Fall and Halloween fun with corn, animals, pumpkins and hayrides at Hee Haw Farms

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Hee Haw Farms has a petting farm with goats, calves, sheep, chickens, bunnies and piglets. (Photo courtesy of Hee Haw Farms)

IF YOU GO …

When: Sept. 29 – Nov. 4
Where: Hee Haw Farms, 150 S. 2000 West, Pleasant Grove
Cost: $6 for general admission $5 for the Haunted Tales Hayride & Haunted Corn Maze, $3 for Corn Maze
Number: (801) 368-4335
Site: heehawfarms.com
Facebook: Hee Haw Farms

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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. And the corn maze is standing tall ready for you to get lost on your journey through it.

Hee Haw Farms is a fifth generation, family-run farm that is 157 years old. Now in its 17th season, the farm offers farmtastic fun in an authentic farm environment.

“It’s a place for families, teens, school groups and church groups to come outside of the city and enjoy the fall season with favorite fall traditions,” said Chalise Smith, co-owner of Hee Haw Farms.

There are plenty of general admission activities — hayrides, animal train rides, petting farm, corn box, corn cannon, giant slide, life size 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. Pumpkins cost 35 cents per pound. NEW THIS YEAR — Two patches are offered at Hee Haw Farms.

  1. Drive and park at a beautiful pumpkin patch across the street from Hee Haw Farms.  No admission required to find your favorite Jack-o-lantern.
  2. Come into Hee Haw Farms event and take a hayride to the pumpkin patch and claim the best pumpkin for your Jack-o-lantern. The last hayride departs at 7 p.m.

2. Pumpkin Weigh-Off

Want to flaunt your pumpkins curves? The 3nd Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off on Saturday, Oct. 7, allows everyone to show off their hefty harvest. Enter for free by emailing heehaws7@gmail.com.

An 100-years-old has been converted into a slide at Hee Haw Farms. (Photo courtesy Hee Haw Farms)

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 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 Tale Hayride and Haunted Corn Maze

If you’re no scared crow, then the Haunted Tale Hayride and Haunted Corn Maze will be just the thing to spook your pants off. Hayrides take brave riders on a ride in the moonlit night.  A Halloween Tale will be told.  Next stop … exit the wagon and make your way back through a haunted corn maze.  Who knows what creepy creatures you’ll meet? Tickets to the hayride and maze cost $5 per person and is open from 8 p.m. until close on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays. It is also open on Thursday, Oct 19.  The last day for the haunted event is Monday, Oct. 30.

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 4:30 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 11a.m. to 7 p.m. Both hayrides are 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. 28, Hee Haw Farms is hosting its 9th 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 help families in need during the Christmas season.

Hee Haw Farms is open through Nov. 4Monday 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. 19, 20 and 23), Hee Haw Farms is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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