Frequently Asked Fall Fest Questions
What is covered in the price of admission?
General Admission • Hayride to the Pumpkin Patch • 30 Acre Corn Maze with 3 different maze games • Pumpkin Launcher • Barnyard 500 Pedal Karts • Mine Car Rides • Barrel Train Rides • Farm Animals • Kiddie Korral Playground • Spider Web • Tire Mountain • Fort-Alota-Fun • Wooden Train • Punchin Pumpkins • Live music & entertainment on select days • Photo Ops • View Included in Admission page for details.
What is NOT covered in the price of admission?
Purchase a Pumpkin • Gem Mining • Mini Pumpkin Launching • S’mores • Pony Rides • Escape Room • Paintball Gallery • Face Painting • Glitter Tattoos • General Store • Ducktona Halfpipe Duck Races • Campfire Site Rentals • Pavilion Rentals • Concession Stand View Extra Activities page for details.
How much are pumpkins?
Pumpkins are priced by size: Itty-Bitty $2 – Jumbo $12. Click here for more details.
How much are children 3 & under?
Children 3 & under are free for regular admission to the farm
Children 2 & over must pay the field trip rate if attending a field trip.
What type of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, business checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Sorry, no personal checks. An ATM is available on the farm during Fall Festival.
What is your cancellation policy?
A refund for your campfire site booking will only be issued if cancellation is received at least 48 hours in advance or Anderson Farms closes the day of your scheduled event.
How is the corn maze created?
We debate the design of the maze every year for about 6 months, and then we let Jim Anderson have his way. Our maze designer, Shawn Stolworthy of Mazeplay in Firth, ID comes out to our farm every year in early June and cuts the maze. Shawn is the person with the GPS technical know-how to actually get the maze designed and cut when the corn is 6” tall. He puts the satellite dish and computer on his tractor and goes to work. It takes only ONE day to cut our 30-acre corn maze with its 9 miles of trail!!
How big is the maze?
The maze consists of 4 separate mazes. Together they total over 8 miles of trail across 30+ acres. To put that into perspective, an acre is a little smaller than a football field!
How do you play the maze game?
Each maze contains 6 numbered stations that correspond to the numbered boxes at the bottom of the maze map that you receive at the ticket booth. When you arrive at a maze station, use the paper punch attached to the post to punch the correct box on your map. Race other members of your party to complete all the punches!
We also have two new smaller games for younger children. For more information about Farm Scene Investigation and Farm Scene Tracks please visit our corn maze page.
How long will it take to go through the maze?
As long as you want! If you’re especially good at figuring out the maze or reading the maze maps, you can speed right through the game. If you are playing the maze game without the map, it can take up to two hours. We recommend that you plan on spending as much time in the maze as you’d like. Farm Scene Investigation and Farms Scene Tracks will take significantly less time to complete.
Is the maze open at night?
Yes, all you need is a flashlight. Flashlights are available for purchase if you forget yours.
Is the maze haunted?
No, the maze is NEVER haunted. However, beware of the customers that are trying to haunt the maze at night. Terror in the Corn and Zombie Paintball Hunt are in a separate corn field.
Are strollers allowed in the maze?
Yes, strollers are allowed in the maze. But, be aware that the ground is dirt, it is not flat and it can be muddy.
What else can I do besides the maze?
Don’t forget to take a wagon ride out to the pumpkin patch to find your very own perfect pumpkin. Take rides on the barrel train and the mine cars. Try your talents at solving the finger mazes, play in the playground and get some lovin’ from the animals. Go back in time & pan for gem stones & fossils at our Gem Mining Sluice. Eat a great lunch and/or dinner at the concession stand. Also, visit our general store where you’ll find handcrafts, postal impressions, jams, jellies, toys, and more. Many of the products found in the general store are made by our own crew as well.
We do not recommend Terror in the Corn for children 6 and under. But we leave that decision up to the parents. Experience has told us that you can be 35 years old and get freaked out where the 8 year old comes out and says, “ah, it’s no big deal!” (Of course he was hanging on to Dad the whole time!). So, it really depends on how well your child likes being scared.
What’s the history of Anderson Farms?
The Anderson Family purchased Anderson Farms in 1958. This was a trade for land that the state took from their farm, about 9 miles north, to put in I-25. The crops grown on the farm are wheat, barley, hay, corn for cattle, and pumpkins. In 1997 Jim Anderson opened up the farm for hayrides to the pumpkin patch. Two years later in 1999, he created the first corn maze in Colorado! From there, he built Anderson Farms into a year round agri-tourism business with catered events, weddings, field trips and the Annual Fall Festival with a pumpkin patch, corn maze & haunted attraction. In 2007, Jim’s daughter & son-in-law, Rachelle & Michael Wegele joined the business. Michael keeps busy farming & maintaining the farm, while Rachelle takes care of the business side. This truly is a family farm! Click here to learn more.
Are dogs allowed on the farm?
For everyone’s comfort and safety, please leave pets at home. Handicap assistive pets are always permitted.
Do you ever close?
Safety of our staff and customers is of the highest priority here at the farm. We do our best to stay open during advertised hours but sometimes mother nature does not cooperate with us. When considering closing, we look at road conditions, temperature and the level of mud on the property. Please keep in mind that on a day following a storm it may be warm and dry on the paved roads but very muddy on the farm. Our parking lot, main yard and all wagon trails are dirt and/or gravel. Sometimes it is not safe to run our wagons in the mud and we may choose to close part or all of the farm’s activities until conditions improve. We will post any closures on our website, facebook page and twitter account as soon as any closure is determined.
Please let us know your questions or comments about our farm by contacting us.