Last Updated on May 26, 2014 by Jody Halsted
In what is quickly becoming a tradition we gathered a group of friends and welcomed the Harvest Moon at Geisler Family Farms. The theme has changed this year- to Vote 2008- and the maze is much more intricate than last year's.
There were other new updates, as well… A comfy sitting area has been added to the barn so you can warm yourself in front of a fireplace after navigating the maze or picking pumpkins. And while you are relaxing the kids can play in the corner or in the corn-box (like a sand box but filled with corn). It's much less messy than sand (that said, we did encounter some corn as we were changing for bed!) There are also large, clean bathrooms on site.
Fire pits are available for rental and our group made full use of two of them, roasting hot dogs and toasting marshmallows while we waited for the moon to rise.
The kids ran around and played with all the great play equipment and games the Geisler family has set up (including this tractor-tire swing).
Finally it was time to navigate the maze. A prize awaits those who persevere and locate all 10 markers. After the maze was complete many finished the night with a hay rack ride.
If you are near central Iowa any weekend through the end of October I highly recommend a visit to Geisler Family Farms. They have worked very hard to make their corn maze a great outing for the entire family. I promise you'll have a great time!
Please be sure to visit this article for previous information about this corn maze- and for links to other corn mazes around the country. This is a great way to support family farms!