$12 for one-day Harvest Fun Area admission for two (a $22.50 value, including tax)
- Saturday, September 21
- Sunday, September 22
- Saturday, September 28<p>
The Harvest Fun Area features mazes, such as the Jumpin’ Jack tile maze, a rope maze, a straw maze, and a 6-acre corn maze with 3 miles of paths. There’s also Pumpkin Chuckin’, a sand pit, and pedal carts. Visitors can go for a spin with a wagon ride or a pedal cart, and there’s a thrice-daily puppet show called A Pumpkin of a Show (at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.). Families can also pick up gourds, decorative items, and seasonal pies made on site. Admission to the Harvest Fun Area is for ages four and older; children three and under get in free.<p>
This year Strom’s Farm supports Beads of Courage at Guelph General Hospital, which works to help better the treatment experiences of kids coping with illness. Harvest Fun partners with a different charity every year. <p>
In 1978, there lived a man who loved sweet corn. His name was Jay, and his affection for sweet corn was so enduring that he and his wife, Marg, planted an entire acre of the stuff. Later years saw the addition of pumpkins and a corn maze, and in 2006, their son Channing bought the farm with his wife, Amy.
Since then, Channing, Amy, and their sons have expanded to transform Strom's Farm into a family-friendly autumn festival come September and October. Fall weekends see wagon rides, pumpkin-tossing contests, hay bales, and fresh-baked treats. Of course, the corn maze is still there, but today it spans a whopping 6 acres. Puppet shows and homegrown popcorn, however, aren't the only passions that guide Strom's Farm. A portion of the proceeds from every autumn festival go to local and national charities.