I think we can all agree there has been almost nothing normal about 2020. Sports were cancelled, festivals cancelled, fairs and birthday parties and weddings - all cancelled. Luckily, autumn in Wisconsin is beautiful and there is plenty of outdoor fun to be had before winter hits! We’ve compiled a list of local farms that are still providing all of the fall fun in 2020:
Treinen Farm, Lodi
Treinen Farm has opened this season with extended hours and has put measures in place to ensure the health and safety of all who visit. Enjoy the maze, play structures, hiking and walking trails, picnic areas and goats! Not available at this time are the indoor areas, games with high-touch surfaces, and meals. Just be sure to book your timeframe ahead of time so the farm can ensure smaller crowds!
9 AM-10 PM
Schuster’s Farm, Deerfield
Enjoy 8 acres of corn maze, wagon rides, pumpkins to pick, apple cider donuts, a haunted forest and more! Schuster’s is operating at 50% capacity this year and is taking every cleaning, screening and masking precaution possible to instill confidence that guests can enjoy a safe and fun fall day!
Hours: September 19-November 1
Monday-Friday, 9 AM-6 PM
Saturday-Sunday, 10 AM-6PM
Enchanted Valley Acres, Cross Plains
When you visit Enchanted Valley Acres, you’ll love the famous giant slides, corn maze, pumpkin patch, goats, chickens, wagon rides, scavenger hunts, yard games, an obstacle course and more! Come back just before Christmas and pick out a pre-cut Christmas tree or cut your own!
Hours: Saturdays & Sundays in September, 9 AM-6 PM
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in October, 9 AM-6 PM
Eplegaarden will become your new family tradition! Pick fresh apples off the trees and your favorite pumpkin in the patch, and then treat yourself to a caramel apple sundae or a cider donut paired with fresh apple cider.
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 9 AM-1 PM
Saturday-Sunday, 9 AM-5 PM
Sutter’s Ridge, Mount Horeb
Stop by Sutter’s Ridge to grab some pre-picked apples, or stay awhile and pick your own! Children will love the corn maze and activity area, and everyone enjoys the apple cider donuts, pumpkin bars, caramel apples, homemade apple pie, and more! Note that this year there will be no wagon rides, bakery items will be pre-packaged, and the corn maze will be hands-free.
Hours: Thursday-Sunday, 10 AM-5 PM
Busy Barns Adventure Farm, Fort Atkinson
With a pumpkin patch, hayrides, a corn maze, and a petting farm featuring baby animals, Busy Barns Adventure Farm has everything you need for a day full of fall fun! Rest assured there is extra cleaning throughout the day, hand-washing stations around the farm, employee screening, and social distancing precautions in place.
Hours: Saturdays & Sundays from September 19-October 31, 10 AM-5 PM
Eugster’s Farm Market, Stoughton
Pick your own apples or choose a bag of pre-picked apples on your trip to Eugster’s, and don’t forget the perfect pumpkins! Take in the 15-acre petting farm, corn mazes, haunted house, and so much more! Note that online tickets are required on weekends. Weekday tickets can be purchased on the farm like normal.
Hours: Wednesday-Monday, 10 AM-5 PM
With so many great options for outdoor fun this season, you’ll be trekking all over Dane County to check out these spots! What are some of your favorite fall activities? What is your go-to spot for fall fun? Share with us in the comments below!