Colin Volkers – staff writer
Pumpkinland, located at 4123 Jackson Ave. in Orange City, is a great place to check out this fall for a break from all the studying and paper writing. Head over anytime Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. until dark for their fun fall festivities. One of the things Pumpkinland is most famous for is its corn maze. This year, Pumpkinland’s owners Dave and Helen Huitink partnered with Culver’s to be one of 12 corn mazes around the country that created a “Thank-You-Famers” themed maze that helps raise awareness for the importance of agriculture, as well as give financial support to young farmers who would like to attend colleges around the country.
Along with the corn maze, Pumpkinland offers a full petting zoo, BG’s Cakes N’ More (a food vendor that sells things like funnel cakes and fried Twinkies every Saturday), and a fully-stocked shop filled with decorations and accessories for all your autumnal needs.
The corn maze costs $6 for adults, $5 for 5-12-year-olds and 4 and under are completely free. If you have a bunch of friends who would like to join you on your quest to dominate the treacherous maze you can call ahead and get a discounted group price if you have more than 15 people. You can also call ahead to reserve one of three campfire pits so you can sing campfire songs and make s’mores after a long day of petting animals and eating funnel cakes.
If you would like any more information or would like to set up a reservation call Dave or Helen Huitink, owners and managers, at 712-737-8364. Pumpkinland will close for the season on November 1, so make sure you head over there to check them out before it’s too late!