Frequently Asked Questions
Why Lowe Family Farmstead?
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.
What is included in the price?
Admission to Lowe Family Farmstead includes so much fun! We offer Weekday (Mon-Thurs) Admission and Anytime Admission. Check out all the details on our Pricing & Tickets page.
Do you close for rain?
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.
Do you give refunds if it starts to rain?
We do not offer refunds, but if your visit is rained out part-way through, we are happy to offer you a Bounceback Pass to come back on a nicer day.
How big is the 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.
How scary is the Field of Screams?
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.
What do you do with the corn at the end of the season?
Our corn is harvested each year for cattle feed along with the rest of the corn on our farm. Unlike humans, cows eat the corn after it is good and dry, which means Lowe Family Farmstead's corn is perfect for harvesting after our fall season.
Can I eat the corn?
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.
Is there food available at Lowe Family Farmstead?
You better believe it! We serve a variety of grill food, fresh roasted sweet corn, and lots of goodies. Bring your appetite! You can view a menu of our food here.
Can I bring my own food to Lowe Family Farmstead?
Yes, you are welcome to bring your own food, desserts, birthday cake, or whatever your group needs (no alcohol, please). We do not, however, have electrical capacity for crock pots or water pots, nor do we allow cooking on site.
Can I bring my pet?
While we love animals, unfortunately we cannot allow pets at Lowe Family Farmstead. Service animals and emotional support animals are allowed on-site. We do have one special day for your canine companions... Dog Day!
Is the MAiZE wheelchair/stroller accessible?
Many people bring wheelchairs and strollers through The MAiZE and the other attractions at Lowe Family Farmstead. You should be aware that each phase of the MAiZE has steps up and down from a bridge, which is not accessible to wheeled vehicles. Also, the ground tends to be uneven and bumpy in places. With that being said, if you are up for the adventure, we say, “Come on out!”