Thursday, October 25, 2018

Harvest Fun at Skelly's Farm Market in Janesville, Wisconsin

Harvest Fun, Two Corn Mazes and More at Skelly's Farm Market in Janesville, Wisconsin

Harvest Fun, Two Corn Mazes and More at Skelly's Farm Market in Janesville, Wisconsin

**Disclosure: Thank you to Janesville CVB for hosting my family's visit to Janesville.

Skelly's Farm Market is home to not  just one but TWO corn mazes. So, of course, a visit was necessary for our family. Families with children of all ages will be happy to note that Skelly's is full of plenty of harvest fun in addition to the mazes making it a fabulous destination for a day trip. Skelly's Farm Market is all about fall fun and it is glorious:

Pumpkins, gourds and scarecrows at Skelly's Farm Market in Janesville, Wisconsin
Pumpkins, gourds and scarecrows at Skelly's, oh my!
Inside the Farm Market, Skelly's has all of your fall favorites including apple cider, cider and pumpkin donuts, pies, muffins, harvest produce, locally made items and more. The market was jam packed when we arrived, so you know how much everyone loves Skelly's treasures! Outside, Skelly's has plenty of space for the kids to wander around and quite a range of themed play equipment for exploration. I wish we would have known about Skelly's when my daughter was younger -- we would have spent hours here! Take a peek:

Large scale play area at Skelly's Farm Market in Janesville, Wisconsin, will entertain kids for quite some time!
Climb, slide and explore at Skelly's! 
Adorable Rocking Farm Animals!

Skelly's definitely has its own autumn spirit! One of our favorite attractions is in the play area -- the animal rocking horses! While they are only for kids to ride, adults can definitely appreciate how cute rocking horses in the forms of other farm animals like sheep, goats and more are.

Farm animal rocking horses are fun for kids to ride at Skelly's Farm Market
Rocking on a rocking sheep!
On the weekends, Skelly's has an Apple Cannon! We could tell this is a favorite attraction at Skelly's -- there was a bit of a line.

Having fall farm fun with the apple cannon at Skelly's Farm Market in Janesville, Wisconsin.
Apples away!

Corn Mazing It!

After a bit of soaking up some autumn fun, we were ready to start the first maze. We began with The Adventure Maze which is smaller and a little less challenging than the second maze. Each year, the maze has a theme with this year's being time travel. Here we go:

Skelly's Time Travel Maze
Skelly's Time Travel Maze
This maze included fun characters that add another element of frivolity for children. We had a lot of fun navigating the maze with the help of a map. You can also use your smartphone for Skelly's mazes although we opted not to.

Fun children's elements in The Adventure Maze make the maze more fun for younger kids.
Fun children's elements in The Adventure Maze make the maze more fun for younger kids.

The Time Travel Maze was fun to navigate and my daughter was able to navigate much of it on her own which was pretty neat!

Checking out the map to navigate Skelly's Corn Maze.
Checking out the map!
Next, we tackled The Impossible Maze which is a maze of intricate geometric patterns. The Adventure Maze was started in 1998, making it one of the oldest corn mazes in the country. The Impossible Maze was added in 2009. We wove our way through the Impossible Maze and were able to solve it with only a few missteps. Success!

We had such a picture perfect day at Skelly's Farm Market! The fall fun at Skelly's is available through October 31 if you are up for a little adventure! Don't forget the pumpkins!


Skelly's Farm Market scarecrow and pumpkins
Pumpkins!

More to Know about Skelly's:
  • Fall season ends on October 31.
  • There is a train ride on the weekends and later in the afternoon during the fall season.
  • You purchase admission to pay attractions separately.
  • Corn maze admission allows for unlimited runs through both mazes on the day of purchase.
  • Don't forget to visit the pumpkin patch!
  • Skelly's has strawberry picking in the summer.
  • The playground area is available during the summer season as well.
  • Keep Skelly's on your list for picking up fresh farm produce in the summer and fall.
For more on our trip to Janesville and Beloit, Wisconsin, see 

Discovering Beloit and Janesville, Wisconsin: Fabulous Fall Family Weekend

Harvest Fun at Skelly's Farm Market in Janesville, Wisconsin

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