Welcome to Kraay Family Farm, Home of the Lacombe Corn Maze
Get Lost in 2016…
Settled in the heart of Alberta, with over 40 attractions and amenities, is the Kraay Family Farm: your destination for world famous adventures and Farmtastic fun all season long. Farmyard, Corn Maze, Jumping Pillow, Mini Golf & more, the fun never stops at Kraay Family Farm.2016 Season Fun Passes Now Available >
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Countdown to the 2016 General Admission Season
With over 40 attractions and amenities in addition to our world famous corn maze, the Kraay Family Farm will keep you and your family busy for hours!
Pumpkins for Thanksgiving and Halloween!
If you’re looking for pumpkins for decorating your Thanksgiving table, making into pumpkin pie, or carving up for Halloween, look no further! We’ve got tennis ball size all the way up to beach ball size! And some are filled with bumps and lumps for your scary pumpkin carving! We do grow our own pumpkins but as soon as the first frost hits we pick them all quickly so they don’t get mushy! If we left them in the field, with our Alberta nights, they would all be wrecked by now! Instead we put them all into a big tent, with all kind of Fall decor for your pumpkin picking experience! Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
Top 10 mazes in North America
We just heard this morning that we are listed by USA today as one of the Top 10 mazes in North America! Click on the link below to read the article: http://www.10best.com/interests/travel-now/10best-fall-corn-mazes-fun-for-families/
It’s beginning to feel a lot like FALL – hurray!
I took these pictures this afternoon and it sure feels a lot like Fall around here! Along with the jackets and boots comes a transition time on the farm as well. The sunflowers aren’t looking so sunny anymore but pretty soon they’ll be great bird feeders! The corn is still standing tall with most still close to 10 ft. and now the large cobs are hanging off the stalks waiting for Harvest at the end of October. Most of the flowers have lost their summer glow but some are still hanging in there! And the first frost means it’s pumpkin picking time for us! I am sad to see summer go so quickly but I’m excited that PUMPKIN and Harvest time is just around the corner – my favourite, and I think, most beautiful time of year here in Central Alberta. Hurray! picking little ones first!
What’s in a name?
So, why do we use a Crow in our logo, you may be wondering? Our family name KRAAY (or KRAAI as it was once spelled) actually means CROW in Dutch. For interest sake, it comes from Middle Dutch craie ‘crow’, and was given as a nickname for someone thought to resemble a crow, such as chattering or having a loud voice or maybe even having dark hair. I’m not sure what that says about our family, but we always enjoy a good chat! If you ever see one of us Crows hanging out on the farm please don’t hesitate to come and say hi!
Opening Day montage
Today is opening day for our 15th season! We are open from now until October 18th this year. Opening day reminds me of baseball so here goes: Take me out to the ballgame… Take me out to the (Chicken) show Buy me some peanuts and Cracker jacks…(and popcorn, cotton candy, and donuts) I don’t care if I ever get back… for it’s root, root, root for the home team… If they don’t win it’s a shame… for it’s ONE TWO THREE strikes you’re out at the ‘ole FARM Game…
You’re never too old for the farm
I recently listened to a report on CBC about kids and their inactivity levels. Apparently, Canadian kids get a bad grade for activity levels; the kids sit too much and move too little. You can read the report here >>. Often kids aged 12-14 and older will come to the farm with their parents, grandparents, or youth group and they initially feel like they are “too old” or “too cool” for the farm. This, of course, quickly changes as they start to explore! Hearing this recent news report reminded me of one of my favourite moments here at the farm. There were a couple of girls who came with a family and began their visit just kind of looking around and looking cool but within the hour I saw them running from activity to activity, laughing, going down the slides, climbing the tire mountain, jumping on the pillows and more. They were smiling and laughing, and PLAYING. It was so great to see. That’s why we do what we do here at the Kraay Family Farm.