Maris Farms, on their website, describes itself as an entertainment farm, a term I don’t believe I’ve heard before. But that’s a perfect description.
We just experienced their Medieval Renaissance Faire, which was delightful. The costumes worn by the entertainers, merchants, and even the visitors made the trip to Buckley, Washington all worthwhile. Colorful, detailed and outlandish don’t even begin to tell the tale of some of the outfits. If you liked what you saw, you could even buy or rent your own medieval wear.
Magicians, singers and Celtic music players entertained the crowds on for three separate weekends in August of 2010. You could have your cards or your aura read, eat turkey legs, relax in the pub garden or practice archery. Brenda the Braider braided hair while Granny Green painted faces and bodies.
For the youngsters, catapulting three-week old rolls, dried in the sun, into baskets was a hoot. Our two-year-old granddaughter didn’t want to stop. There’s always something cool and family-oriented going on at Maris Farms.
During October 2010, Maris Farms holds a Wonder-Fall Experience that includes a corn maze (I highly recommend taking a child who can get you out of the maze), pumpkin patch, haunted woods, jumping pillow, tube slides and weekend hayrides. Not to be outdone by other local farms with pumpkin patches, Maris Farms also offers monster truck rides, pony rides, cow tipping, corn cannons and pig races.
The Maris Farm staff hopes you’ll take your time when you visit – enjoy the animals in the barn, slide the tube slide, make some memories and take photos. That’s why they are always adding new features to their Fall events. This year that’s pedal carts.
Teens and adults who enjoy really being scared can opt for the Night Corn Maze experience.
Whatever your favorite fall experience, you’re likely to find it at Maris Farms.
Visit www.marisfarms.com for specials offered throughout the season.