Fall Festival

Come enjoy fall at the Bowers School Farm!

Our 2016 Fall Festival includes a fun wagon ride around the property, access to the friendly barns, allowing you to see the farm animals (goat, sheep, llama, rabbits, pigs, and horses), a corn maze, a bonfire, and a pony ride (on Sundays only, weather permitting - donations accepted). For a small charge, you can pick your holiday pumpkin (pumpkins will be in a area for you to pick out; not in the pumpkin patch)

Make the Bowers Farm Fall Festival your family's annual event!

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2016 Dates and Times

Fridays, October 14, 21 & 28 - 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Saturdays, October 15, 22 & 29 - 4:00 pm-9:00 pm
Sundays, Oct 16, 23, & 30 - 12:00 pm-4:00 pm.

*Weather permitting

  • $10 per person for ages 4+
  • Free – ages 3 and under

Price includes:

  • Unlimited access to the corn maze.
  • Wagon Ride
  • Pony Ride - Sundays only, weather permitting; donations accepted.
  • Access to friendly barns - goat, sheep, llama, poultry, horses, bunnies, and pigs.
  • Bonfire with seating.

The group rate for 10 or more "paying" people is $8 per person, 3 and under are still free. Group rate tickets must be purchased by one representative who will then distribute to individuals in the group or they can be purchased individually as long as the entire group is present.

Pumpkin prices range from $3 - $12 depending on the size. Enjoy!!

Parking: free, on site

Bowers School Farm

1219 E. Square Lake Rd
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

• Conveniently located off I-75, exit #74 and Adams Rd.
• On Square Lake Rd., between Adams and Squirrel – you'll see plenty of signs!

Questions? Please contact the farm office at (248) 341-6475

We have ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for rule violations. Breaking any of the rules listed below will result in an immediate removal from the maze without a refund


1. NEVER leave the designated paths.
2. Do not cut through corn stalks.
3. Do not pick or throw corn cobs.
4. No alcohol, smoking or open flame of any kind.

Note: Paths may be uneven and/or muddy if it has recently rained, therefore, we ask that you please wear appropriate shoes. We are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged personal items


What payment options do I have?

We accept cash, check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard and Discover).

What is a corn maze?

It's a 10-acre corn field with a special design cut into it that leads the participant through various paths that may lead to the exit, but then again, may not, and you'll have to try another route. We have a Corn Maze (Non-Haunted) divided into a beginner maze (for 5 and under), an intermediate maze and a more advanced maze.

Where do I park?

You'll see all sorts of signs leading you to the free parking area. Parking is on the farm property and there will be volunteers available to assist you. Parking is free.

How long is each maze?

  • The beginner level of the Corn Maze is approx. 0.2 miles and takes roughly 5 to 10 minutes to complete.
  • The intermediate level of the Corn Maze is approx. 1.1 miles and takes roughly 30 minutes to complete.
  • The advanced maze level of the Corn Maze is approx. 2.2 miles and takes roughly 45 minutes to complete.

Do I have to go through both mazes?

No, you and your group decide what you're up for. Each maze has its own entrance and exit. Younger children may want to start in the beginner maze to get a feel for it and to play the fun, interactive game, then may want to try the more advanced maze. Teenagers and adults generally go right for the more difficult maze where there is a challenge to find the posts stating "fun facts" for

a little bit of learning enjoyment!

Will I get lost in the maze?

Go ahead, try to get lost! You may get a little turned around at times, but that's part of the a-mazing fun. Our "Corn Cops" will be stationed at various locations throughout the mazes to help point the "cornfused" in the right direction.

What if we can’t attend on any of the designated weekends - Can we attend during the week?

We will be happy to provide a two hour program, which includes ½ hour of the corn maze, ½ hour cider and donuts, ½ hour of barn tours, ½ hour of a wagon ride and a pie pumpkin to take home. There is a minimum of 5 people required for this tour and the cost is $10 per person. We run the tour Mondays through Fridays either in the morning, afternoon or evening. Get your group of friends, school, church organization, scouting groups, parent groups, family, etc and please call 248.341.6475 to book your weekday tour!

How much does a wagon ride cost if I don’t purchase a maze ticket?

$1 per person or a max. of $5/family. Children under 1 are free. Remember the wagon ride is free with the purchase of a maze ticket.

Where does the wagon ride take you and how long is it?

You'll see signs for the pickup area and the wagon will take you around the property to view the animals grazing in the pasture and you'll go by our Community Gardens as well. Then the wagon will bring you back to the same pick-up area. The ride takes approximately 15 minutes total. Wagon rides are free with your corn maze ticket. $1 for wagon ride ($5 max for a family) without the purchase of a maze ticket.

Do you sell pumpkins?

Yes! Plan extra time and take your pick of the best pumpkins at the Bowers Farm. Pumpkins of varying sizes will be available for purchase. Only $3 - $12 depending on size.

Is there somewhere I can wait while my children go through the maze(s)?

Yes, feel free to stay warm by one of our bonfires or wait at a table in our covered tent (if the tent is not being rented out by a private party). Please remember that children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult, for both the regular corn maze and the haunted maze.

What type of clothing should I wear?

All Michiganders know our weather is ever-changing, so please dress for the forecast. Wear comfortable, casual clothing with sturdy walking shoes or sneakers for walking on dirt trails. If the forecast calls for rain, just grab your raingear and boots and still plan on coming out. The maze is lots of fun, no matter what the weather holds. You may want to wear boots or old shoes if it has rained recently as the grounds may be a little wet.

Can I host a private party one of the weekend days prior to your opening time?

Yes, if you'd like a private party before we open, there is a minimum requirement of 250 paying people.

I have a large group attending, can I rent out the tent?

Yes, you can! Please call 248.341.6475 to reserve your date and time. Half the tent holds approx. 50 people and costs $65/two hours. The whole tent holds approx 100 people and costs $130/two hours.

Are there tables and chairs in the tent?

Yes, if you need to take a break, you're more than welcome to do so in the provided tent - if it's not completely rented out at that time.

Besides the tent, are there other public areas to “hang out”?

Yes, there are plenty of picnic tables that will be around the grounds, plus benches around the bonfires where you can sit and enjoy a fall snack!

Can I reserve a table in the tent or a picnic table outside the tent?

Since this is a public event we cannot reserve tables. However, feel free to grab an open table, put a recognizable sign for your group on it, and call it your meeting spot. We just ask that upon leaving, dispose of the sign and clean up for another group to use.

Is the tent heated?

No, it's not heated but it does have sides so it tends to keep the cold and wind out quite a bit. If you'd like to stay really warm, feel free to sit by one of our large bonfires!

How do I get the group discounted tickets?

The discounted group rate is $8/person for groups of 10 or more (ages 4+). To purchase the discounted tickets you have three choices:

1. On the day you attend the event, you can designate one person to approach the ticket booth and buy the number of tickets you need.

2. On the day you attend the event, your entire group can approach the ticket booth, and purchase your tickets individually.

3. You can come into the office during the week and purchase your tickets in advance. The best time to come into the office is Mon-Fri between 9:00 and 3:00. Please call first to make sure someone is available to help you when you come in. (248) 341.6475.

Can I purchase tickets in advance?

Yes, feel free to stop in the farm office to purchase advanced tickets. This is encouraged for large parties to avoid having to spend too much time at the ticket booth. The best hours to buy your advanced tickets are Mon – Fri between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm: however, please call first at 248.341.6475 and make an appointment to pick up your tickets (fall is a busy time and we tend to be in and out of the office getting ready for the fall event).

Are tickets good for any evening?

Yes, if you purchase advanced tickets for a particular evening and something comes up and you're unable to attend, please feel free to attend another evening during the 2016 event!

What kind of animals will we be able to visit?

The barns will be open for guests to walk through to visit our animals. We have goats, ponies, horses, sheep, a llama, pigs, rabbit and poultry. When you're on the wagon ride, you'll most likely see horses, goat, sheep and our resident donkey grazing in the pasture. Feel free to pet the animals and ask the staff lots of questions about the animals! We just ask that you do not feed the animals anything. They're on a strict farm diet :)

Can we bring "adult beverages”?

Is it prohibited to bring/use alcohol or to smoke at anytime on school farm property.

Should we bring a flashlight?

Yes, it's encouraged! Even though there is some light from nearby streets, buildings, etc., it can get fairly dark in the maze, but then again, that's half the fun. A flashlight will come in handy while reading the educational fun facts!

Can I bring my dog?

For the safety of our farm animals and other visitors we ask that you keep your family pet at home.
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