The Kraay Family Farm and its popular corn maze are celebrating two decades of befuddling visitors.
To celebrate, the 15-acre maze, which opens Friday, showcases the Kraay Family Farm 20-year logo.
“We often get questions about why there is a crow in our logo,” says Rachel Kraay. “Our family is Dutch in origin and the name ‘Kraay’ actually means ‘Crow’ in Dutch. That, and there are a lot of crows around here.”
Rachel and Reuben Kraay own the farm together with Reuben’s parents, Ed and Linda.
“To own and operate a business where we get to watch our kids and our community’s kids grow up, and to be part of families enjoying time together, is amazing and truly a blessing for us,” says Rachel.
The older Kraays started the farm to supplement the income from their small hog operation.
“Ed and Linda like to have fun and try new things so, together with friends of theirs, they started the farm on a whim one year with just a corn maze, a slide and a few picnic tables and firepits,” says Rachel.
“The farm has just grown from there. Reuben and I joined his parents in 2005 after our first child was born and we’ve been adding to the farm ever since.”
From the popular corn maze to the high-flying jumping pillows, there are more than 40 attractions and activities for a season of fun at the Kraay Family Farm, which is located just south of Highway 12, a few kilometres west of Highway 2.