Brooklyn Park Corn Maze Opens Saturday with St. Paul Saints Theme
A fall tradition in the northwest suburbs kicks off this weekend in Brooklyn Park.
The Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze opens, Saturday, Sept. 23 at 10 a.m.
Now in its 14th year, the event draws thousands of people to Brooklyn Park for a celebration of all things fall.
“The biggest reward is when the families who have been coming here for, since the [kids were] babies,” said Bert Bouwman, owner of the Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze. “And they say, ‘ah we had a great time.’ And that is the biggest reward we get. You know, to see people coming back and say, ‘keep doing it, we love it.'”
Families can enjoy a car show, hay rides, the ever-popular corn pit, and of course, they can traverse their way through a gigantic corn maze that this year is in the shape of the St. Paul Saints logo.
And even though there’s rain in the forecast for opening weekend, organizers say don’t let that deter you.
“We have tents, we have the corn pit that’s covered, the petting zoo is covered,” Bouwman said. “We will have festivities. So just be ready. you know, pay attention. Don’t listen too much to the weather man. Look yourself outside. If the weather’s good, come on out.”
The festival is open weekends through Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., along with the Thursday and Friday of the MEA break.
Admission is $13 and festival organizers will donate a portion of every ticket sold to Children’s Minnesota for cancer research.