Bonnie’s Notes….

Join us Halloween night October 31st for some safe family fun and save over 35% off admission price. Along with our Terror in the Corn, Maniac Maze and all the inclusive activities there will be:

A pumpkin carving contest

Costume contest

Haunted children’s walk through the Spookley Maze

Outdoor movies


TIPS on how to SAVE MONEY on your visit to Swank Farms

TIP #1 San Benito County residences save 10%. Show your proof of residency at the ticket booth receive a 10% discount for  you and your guests

TIP #2 Weekend nights are pricey so come before 6pm and buy daytime admission tickets and save $10. Those who want to go to the haunted Terror in the Corn will still pay the nighttime $39 but if you ask at the ticket booth we will sell you a nighttime wristband before 6pm

TIP #3 Military and senior discount

Corn Maze & haunted “Terror in the Corn” Anything Goes 2017

Sept. 29th – Oct. 31st



4751 Pacheco Pass Highway, Hollister, CA 95023

After renting the property where our corn maze was located for over 40 years the property was sold in December, our lease was broken and we have to move…. But in anticipation this may happen someday we purchased 20 acres which adjoins our home ranch last year so we have a place to move to. The new location is not far just 2 point 1 miles from where we were.

If you were to leave the old maze location and go north to the stop light on 156 and turn right our new place is on the right hand side off the frontage road, the old Pacheco Pass Highway. We have already moved our dinosaurs over there, some of you have probably seen them smiley We have lot’s of new and exciting ideas for this year so follow our progression as we move and build a new and fun Swank Farms!


Bonnie’s Blog

What Will be Different at the Maze in 2017

I have hesitated to publish too much about our move except it is and has happened. The property where our corn maze attraction has lived for the past seventeen seasons was sold and we lost our lease. We knew this was a possibility but after so long, 40 years total,...

English Peas for Easter

Last year I wrote this article on English Peas and I thought I would share it with you since Easter and peas seem to go together. I hope everyone has a wonderful day and enjoy the bounties of this wonderful state we live in. From our farm to your table, ENJOY! As I...

Introduction Post

Introduction Post

Something I have been thinking about doing for quite some time is writing a blog and the launch of our new website seemed the perfect time to do so. I went to school to be a fashion designer, started my own window covering business designing, fabricating and...

Welcome to Swank Farms

October Fun

Each year, Swank Farms opens their popular, Hollister CA Corn Maze to the public. Offering a choice of two mazes, the “Spookley Maze” is popular with young children while the “Maniac Maze” offers a more challenging course. Mazes grow more complex annually and each year offers a different course. After completing the maze, if interested in other California Haunted Ranch activities, allow guests to choose age-appropriate experiences.

October field trip opportunities are also available for pre-school aged children and up. Whether a class is interested in a fun, fall experience or requires a hands-on lesson in agriculture, Swank Farms welcomes school-aged, educational groups. Lessons presented are age-specific and younger children will enjoy learning about Spookley.

Preparing for October fun means Swank Farms plans for guests well in advance. From growing acres upon acres of corn, to growing 21 varieties of pumpkins, gourds and Indian corn, the farm uses and sells a variety of fall produce for this well-known event. Producing a diverse CA Pumpkin Patch, some of the other activities families can enjoy include:

  • Giant Jumping Pillow
  • Pedal Karts
  • Pumpkin Sling Shot
  • Corn Cannon
  • Sumo Wrestling
  • Mining for Gemstones and Fossils

Farm Fresh Produce for Sale

Offering many popular Hollister CA Farm Market goods for sale, shoppers attending local farmer’s markets can recognize Swank Farms’ produce stands by looking for their friendly employees. At each produce stand, employees will be wearing a Swank Farms uniform and can gladly assist buyers with selecting farm-fresh produce, seasonal ornamentals and tasty salsa. Interested customers can visit the following organizations to view each market’s schedules, as Swank Farms is represented at the following association’s markets:

– California Farmer’s Market Association (selling produce at Blossom Hill, Daly City, Moraga, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, San Francisco- Crocker Galleria, Saratoga)
– Pacific Coast Farmer’s Market Association (selling produce at Concord, Livermore, Valco, Jack London Square, San Mateo, Evergreen)
– Hollister Downtown Association – Hollister CFM
– Old Monterey Business Association – Monterey CFM
– Swank Farms – Onsite in Hollister, California

Swank Farms is also proud to present to you our Home Made Fudge made with REAL Butter!! It is a delcious treat to enjoy with the whole family, or just yourself. Home made Fudge is always the perfect gift for any occasion, so ask for a sample and fall in love with it’s creamy rich flavor that melts in your mouth!