Choose from pumpkins we have picked or take a hayride to the patch to find your perfect pumpkin. Our huge pumpkin patch has thousands of pumpkins of every size, shape, and color. In fact, this year we have more than 40 different varieties of pumpkins, gourds, and Indian corn. From Jack-O-Lanterns to pie pumpkins and warted gourds to Indian corn, you are sure to find the one that strikes your fancy. Pick them right off the vine or choose from some that we have pre-picked for you.
SEARCH: Find your perfect pumpkins! Take some time to explore all the quality varieties of pumpkins we have to offer. TIP: The Farmstead plants many varieties (many of our favorites listed below). We know that you’ll find just what you’re looking for!
PICK: Pick your pumpkin off the vine. Careful not to damage the stem! TIP: Find the joint where the stem turns to vine. Bending the vine at this weak spot is the best way to disconnect the stem from the vine.
HAUL: Bring your pumpkin to the Scale House near the exit to be weighed. Pay per pound at the Exit Booth. TIP: If you have a wagon, wheel it onto the scale and we will subtract its weight from the total!
Lowe Family Farmstead is a leader in educating and entertaining Idaho families, beginning in 1997 with Idaho’s Original Corn Maze. It is part of a production farm operated by Jim and Hillary Lowe of Kuna (bio). The Farmstead is located at 2500 South Eagle Road in Kuna, ID, and has been recognized by TIME magazine, USA Today, Conde Nast Traveler, and other national, regional, and local media.
Lowe Family Farmstead is an all outdoor activity and subject to the weather. We can handle a little rain, but if it gets too rainy we have to close. Check our Facebook page for real-time updates and news about any weather-related closures.
The MAiZE is cut into about 18 acres of corn. In addition to Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the MAiZE, we have the Field of Screams and the Mini MAiZE.
How long does it take to get through the MAiZE?
Well this, of course, all depends on your choices! Our experience is that most people enjoy 30-60 minutes of getting lost and we shoot for that as the average time. We have broken the MAiZE into two phases, so you have the option of completing one or both parts, depending on your skill and patience. Of course, we do have Corn Cops to help you if you are completely corn-fused. Don’t worry, we won’t leave you out there!
We also have a very simple and short pathway - the Mini MAiZE - for the little tikes who want the experience of the corn but primarily want to enjoy the other activities.
We do not recommend the Field of Screams for small children... After all, our goal is to make you scream! Every person is different, so we leave ages to the discretion of parents. We do avoid unnecessary gore or gruesome scenes; however, the experience involves characters lurking in the corn, chainsaws, fog, strobe lights, and lots of startles! For younger children or the faint of heart, we recommend the regular maze, which is included in any admission.
Well, you could, but it would not taste very good! The corn we plant for the MAiZE is well suited to feed cattle, so it is not as sweet and tender as the corn you are used to eating. We do grow our own sweet corn in a separate field, which we sell as roasted corn at Lowe Family Farmstead.