We are glad you thought of using Maris Farms and its amazing scenery as a backdrop to your clients’ photos. We’ve developed several options to help you and your clients capture the seasonal beauty of the farm in your photographs.
Semi-private rental, great for mini-sessions: This option was created with the intention to create an environment that will allow for better quality photos as well as a better experience for photographers and their clients. This is a semi-private rental, as there will be other photographers allowed to also rent the farm for the same purpose. Since the farm will be closed, no activities or merchandise will be available.
Spring Tulips/Baby Animals and Blooms: Choose a 9 AM admission time and select “Morning Glow Admission”. Admission will be required for everyone 2 and older but all are welcome to stay and play when farm activities open at 10 AM.
Summer Flowers/Sunflower Days: Choose a Wednesday from this ticket page and you’ll see the photography admission. Only one admission is needed for each photographer, with no extra cost for photo guests – ideal for mini sessions! There will be no activities offered and the farm gate will close promptly at 8:15, so please plan accordingly.
Non-private photo shoots: If a photographer would like to conduct photo shoots when the farm is open to the public, both photographers and their clients alike are required to pay farm admission applicable to time of visit (photographers may benefit by purchasing a season pass if they foresee using the farm multiple times during regular hours). It probably goes without saying, but we want to make sure there is an understanding that equipment, staging or photography cannot interfere with the enjoyment or access to the facility by other customers.
Drones: No drone use at the farm without express permission from a Maris Farms representative
As a real working farm, Maris Farms is operated around a rustic dairy farm setting and natural environments. If you travel to the corn maze or pumpkin patch you will encounter uneven terrain, rocks, mud, and corn leaves. Please plan accordingly.
Please obey both common sense and established rules of each venue when visiting. We welcome any and all input to help us improve our facility.
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.
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.
We offer free parking. There are small windows on busy weekends when the main parking lot is full so we will open up another lot across the street. 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.
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In October you will find a full assortment of restaurants to satisfy (burgers, hot dogs, pizza and BBQ) plus Kettle and Roasted Corn, ice cream, farm-made fudge and other sweets, and espresso. For the remainder of seasons, we have a variety of Farm Food venues to choose from. Plus Kettle and Roasted Corn, ice cream, farm-made fudge and other sweets, espresso and a Beer and Wine bar!
The first 2 weekends of October are the least busy weekends at Maris Farms. We do limit capacity to assure the best visit possible, which usually impacts the 3rd and 4th weekend of October. The Haunted Woods frequently sells out most weekends. Please secure your tickets online before making the drive out.
Its outdoors, so please dress accordingly. 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.
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!
Our suggestions: 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.
Facilities Disclaimer: Please keep in mind Maris Farms is operated around a rustic dairy farm setting and natural environments. You may encounter uneven terrain, rocks, mud, and corn leaves. Please plan accordingly. Please use common sense and obey established rules of each venue when visiting. We welcome any and all input to help us improve the venues.