WELCOME TO HAPPY DAY FARM 2016

Celebrating the 250th Anniversary of Rutgers University


    

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HOURS OF OPERATION FOR THE 2016 SEASON

Opening Weekend Sept. 17th & 18th

Agri-Tourism

Open Saturday and Sundays In The Month Of September.

11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Opens Friday, Saturday and Sundays In The Month Of October.

11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Open Monday October 10th For Columbus Day

Admission - No Tickets Sold after 4:00 PM

Come Join Us Opening Weekend for Our Apple Festival

September 17th & 18th

RUTGERS Weekend Will Be Celebrated October 29th & 30th

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Extended hours for the following dates ONLY !!!  

October 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th  open 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.

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Join the Rutgers University Alumni Association for a special A Maze-ing Day on the Farm on October 29th for a hay wagon ride to our Sugar Shack for an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience, a Halloween costume contest for kids, and more!  Click here to learn about the event and to register.

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Rutgers 250 Corn Maze at Happy Day Farm

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The theme of the 2016 corn maze at Happy Day Farm is Rutgers 250 because Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is commemorating its momentous 250-year anniversary. Founded in 1766, the university began 10 years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Over time, the development of Rutgers can be closely linked to the history of New Jersey and the United States. This year’s corn maze will include historical trivia on local farming and food production as well as information about Rutgers history. For example, did you know that Rutgers is the only university in the United States that is a colonial college, a land-grant institution, and a public research university? This fun fact explains part of the reason why New Jersey has such an innovative history, supported by decades of Rutgers research. Thanks to important historical figures, such as George H. Cook, the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station of Rutgers was founded in 1880. To this day, the experiment station conducts research that assists farmers in adapting to threats such as heat, disease, and drought. Rutgers breeding programs include a natural selection process that identifies agricultural crop varieties that are naturally heat tolerant, disease resistant, and drought tolerant. The experiment station also provides outreach to farmers and helps farms implement practices to reduce pesticide use and improve the overall quality of produce being grown in the region. It's a great time to celebrate New Jersey agriculture. Come explore the corn maze at Happy Day Farm this fall and learn more about our state university! Information about Rutgers varieties, such as the Rutgers ScarletTM strawberry, Rutgers 250TM tomato, and Scarlet FireTM dogwood, can be found at breeding.rutgers.edu.

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2016 CORN MAZE

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Join Us For Games Like

Maize – O – Poly

Everyone’s favorite family game.  Maize-O-Poly comes to life at Happy Day Farm as you and your family navigate your way through our 10 Acre Corn Maze in search of each square on your Maize-O-Poly game board.  Earn the most $ and become “Farmer of the Ear”

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Have a blast texting our intelligent question master as he texts you back with questions related to our corn maze! Answer them correctly, and he will text you back with a hint on which way to turn!

GPS-Locator

Lost? Scan the special code you find on the nearest post and Happy Day Farm’s personal satellite will send you a picture of where you are in the maze from the sky!

What Should I Wear?

Since you will encounter uneven terrain while at Happy Day Farm, we suggest you wear comfortable, closed, soled shoes.  Sneakers or work boots are ideal. Open Toe and High Heel shoes are not appropriate.

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ADMISSION FEES

Children 2 & Under – FREE

Children & Adults - $13.00 +tax

Admission - No Tickets Sold after 4:00 PM

Admission price includes unlimited access to the following:

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13 Acre Corn Maze * Chicken Man * Hayride * Observation Bridge * Sunflower Maze * Hi-Striker * Lavender Garden * Giant Checker Board * Spider Web * 6 Piece Wooden Train * Playground * Giant Rocking Chair * Corn Box * Corn Hole * Pig Races * Timmy Town Zoo * Hay Maze * Corn Stalk Tunnel * Pedal Carts – ages 3 and up * Rubber Duck Racing * Tire Mountain * Photo Cut Outs * Horse Shaped Swings

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KIDS KORNER AGES 2-6

Horse Lasso * Sand Cranes * No Right Turn Maze * Pumpkin Princess * Chicken Man * Tetherball * Make A Halloween Button * 6 Piece Wooden Train * Playground * Hop – a – Long Bouncer * Kids Hay Maze * Corn Box * Corn Stalk Tunnel * Horse Shaped Tire Swing * Pedal Carts * Playground * Kids Hay Mountain * Timmy Town Zoo

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SOME ACTIVITIES ARE SUBJECT TO ADDITIONAL COST

 

Bag of Feed at Timmy Town Zoo - $1.00

Pumpkin Blaster - $3.00 Per Shot

Corn Cannon -  3 Shots For $1.00

Horse Rides - $5.00

Jumbo Jumper - $2.00/4 Mins. or $5 for unlimited wristband

(Wristband is for unlimited turns not jumping time)

ARTS & CRAFT CORNER

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Buy a pumpkin from our Arts & Crafts tent

and decorate it for $4.50!!!

FOOD CONCESSIONS ON SITE

Cheese Steaks * Fries * Hot Dogs * Chicken Tenders * Zeppoles * Funnel Cakes & More!

 

What Should I Wear?

Since you will encounter uneven terrain while at Happy Day Farm, we suggest you wear comfortable, closed, soled shoes. 

Please keep in mind that due to uneven terrain, we are not "WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE".

Sorry!!! But No Pets Allowed...

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Thousands of children will be getting lost in the "History of New Jersey" …but this is one occasion when worried moms won’t need to call out the search parties. In a field trip experience unlike any other, all elementary schools have been invited to experience hands-on learning about agriculture, and math when they attempt to find their way through the thirteen-acre corn maze in Manalapan. Happy Day Farm, the highly successful corn maze attraction that drew a crowd of more than 10,000 in its debut season, has returned with a few new twists and turns. Owners Tim and Olivia Stockel have invited elementary students to tour the human puzzle… and learn a little while they are at it. Students will spend approximately 45 minutes to an hour winding their way through a self-guided tour of our celebration to Rutgers University 250th Anniversary corn maze. Along their journey, students will use a “Monopoly” style board that contains agricultural symbols with a monetary value attached to each symbol. If they can navigate the maze correctly, their game pieces and “money” will increase as they make their way to the exit. Upon exiting the maze, the students will add up all of their “money” and compare their final value to our key, deeming their level of “farmer”. Hopefully, they avoid bankruptcy and become Farmer of the EAR! In addition to learning about agriculture, students will also stumble across educational plaques that contain interesting facts about farming and agriculture within the maze. After the corn maze, we invite all students to explore our fair grounds which includes, agri - tourism based activities such as a corn stalk tunnel, a tire mountain, pig races, tractor pedal carts, and more. After the fairgrounds and a short hayride, the students will visit Timmy Town Zoo and learn about all of our farm animals. They will all have an opportunity to feed one animal of their choice. Following Timmy Town Zoo's visit, each school has an opportunity to take a hayride to our pumpkin field where the students will have a quick lesson on the life cycle of a pumpkin and be able to spend time in the field picking their own pumpkin.

PRICING

$8 Per Student

Includes: Hayride, Corn Maze, Corn Stalk Tunnel, Horse Bouncies, Tire Mountain, Pig Races, Tractor Pedal Carts, Corn box, Horse Swings, Rubber Duck Racing, and Timmy Town Zoo

$2 additional per student for a sugar pumpkin and an educational exploration through the life of a pumpkin.

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Garden State Parkway South - Take Exit 123 to merge onto US 9 South toward Sayreville/Old Bridge continue on US Route 9 south for approximately 9.4 miles turn right onto Gordons Corner Road/Tennent/Englishtown exit go through the light and take the 2nd right for Tennent Road, continue on Tennent Road which turns into Main Street, which also turns into Woodward Road go 1.6 miles a take a sharp right onto Daum Road, take the 1st right to stay on Daum Road, 97 Daum Road will be on your left.

NJ Turnpike - From the NJ Turnpike take Exit 8, Hightstown, NJ Depart RT-33 / N Main St toward N Main St / CR-539, turn right to stay on RT-33 / Franklin St, Bear right onto RT-33 E / Franklin St, Bear right, and then bear right onto Woodville Rd / CR-527 ALT Keep right to stay on Iron Ore Rd / CR-527 ALT, Turn right to stay on Iron Ore Rd / CR-527 ALT, turn right onto Daum Road, 97 Daum Road will be on your right.

From Rt. 9 North Of Old Bridge - Head south on US Route 9, continue on US Route 9 south for approximately 9.4 miles turn right onto the Tennent/Englishtown exit go through the light and take the 2nd right for Tennent Road, continue on Tennent Road which turns into Main Street, which also turns into Woodward Road go 1.6 miles a take a sharp right onto Daum Road, take the 1st right to stay on Daum Road, 97 Daum Road will be on your left.

From Rt. 9 South Lakewood/Jackson/Howell - Head north on US Route 9, turn right onto US Route 79 North/South Street, Merge onto US 33-W via the ramp to Trenton, turn right onto Woodward Road, sharp left onto Daum Road, take the 1st right to stay on Daum Road, 97 Daum Road will be on your left.

What Should I Wear?

Since you will encounter uneven terrain while at Happy Day Farm, we suggest you wear comfortable, closed, soled shoes. Sneakers or work boots are ideal. Open Toe and High Heel shoes are not appropriate.

Please keep in mind that due to uneven terrain, we are not "WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE". 

Sorry!!! But No Pets Allowed...

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  ab111111How Happy Day Farm was started. In 2004 my wife and I were blessed with the arrival of our beautiful daughter Trinity.  In 2006 when Trinity was 2 years old I thought it would be a great idea to grow a pumpkin patch so we took a ride to Manalapan Hardware  and bought a few packets of pumpkin seeds and planted them in a garden 30 x 30.  To my surprise since I had not grown pumpkins before our pumpkin patch was very successful. One Sunday in October when the pumpkins were ready for harvest my daughter and I went over to pick the pumpkins, we took many pictures and we both got such enjoyment and delight out of how successful our pumpkin patch grew.   That day I had an idea that next year we would make the pumpkin patch larger and start an October Fest party and invite all of our family and friends.  In 2007 we doubled our pumpkin patch to a 60 x 60 garden and again we had another successful year growing our pumpkins. That year we were unable to have our October Fest because my wife and I were once again blessed with the arrival of our son Liam.In 2008 with the success of growing pumpkins the past 2 years I decided to grow yet another pumpkin patch but this time on 1 acre of land and we were finally able to have our October Fest with family and friends who enjoyed a fun fall day.  In 2009 with our success of growing pumpkins I decided to try my hand at my first corn maze.  To my surprise the corn maze was a success and this too became a part of our now annual October Fest.  As you can imagine as our family and friends grow our October Fest has continued to get larger and larger.  In 2010 I decided to turn my success and love for growing pumpkins and the corn maze and my love for planting the earth’s fruit into my passion to open Happy Day Farm. See the Magic for Yourself at Happy Day Farm!!! blank linelong in-the-news  
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This “New Jersey Grown” maze offers 10 acres and lots of games to entertain the whole family in Manalapan, NJ. Thrillist-logo-small

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Remember that movie Signs, where crop circles start popping up everywhere, and Mel Gibson and Joaquin Phoenix are brothers (hahaha), and then aliens invade, but then everyone finds out like 20mins later that you can kill them with water? Well Jerseywood is like that, except minus Mel Gibson and Joaquin Phoenix and aliens (phew), and plus way, way cooler crop circles An homage to NJ’s own Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Frank Sinatra, and Joe Pesci, Jerseywood’s an epic, 10-acre corn maze that lets you walk through the Rushmore-esque mugs of all four dudes, or even sprint, if you were Born to Run. Twelve bucks gets you all-day access to two maze entrances, the first of which is pretty easy and the second of which’ll take you 90-ish minutes, with helpful hints on which turns to take provided if you can 1) answer a series of text message trivia, and 2) figure out how to text message on your hot pink Razr And if that doesn’t get you excited (it does, but keep reading anyway), the maze-owning farm’ll also have pig races, plus let you play with a pumpkin blaster and a corn cannon — or at least, until M. Nightfall. manalapanpatch Updated August 29, 2012 at 2:24 pm Happy Day Farm – 10 acre corn maze, 10 acre pumpkin patch, hayrides, corn stalk tunnel, kids hay mountain, horse shaped tire swings, pig racing, pumpkin blaster, corn cannon, pedal carts, petting zoo, pony rides, hay tunnel, right turn only maze, rubber duck racing, face painting, corn box, kids hay maze, play ground, hay tunnel, photo cutout signs, live entertainment, DJ, snacks and refreshments available.  Birthday parties available. 97 Daum Rd., Manalapan, New Jersey – Grand Opening September 22nd & September 23rd open through October 28th.  Open: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. For more information and directions go to our website: www.happydayfarmnj.com or Phone: (732) 977-3607 manalapanpatch Updated September 21, 2012 at 4:41 pm Happy Day Farm is proud to announce the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 9:30 am. Happy Day Farm is the first Agri-Tourism facility to open in Manalapan. The Mayor and members of the Manalapan Twsp. Committee will be in attendance. Happy Day Farm offers a 10 acre corn maze, 10 acre pumpkin picking patch, hay rides, pig races, hay mountain, pumpkin blaster, petting zoo, pony rides and much more. It is a unique facility that provides families with an experience that they will remember for years to come. Happy Day Farm is located at 97 Daum Road, Manalapan,NJ. You can visit their website www.happydayfarmnj.com for directions and info. manalapanpatch Updated August 10, 2013 at 6:12 am 10 acre corn maze, 10 acre pumpkin patch, hayrides, (new this year) jumbo jumper, corn stalk tunnel, kids hay mountain, horse shaped tire swings, pig racing, pie eating contest, pumpkin blaster, corn cannon, pedal carts, junior pedal carts, petting zoo, pony rides, hay tunnel, right turn only maze, rubber duck racing, hop-a-long bouncers, face painting, corn box, kids hay maze, play ground, hay tunnel, photo cutout signs. snacks and refreshments on-site. Birthday parties available.  Open:  Saturday and Sundays from September 21, 2013 to October 27, 2013 11 am to 5 pm.  Monday, October 14, 2013 for Columbus Day. Website:  www.happydayfarmnj.com  Phone: 732-977-3607

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