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Looking for a local corn maze or hayride in Monterey and San Benito County area of California?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of those in Monterey and San Benito County area of California, sorted by county. Some are huge corn mazes with hayrides, pumpkins, corn cannons, inflatables and others are simple corn mazes with little else.  Most also have loads of pumpkins to choose from.  To really make it fun for  your kids, look for those that have the extra activities, like a corn cannon, cow train, inflatables, farm animals, pumpkin patch or zip lines.  There is usually a small fee for the mazes (of course, the  more elaborate mazes tend to charge more. Hayrides are often free. A LWAYS call before you go to confirm whether they are open this year and any requirements, they don't always report changes to me, and many closed permanently due to the covid lockdowns!

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December: Corn mazes aren't open until late July or August - Same with Pumpkin patches. And if you are looking for a pumpkin patch, this website for pumpkin patches). You may also want to try the latest fun, Zombie Paintball, see this website!.

Corn mazes, sorted by county

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Monterey County

  • Earthbound Farm's Farm Stand - corn maze, pumpkins, hay rides
    7250 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel, CA 93923. Phone: 831-625-6219. E-mail: Directions: 3 and a half miles east of Highway 1. Open: year round, from 8am to 6:30pm Monday thru Saturday; 9am to 6pm on Sundays. Harvest Festival: free admission. Celebrate the bounty of the season with an action-packed day on the farm—fun for the whole family! Farm tours, cooking demonstrations, games and contests are just the beginning. Take a hay ride, get lost in the Corn Maze, listen to spooky stories in the tipi, and rush to win the pumpkin scramble and pumpkin stacking competitions. 11am – 3pm. (10/15).
  • Ghost Trolley of Old Monterey - Haunted Tours
    527 Hartnell St., Monterey, CA. Open: Aug. 28-October 31, 2007, 8:30 pm-10 pm. Phone: 831-624-1700. Email: 2007 Admission: $28; kids 2-12 years $9. Here's your chance to relive the fantastic tales of Old Monterey. The tour begins at one of Monterey's most notoriously haunted buildings, the Stokes Adobe. Soon you will be winding in and out of the path of history in the Ghost Trolley of Old Monterey, visiting locations of recent and historical sightings. Along the way, you will visit the oldest church in California, Monterey's historic cemetery, and old legendary adobes to relive the stories of their inhabitants. If they have less than six people for a tour, they may do a walking tour. Advance reservations suggested. No kids under five years.
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San Benito County

  • Swank Farms - corn maze, pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, haunted corn maze, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn cannon, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo
    2600 San Felipe Road (Seasonal) September 23 - October 31, Hollister, CA 95023. Phone: 831-637-4704. Fax: 831-636-6774. Email us at: Directions: 1 mile south on San Felipe Road off of Highway 156 We are located on the north side of the Hollister Airport Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in September, October. Open: Monday to Thursday 10 am to 6 pm (Haunted Ranch CLOSED) Friday and Saturday 10 am to midnight (Haunted Ranch opens at 7 pm) Sunday 10 am to 10 pm (Haunted Ranch opens at 7 pm) Our Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Haunted Ranch and Kiddy Corral are open September 23rd to October 31st. Payment: Cash, Check. Our home ranch located at 600 Aquistapace Road, Hollister, CA is a year round operation. Although we do farmers markets all year, our season starts off in May with cherries. We grow six different varieties. We also grow a large variety of fruits and vegetables, heirloom tomatoes, sweet corn, green beans and much more. We end our season in November with ornamentals.

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