A-Maze-ing Fall Fun 2017 | Black Hills Travel Blog
  • A-Maze-ing Fall Fun 2017
    A-Maze-ing Fall Fun 2017

Candy corn, crisp evenings, boots, sweaters, pumpkins, hay rides, changing leaves and corn mazes are just a few of the many things I love about fall. Once I see the candy corn and pumpkin flavored everything hit the grocery store shelves, I can’t fight the itch to find some fall fun.

Recently, my family and I set out on a fall adventure. Our destination? The Spearfish Valley Produce Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, located about three miles from Spearfish. This is a fall family event you can’t miss!

At the Spearfish Valley Produce Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, the experience goes well beyond just getting lost in a maze and picking a pumpkin from the patch. They have various other family activities, including a corn box (picture a sand box, but better!), hay jump, rubber duck races, hay bales to climb and jump on, hay slide, bee-line, barrel train, and much more.

Our kids opted to take in the hay jump before we tackled the maze. They jumped off huge stacks of hay onto a mattress covered in even more hay. Then we raced rubber ducks for a while until the corn maze beckoned us in. This year’s maze is an elaborate Dracula with a spider design. We had to find 6 stamp stations before exiting the maze in order for the kids to get a prize at the end. My husband was our lead navigator and if it weren’t for missing the first 3 stamp locations, we beat that maze like a boss (of course we back-tracked to get those stamps!) There’s something so rewarding in successfully navigating your way through the twists and turns of this maze. The kids were rewarded with candy…I was rewarded with much needed family time and lots of laughs.

There are a few weekends left to take advantage of the fall fun:

Hours (weekends only):
September 8 – November 1, 2017
Friday: 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

NOTE:  The activities close when it gets dark on Friday and Saturday. Only the maze is available.

The maze will be haunted after dark during the last two weekends of operation!

Admission Fee:
Adults (age 13 & up): $10
Youth (age 4 – 12): $8
Ages 3 & Under: Free
Night Maze (all ages): $13
Haunted Maze: $15

About the Author

Ara is a Black Hills native. Growing up just outside of Custer, her fondest memories involve exploring the Black Hills with friends, giving her a deep love for the scenic beauty, history and adventure that the Hills have to offer.  

Tourism has always been her passion, so she spent her college years at Black Hills State University in Spearfish earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Tourism Marketing. She has spent the past 14 years working for Black Hills & Badlands Tourism Association in Rapid City.

Most recently, Ara likes to spend her time re-exploring the region with her family. Always seeking a new adventure, they love spending time outdoors, hiking, visiting area attractions and attending events.

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