I had never heard of the Hee Haw Farms in Pleasant Grove (150 South 2000 West) until we were asked to visit and share our honest opinion of their offerings. We had so much fun!!
We arrived around 4:30 on Saturday afternoon. The farm is only open to the public during holidays like Halloween. During the rest of the year it is a working farm and that was the thing I liked the most. We started in the main courtyard. The kids loved playing tetherball while the little ones rode on the animal train. They had all sorts of carnival-type games there, including face-painting and a petting zoo.
Fajita showed us all up by tossing a lasso and roping a pretend animal. Taco climbed on the swings made from old tires. I had seen one done up as a horse before, but never a tractor! (I probably shouldn't tell you that even Bean Dip climbed on. Until I pulled out my camera...)
When we first presented ourselves at the ticket booth, we were given wristbands for the corn maze and a flyer with all the activities included in our general admission. That was nice because then we knew what to ask for although they had signs everywhere and if we still managed to get lost, all of the workers wore red t-shirts that easily identified them.
The kids wanted to ride on the giant slide, so we headed that general direction. Curly was upset when he fell at the bottom of the slide and skinned up his elbow. We stopped by the general store and they patched him up quick and we were off again to the hayride. I was a little surprised by the hayride. It was actually a flatbed wagon with low sides and we sat right down in the bed. I'm guessing it was used for hauling hay a few weeks ago.
They guy who drove the tractor was friendly and willing to listen to me complain about the bottom of the slide, and later when we stopped by again, they had loaded a bunch of burlap sacks at base of the slide to soften the landing. My little ones must have gone up and down that slide 20 times each! I was tired just watching them. Baby Doll especially loved it and the boys would come down together and land in a big pile at the bottom, giggling as they untangled arms and legs and headed back up for more.
The corn maze was just the right length for kids. It took us about 20 minutes or so to walk the main path. I never felt like we were lost since we oriented ourselves with a big tree before we entered. Another thing the kids enjoyed was climbing on the huge haystack with its giant bales of hay. I remember doing that as a child and loving it. Crafty even gave me several lovely ballet poses on top to share with you.
The corn cannon was fun; the kids loved the corn box and they all came home with plenty of extra kernels stashed in pockets and shoes. We didn't stay late enough for the Haunted Hayride, but I'm sure the kids would have enjoyed that too.
The only negative was the lack of water. My sweetie finally bought each kid a water bottle at $1 a piece which isn't bad, but if I would have known, I would have had them each bring a water bottle from home. We didn't try their food, but the prices seemed quite reasonable. Overall, I really like the pricing structure. You know, some of the farms charge a fortune just to get in the door and then we end up skipping about half the activities. Here they keep the admission charge low and then offer add-ons like $1 pony rides for those who want them.
Oh, and Before you leave, make sure to stop by the pick your own pumpkin patch. They run about 30 cents/pound, which rivals most grocery stores in the valley.
If you get a chance, head out to Hee Haw Farms this year. They are open from September 28 - October 31, 2015. If you mention this post, they will give you one free child's admission with a paying adult. Only one coupon per group, please. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday 4:00 - 10:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm. In honor of Fall Break, they are open all day on October 15, 16, and 19.
***We were asked to visit Hee Haw Farms as part of the US Family Guide promotions and as compensation, we received free admission for our family. The opinions are our own.***