Bonnie’s Notes….

After renting the property where our corn maze was located for over 40 years the property was sold in December 2016, our lease was broken and we had to move…. In anticipation this may happen someday we purchased 20 acres which adjoins our home ranch in 2015 so we would have a place to move to if need be. 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. Look for our dinosaurs! We have lot’s of new and exciting ideas for 2018 so follow our progression as we move and build a new and fun Swank Farms!


Bonnie’s Blog

Meeting With our Peers in Chicago 2018

Meeting With our Peers in Chicago 2018

It's been a few years since we have traveled to spend time with our peers sharing ideas and learning new and inovating way to make our operation better. This year we plan on building a venue where we can host weddings and parties so it only makes sense that we visit...

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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,...

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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...

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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!