"Famous Potatoes" highlight this year's Farmstead Corn Maze and Pumpkin Festival

"Famous Potatoes" highlight this year's Farmstead Corn Maze and Pumpkin Festival
Posted at 2:33 PM, Sep 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-18 17:09:19-04

Touted as “Idaho’s original corn maze”, The Farmstead opens its 22nd annual cornfield creation in Meridian this month -- featuring Idaho’s Famous Potatoes in this year’s maze design.

“Love it or hate it, there is no denying that the fame of Idaho’s favorite tuber is fertile ground for The Farmstead’s own brand of homegrown fun. Perhaps the unlikely rise to fame of a very plain-natured, humble spud is just the kind of Cinderella story that can ‘a-peel’ to Idahoans,” said Farmstead owner Hillary Lowe. “After all, the success of the famous potato parallels fame recently showered on the Treasure Valley as the
ordinary Idaho way of life has been spotlighted by a proliferation of ‘Best of …’ lists, famously attracting
record numbers of people to the area.” 

Over the years, The Farmstead has garnered a lot of both local and national media attention -– the latter from the likes of Time Magazine, USA Today, CNN, and “The Tonight Show.”

“The Farmstead stands out as the last remaining farm field in the area,” Lowe said. Visitors to the maze can also enjoy a number of family-friendly events, including mainstays like hayrides, pumpkin picking, and marshmallow roasting, in addition to a menu of farm-fresh foods.

The Farmstead will be open to the public from September 21st to November 3rd, Mondays through Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. -– and on Fridays and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. It’s closed Sundays.

The Farmstead is located at 1020 South Rackham Way, at I-84 and Eagle Road in Meridian.