(OnFocus) Govin’s Farm, a hub of family fun east of Menomonie, is well worth the drive this fall.
From Friday to Sunday, the small family farm offers an unforgettable 11 acre corn maze and over 20 other activities.
The farm is famous for its elaborate corn mazes that from a birds-eye view have depicted everything from Packers helmets to Garth Brooks, plus have acted as a billboard for causes like the Wounded Warriors and Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
“We work with a company called The Maize in Utah. We come up with our theme and they design the maze around our theme,” said Julie Govin, who runs the farm with husband John. “It is an actual maze and there are games and staff that will help you find your way out.”
This year, the Govins wanted to draw attention to a cause close to them: Suicide prevention. From above, the corn maze states “Your Life Matters,” and provides the national hotline for suicide prevention: 1-800-273-8255.
“This year’s theme was chosen because we had a family member take his life in January,” said Julie. “Our corn maze themes usually have a meaning to the family, and this year is no different.”
Part of the proceeds will benefit suicide prevention organizations. The Govins hoped they could spread the word so that the message could save lives and have an impact. A few days after they posted the aerial photo of the maze, they received an email that the message had already saved a life.
All ages can enjoy the activities, which are also great for large groups. Bring a flashlight and try out the corn maze out at night on Fridays and Saturdays until 10 p.m. (last tickets sold at 9). For a haunted version in a separate area, tickets are $10 for Grimwood’s Horror Hollow on Fridays and Saturdays from 6-10 p.m. during October.
For those worried about getting lost, “corn cops” are stationed to help. The maze will be available until October 27. Please note that no dogs are allowed.
Other activities at the farm include a pumpkin patch, pumpkin and apple cannons, pumpkin bowling, a wagon ride, mini golf, hay jump, duck races, corn hole, giant Jenga, steer roping, and more.
Stop by the concessions area for hot dogs, chips, cookies, mini doughnuts, pretzels, caramel apple blossoms, apple turnovers, s’mores, kettle corn, and beverages.
For more information, visit www.govinsfarm.com.
Address: N6134 670th St, Menomonie, WI
Ages 5 & up $10.50+tax = $11.00
Ages 2-4 $4.00+tax = $4.25
Pumpkin Cannon 1 shot – $3.00
Apple Cannon 3 shots – $3.00
Pumpkins, Gourds, Squash $1.00 – $10.00.