If you go
When: Sept. 30 – Nov. 5
Where: Hee Haw Farms, 150 S. 2000 West, Pleasant Grove
Cost: $6 for general admission $5 for the Haunted Hayride, $3 for Corn Maze
Number: (801) 368-4335
Deck the fall with corn and pumpkins at Hee Haw Farms.
The fall season is open at Hee Haw Farms, 150 S. 2000 West in Pleasant Grove, Utah, and the pumpkins are waiting to be weighed and taken home. The corn is settled in its box for playing. The wagon is ready to give rides.
Hee Haw Farms is a fifth generation, family-run farm that is 156 years old. Now in its 16th season, the former dairy farm has added murals and continued to grow the farm to add to its authentic look.
“It’s a place for families to come outside of the city,” said Chalise Smith, co-owner of Hee Haw Farms.
There are plenty of general admission activities — hayrides, animal train rides, petting farm, corn box, giant slide, bunny hutch and more fun farmin’ activities — that are staples, but Hee Haw Farms has even more fall fun to offer. And only some of those activities are added on to the $6 general admission cost. Here are seven “can’t miss” fall festivities at Hee Haw Farms.
1. Pick-Your-Own Pumpkin Patch
Don’t let the farmers determine what is the best pumpkin for you. Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch and claim the best pumpkin for your Jack-o-lantern creation this year. Pumpkins cost 35 cents per pound. The last hayride departs at 7 p.m.
2. Pumpkin Weigh-Off
Want to flaunt your pumpkins curves? The 2nd Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off on Saturday, Oct. 8, allows everyone to show off their hefty harvest. Enter for free by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Corn Maze
Get lost and found in Hee Haws Farms. You can add the corn maze onto your general admission for just $3. The corn maze is open Monday through Thursday until 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday until 10 p.m.
4. Everything Corn
Taking over the sand box’s duties in October, the corn box is a new outdoor sensation both your kids and yourself will love. If tame corn doesn’t have you popping for joy, then the corn cannon will blow your mind. The air-compressed cannon explodes, sending kernels flying at a target. Everything corny is included in the general admission.
5. Haunted Hayride
If you’re no scared crow, then the Haunted Hayride will be just the thing to spook your pants off. Hayrides take brave riders through a 156-year-old barnyard. Who knows what creepy creatures you’ll meet? Tickets to the hayride cost $5 per person and is open from dark until close on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays. The last day for close on Oct. 31.
6. Trick-or-Treat Hayride
If you tend to choose the treat over trick, then the trick-or-treat hayride is a safe and fun route for you. Kids will love crossing the path of some of their favorite characters who toss treats into the advancing wagon. Climb aboard on Mondays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. Regular hayrides run Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m. The trick-or-treat hayride is included in the general farm admission price.
7. Pumpkin Drop
It’s a bird, it’s a plane — no, it’s falling pumpkins! At the end of the Halloween season on Oct. 29, Hee Haw Farms is hosting its 8th Annual Giant Pumpkin Drop. The pumpkins make the terrifying trek 175 feet in the air and are dropped to its splattering fate. That’s a ton of pumpkins (they’ve had seven tons of pumpkin) and a ton of fun. Some of the funds from the pumpkin drop, which begins at noon, are donated to the March of Dimes to help during the Christmas season.
Hee Haw Farms is open through Nov. 5, Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. During Fall Break (Oct. 20, 24 and 24), Hee Haw Farms is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.