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Maris Farms | Tips for Visiting

Tips for Visiting

We are a real working farm! Please keep in mind Maris Farms is operated around a rustic dairy farm setting and natural environments. You will encounter uneven terrain, rocks, mud, and corn leaves. We want to help you plan accordingly, especially when it comes to what to wear and what to do!

What to Wear
It’s fall time. The weather can be unpredictable — sunny and 70’s one weekend, sideways rain the next. You want to make sure and dress for the occasion. Our suggestions are footwear that can handle mud, gravel and uneven terrain -recommended rubber boots – and a warm jacket and/or rain jacket for the unpredictable sun-to-rain, rain-to-sun, sun-back-to-rain two hour visit you’ll have. Nighttime activities will bring out the chill, so keep that in mind. Even if its dry when you visit, if we’ve had persistent rains in the week leading up to your visit, you will most likely be navigating around puddles and some mud. Your best Tennis Shoes, dress shoes and high heels are a bad idea on the farm!

Beat the Crowds
Weekdays are quieter than weekends at Maris Farms.  Many of the food vendors and other extra activity vendors are not available, but an excellent option for the value-seeker or those who like things a little slower paced.

What to Bring
What you bring will depend on what you want to do and what the weather is like. On a rainy day, be sure and bring your umbrella and boots, as well as a rain slicker and possibly some towels to wipe off mud and dry off before getting back in your vehicle. Bring flashlights ONLY for the night corn maze.

Activity Options Vary
Based on date and time, some activities or attractions may not be available during the week. Please check the Plan Your Visit page for detailed options.

Plenty to Eat and Drink
Bottled water, canned soda, chips & candy and Espresso are available on weekdays. On weekends, more food and drink options are available.

Parking
We offer free parking, but there are small windows on busy weekends when the parking lot is full. If you see cars parked on the road, it does not necessarily mean the parking lot is full when you arrive. Please try to park in our parking lot before choosing to park on road.

Special Needs
Since this is a natural terrain event, there are areas in the Haunted Woods and corn maze that are not accessible by mobility scooters or motorized wheelchairs. If these areas were to be part of your visit, please contact us (253-318-2927 or 253-380-7771) prior to purchasing your ticket so we can be ready to give you the best experience.

Safety
Special Note to Parents: As parents as well as owners of Maris Farms, we strive to provide a fun experience for all ages. Please supervise your children when visiting Maris Farms, not only to ensure their safety and well being, but also to share in the memories. Due to a high and intense fright factor, our Haunted Woods may not be appropriate for children.

Can I bring my dog?
Well-socialized, friendly, leashed dogs can attend during your daytime visit, but must register upon entry at our information booth. You are required to clean up after you pet during your visit. Please be sure to bring waste bags.

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