The family is the basic unit of society—yet statistically, family members are the very people most likely to steal the extra pint of sherbet you've been saving up for all these years. Solidify family alliances with today's Groupon to Maan Farms. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get an A-maze-ing Farm Fun Package for two (a $10 value each) plus hot chocolate (a $2 value each; a $24 total value).
- For $24, you get an A-maze-ing Farm Fun package for four (a $10 value each) plus hot chocolate (a $2 value each; a $48 total value).
The A-maze-ing Farm Fun Package at Maan Farms tractor-pulls families along on hay rides and grants goats, rabbits, and other resident livestock a chance to steal visitors' hearts. A hay-wagon ride departing at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., or 5 p.m. takes up to four riders on a leisurely tour of the farm's premises, and the Critter Corral petting zoo brings farm animals and humans together to snack on sunflower seeds, gossip about reptiles, and compare shoe sizes. Later, youngsters can take imaginations for a spin at the Kidz Corral, where a sandbox and farm-themed playground keep small bodies busy while resting adults look on in jealousy. Papa Jo’s A-maze-ing Mazes reunite families for a frolic through a corn maze, sunflower labyrinth, or tangled rope maze, and offer nocturnal merriment with bring-your-own-flashlight nights through 8:30 p.m. on October 1, 6–8, 13–15, 20–22, and 27–29. After a stop at the grounds' thrilling bee centre or bird sanctuary, visitors may saunter up to Maan's lookout spot to behold a majestic 360-degree view of the valley below or cap things off by test-driving the Cinderella-model carriages at the pumpkin patch.
Maan Farms Market & Estate Winery
Though it started as a small berry stand in 1977, Maan Farms Market & Estate Winery has spent the last three decades expanding, accommodating, and providing its community with a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of urban living. One constant during that time, however, has been the family's dedication to producing fresh edibles, from juicy berries picked during the summer, to the crisp vegetables and sweet corn that spread across tables in the fall. Today, those are also supplemented by fermented produce: fruit wines, made from the farm's own berries and sold by experts who always have a pairing suggestion on hand.
While visiting the farm, guests can utilize those wholesome treats as fuel to explore the property's collection of activities, including the Critter Corral, where pigs, bunnies, and ducks elicit wonder by munching scoops of food or re-enacting chapters from Charlotte's Web. A bird sanctuary, a patch of pumpkins ranging from 10 to 100 pounds, a panoramic view of the valley, and a trio of mazes—including Papa Joe's corn maze—round out the lineup of agricultural attractions, which group tours, birthday parties, and campers can take advantage of at various times throughout the year.