In 1991, Paul decided to give pumpkin farming a try. Paul and his family grew 1/2 acre of pumpkins that year, and piled them up for sale in the front yard. In 1993, Paul created a maze from snow fence, and the family tied a corn stalk on both sides of every slat of the fence. It was quite a job, but the maze was a masterpiece! Our maze was definitely the first in the area, and sometimes we have had a chuckle wondering if we didn't launch all the corn maze mania.
In 1999, we expanded our tiny maze onto over six acres of the farm when we created our one-acre and five-acre mazes, as well as our family free maze. In 2000, we added a snack shop.
When Paul and Cheryl began Fleitz Pumpkin Farm, their kids were quite young. Trisha was 13, Carrie 10, Gary, 6, and Katie 3. Now you'll see Trisha, Carrie and Katie's husbands, Gregg, Jason and Craig,and Gary's wife Kylie hauling pumpkins, and Paul and Cheryl's grandchildren riding on the pumpkin wagons.
Free admission and free parking.
Mini corn maze, Kid's straw maze, Kid's straw climbing tower
Corn "sandbox" and Goats
$1 one-acre maze
$2 five-acre maze
Our Snack Shack featuring freshly-made donuts, cider slush, and hot sandwiches.
Unique fall produce including all sizes and shapes of pumpkins (of course), giant pumpkins, gourds, dried gourds, squash, giant squash, apples, apple cider, straw bales, corn shocks, Indian corn, hardy mums, popcorn, squirrel corn, and broom corn.