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Cool Patch Pumpkins Corn Maze in California

Kick off the holiday season and get lost in the world’s largest corn maze

Best time: late September–October

Cool Patch Pumpkins Corn Maze
Cool Patch Pumpkins Corn Maze
Cool Patch Pumpkins Corn Maze
Cool Patch Pumpkins Corn Maze

Cool Patch Pumpkins' founder Matt Cooley set up his business 2001 when he with his kids started selling pumpkins from their pumpkin field. Besides a pumpkin patch, Matt created a corn maze for some extra income. What started as a hobby transformed into a Guinness Book of World Records corn maze that is like no other. Anyone can see this legendary patch in Dixon, CA, located 25 miles (39 km) west of Sacramento. This Halloween entertainment is available from late September through late October.

Cool Patch Pumpkins have been selling pumpkins since 1999 without much profit. But after they founded the 15-acre corn maze in 2003, hundreds of families visit the patch year after year. And the maze was growing too, as its founders were getting more ambitious. In 2007, the Dixon Corn Maze was titled “world’s largest temporary corn maze” by the Guinness Book of World Records; and has grown even larger since then. In 2012, the maze occupied a total of 53 acres (21.4 ha).

Cool Patch Pumpkins expands the maze every year and creates its new design. Its creators make a detailed blueprint and then hand-cut each turn of their huge Halloween masterpiece. At the entrance, you'll receive a map that should help you find the right way.

Practical info

When is the best time to visit the Cool Patch Pumpkins Corn Maze?

The corn maze at Cool Patch Pumpkins runs from late September to late October, during which time visitors can enjoy the warm and mild California weather. The ideal time for a visit is between late September and early October when the maze will be at its best. Show more

How big is the Cool Patch Pumpkins Corn Maze?

Cool Patch Pumpkins Corn Maze is world-famous for being the largest temporary corn maze in existence. It was named as such by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2007. As of 2012, the corn maze covered an impressive 53-acre area. Show more

Is the Cool Patch Pumpkins Corn Maze suitable for children?

While the Cool Patch Pumpkins Corn Maze is challenging, it offers a kid-friendly version suitable for younger visitors to enjoy. That's not all - an assortment of diverse activities like the hay castle, straw bale pyramids, and outdoor games ensure a great time for children and adults alike. It's important to note that kids under 13 must be accompanied by an adult though. Show more

Are there any other activities available at the Cool Patch Pumpkins Pumpkin Patch?

In addition to the world's largest corn maze, visitors to Cool Patch Pumpkins can pick their own pumpkins from the pumkin patch, participate in seasonal photo booths, and even roam the sunflower fields. To keep their energy level up, the patch offers outdoor games, fresh produce, homemade baked goods, and seasonal drinks at their market. Show more

Where can I find Cool Patch Pumpkins and how can I get there?

Cool Patch Pumpkins is situated in Dixon, CA, a small town located 31 km west of Sacramento off Interstate 80. Visitors can either drive to the location and park onsite or take the Amtrak Capital Corridor route to either Davis or Sacramento before hiring a taxi or catching a bus to the pumpkin patch. The address is 6150 Dixon Ave West, Dixon, CA 95620. Show more

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