Fall Farm Fun

The fun is endless at Maris Farms in October, with activities and attractions for visitors of all ages! We have five acres of Corn Maze for you to get lost in and five acres of Pumpkin Patch to explore — but that’s not even half of the excitement to be found at Pierce County’s favorite family fall destination! Keep looking!

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While we are open weekdays and weekends during the month of October, not all activities are available on weekdays. Check Plan A Visit to see the options before you come!

 Pedal Carts • Jumping Pillow • Mechanical Bull
Paintball Safari • Pumpkin Tetherball • Barnyard Ball Zone • Corn Hole • Trout Fishing • Live Pig Races •Live Duck Races •

New for 2015!
Attention Soccer Ballers! Now, we include a game with your weekend admission that is safe, entertaining to watch, and hilariously fun to play: bubble soccer (aka bubble football). What on God’s green Earth is bubble soccer, you ask? The most action-packed, entertaining, delightful to watch, safest version of soccer the world has ever seen! Take one part soccer, one part pillowfight, one part vaudeville slapstick comedy, mix well, and what you get looks a little bit like this:

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So, clearly just a little bit different than the soccer we have come to know and appreciate. If by “a little bit different” you mean zany, unpredictable, whacky, hilarious, farcical, and, in fact, an entire thesaurus full of words that mean fun and/or adventure.

As with soccer, bubble soccer is played on a grass field or indoor gym of usual dimensions, with a referee, and two goals. Sometimes time is kept according to regulations, or games are often shortened by design, by exhaustion, or by the inability of people convulsed with laughter to run after a ball anymore. This event is somewhat subject to the weather, so it may be closed on rainy weekends (admission cost will reflect any closure at time of purchase).

 

Pumpkin Smash … come enjoy a first of its kind here in Pierce County – the inaugural Pumpkin Smash event at Maris Farms. Join the Wolf (100.7 FM) on Saturday, Oct. 31st for a day of pumpkin crushing, tossing and smashing activities that are sure to provide plenty of entertainment and excitement!

Don’t trash ’em, SMASH ’em!!! Come take part in the destruction of our pumpkins or bring your own! If you’ve ever wondered what to do with your old pumpkins once Halloween has come and gone, this is the answer…Don’t miss exciting activities like the Pumpkin Sky Drop, Pumpkin Bowling and Pumpkin Pounding! You may also take part in the Pumpkin Relay Race, Pumpkin Chunking and Pumpkin Darts! These are just a few of the events and activities you can expect at this “smash-tastic” gathering!

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Kids Courtyard

It’s a unique farmyard playground designed for children ages 2-11. It’s open and fully-staffed on weekends, and partially staffed on weekdays.  Weekend fun includes: Bounce House, Tire Mountain, Spider Web Climber, Corn Room, Rubber Duck Races, “Cow” Roping, Tube Slide, Roller Slide, Black Mamba, little tykes Barnyard Ball Zone, and more! 

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Things to Ride

Enjoy a scenic, slow-paced Hayride around the Pumpkin Patch (weekends only), or bump along on the Cow Train, or zoom around the track in racy little Pedal Carts. Like it loud and crazy? On the weekends, catch a ride in the Monster Truck! On weekends we also have Pony Rides. Yep, it’s a weekend family favorite! Our ponies will take your little tykes (up to 100 lbs, please!) for a walk under a covered area. 

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Farm Animals

Visit our animal barn full of cute and personable critters. They are awake during our daytime hours! We have bunnies, piglets, chickens, turkeys and goats.

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We’re into Racing!

Swim, flutter and run — it’s Live Duck Races with a triathlon twist. This is quackery at its best and helps raise money for the Fisher House in Seattle! Get the details and racing times by clicking on this link. Back for the 9th year, watch the lively Triple Pig Crown racing series — one of Pierce County’s favorite attractions! Our piglets race to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Step up this fall and place your bets, folks! Find out more about pignostication …

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The Destruction Zone

It’s for those who like shooting things or the thrill of speed! This is the place for you!  Monster Truck Rides – Pumpkin Blaster – Corn Shooters – Mine Shaft Slide – Speleo Cave?

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Special Fun & Photo Props

Little girls will especially enjoy the Pumpkin Princess Storytime — and everyone loves face painting! Picture opportunities aplenty! We have a cornucopia, sunken tractor with benches, old trucks, haywagon and many other scenic options with Mt. Rainier in the background. Share your photos taken at the farm on Facebook or FlickR.

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