The corn maze and pumpkin patch are open on the weekends during September and October. Our promotional partners are DEKALB, Casey’s General Store and Van-Wall Group Inc.
The ninth maze season will be Aug. 31 through Oct. 27.
Hours (weather permitting)
Flashlight Friday Nights: 5 to last admission 8 p.m. Saturdays: 10 a.m. to last admission 8 p.m. Sundays: 12 p.m. to last admission 6 p.m.
Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 14: 12 – 6 p.m.
Prices charged on ages 3 and up.
Option A: Corn maze & fun zone = $7.00*
Option B: Corn maze, fun zone & hayride = $8.00*
Option C: Fun zone & hayride (2 and younger free) = $3.00
Option D: Fun zone only = $2.00
* $1 off maze admission with donated food item.
Cash, credit and debit cards are accepted. Cash is preferred at the concession stand.
Fall Fun Features
Navigate your way through the 10-acre corn maze featuring the Ankeny High School logos. The fun zone includes swings, a tractor tire swing, rubber duck races, patio maze, table maze, pedal karts, trikes for tykes, hop-a-long ponies, corn bin and corn hole toss game. We feature a one-of-a-kind farmer built ADA-accessible hayrack. Groups of 10 or more corn maze customers may reserve space at one of three firepits (see group details below).
Inside the Red Shed is admission to our corn maze and fun zone. Inside you will also find ADA-accessible restrooms, concessions, Iowa-made soy candles, homemade jams and frozen Emma Krumbee take and bake pies and apple crisp.
Our pumpkin patch is conveniently located next to the parking lot on the west side of the Red Shed. There is no admission charged to visit the pumpkins. We do not have a hayride to our pumpkins. During the week, we harvest pumpkins from our 10-acre field and move them to our patch. During the peak in October, there are thousands of pumpkins to select from.
You may borrow one of our wagons and select the perfect jack o’lanterns. Before you complete your purchase, there are other fall decorations to select from including straw, corn shocks, Indian corn, gourds, heirloom pumpkins, squash and mini pumpkins. We have a weigh and pay station at the orange pumpkin shed. We accept cash, credit and debit cards.
Share the Bounty
Receive $1 off your corn maze admission by sharing one canned or packaged nonperishable food item. The limit is one food item per paid corn maze admission. Children age two and younger visit the corn maze for free. All donated food items will be given to the Des Moines Area Religious Council’s Emergency Food Pantry.
Harvest Moon Walk Sept. 20 & 21
Admission is 6 – 8 p.m. Explore the 10-acre corn maze under the harvest (full) moon. Bring a flashlight to read your map.
Maze for Marfan Fall Fest Oct. 19 & 20
Join us for prime pumpkin picking Oct. 19 & 20 during Maze for Marfan Fall Fest. Representatives from the Heart of Iowa Chapter of the National Marfan Foundation will be working at the maze and providing information about Marfan syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects the body’s connective tissue; the glue that holds the body together. It affects 1 out of every 5,000 individuals in the United States. On Oct. 19 & 20, Geisler Farms will be donating $1 for each paid corn maze admission to the Heart of Iowa Chapter. For additional information, visit www.heartofiowa.org or www.marfan.org.
If your group of corn maze enthusiasts would like to use a firepit and have a hayride together, we offer advance group reservations. Otherwise any group may visit on the weekend without a reservation. We offer three firepits for group reservation. Customers willing to pay the $7 corn maze admission (Option A) are allowed to make a firepit reservation. The reservation includes a free group hayrack ride, the corn maze, and fun zone. At the farm you will be provided with an LP-powered firepit with windbreak, seating for 30 and a table. A group visit requires a minimum of 10 paid admissions. Restrooms are inside the Red Shed. Beverages, popcorn and snacks are available for purchase. The cost is $7.00 per person. To access the firepit and enjoy the hayride, all group participants shall pay the $7 admission fee.
A weekday group farm visit is ideal for preschool groups. This self-guided visit includes a hayride (weather permitting), farmyard activities including access to the corn bin, tricycles, duck races and swing set. It does not include admission to the corn maze. The cost is $4 per person. Add a mini pumpkin per person for $1. Daytime school group visit: Your self-guided visit includes access to the corn maze, hayride and other farm activities including the corn bin, trikes, pedal karts, duck races and fun zone for $7 per person.
Company Team Building
Escape the office for a few hours and visit Geisler Farms for a weekday company team building activity. The corn maze can be used for a variety of character-building exercises. Allow enough time for a hayrack ride, too. You may bring in lunch or snacks to enjoy around a firepit. Exclusive daytime use of the farm and its amenities is $10 per person.