the stalks and pick out your perfect pumpkin at Cool Patch Pumpkins.
Every year the maze is unique. This year, Cool Patch is honoring the hard work and dedication it takes to be a modern-day farmer. Unlike some other pumpkin patches, this one is a working farm. The land is used year-round for different crops. You’ll often see tractors working while you enjoy the patch!
“In the 1800s, 90 percent of the U.S. population lived on farms,” it says on the website. “Today it is around 1%. So no matter who you are or where you’re from, chances are you have farming in your heritage.”
World Record Corn Maze
Cool Patch Pumpkins was verified as the World’s Largest Corn Maze by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2007 and again in 2014.
This year’s maze is 42 acres of corn. There is a hidden image in the maze this year so it’s a fun hunt not only to find your way out of the maze, but to figure out what you are navigating through.
There’s a purpose behind it, too. At the end of the season, the corn is cut down and harvested as silage for feed for local cows.
“Our greatest joy is seeing families spend quality time together, and we are honored to play a small role in making that possible,” said Tayler Cooley with Cool Patch Pumpkins. “As a family-run farm, we pride ourselves in being a family-friendly patch.”
The Pumpkin Patch
You can’t leave the corn maze without a trip to the pumpkin patch! It has edible and non-edible pumpkins, gourds, squash, and more. There is a mini hay maze for the kids, hay rides for a tour of the patch, a giant pool of corn to play in, and plenty of photo ops.
There are plenty of fall-flavored food and drinks including pumpkin pie, kettle corn, and more.
About Cool Patch Pumpkins
Cool Patch Pumpkins was founded in 2001 when Matt Cooley and his kids started selling pumpkins from his field. It’s not grown into a world-renowned pumpkin patch and corn maze. It partners with schools and churches for educational field trips and can host parties.
It’s $20 per person and children aged five and under are free.
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