Activities on the Farm
There are many activities available to visitors at Shryocks’ Callaway Farms. The 16 acre life-sized corn maze is a fun adventure for all ages. The Jumping Pillow is an exciting new addition to enjoy outside. For details on these and others activities, explore the menu below.
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Shryocks has campfire areas that may be reserved for small group. Campfire areas may be reserved during regular corn maze hours. Small campfire reservations include starting and maintaining the fire, one picnic table, trash can, and roasting sticks. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 573-592-0191 for reservations.
Shryocks also has a large picnic/campfire area for big group functions. This area is available during regular corn maze hours. Email email@example.com for pricing and reservations.
*2021 HAYRIDES ARE NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON DUE TO COVID-19*
Enjoy the fun of an old-time hayride and roaring campfire! Every group will love this ideal social outing at Shryocks. Our tractor-drawn hayride wanders through the fields of our working family farm. End the hayride at a beckoning campfire! It’s a wonderful activity to be enjoyed by all.
Reservations required – available Friday and Saturday evenings beginning in September and ending in early November. Groups must have at least 25 passengers, or pay for 25, to reserve a time. A $75 non-refundable deposit is required to hold hayride reservations. The deposit will be refunded if Shryocks have to cancel due to rain/muddy conditions. Please fill out our information form to get details, pricing and make a reservation.
$8.00/person – Price includes the hayride, campfire, picnic tables and roasting sticks.
25 person minimum required for reservation.
Making the Most of Your Evening
We suggest you plan to spend the evening on the farm. It is recommended that each person bring a flashlight. While sitting by the campfire, making memories with your friends and family by sharing good food, telling stories, singing songs, or star gazing. Any food items should be packed to carry on the wagon (pack a picnic basket, backpack, or use a cooler). Marshmallows and hot dogs are always campfire favorites! For chilly evenings, blankets make for a cozy hayride!
Please provide each person in your group with directions to the farm and stress the importance of arriving promptly (it is recommended that you instruct your group to meet at the Barn about 10 – 15 minutes before departure time). Once the group has left on the hayride, it will be difficult for late arrivals to meet up with you. Click on “Getting to our Farm” at the top of this page for directions.
Wish to avoid the hassle of packing food and beverages on your hayride? Shryocks will pack two hot dogs (with buns and condiments, paper plate, and napkin), a bag of chips, a can of soda, and marshmallows. Food must be ordered at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled hayride. Cost of food package is $5.00/person.
No alcoholic beverages allowed. All smoking is prohibited in the barn, in the maze, and while on the hayride.
Individuals acting in an unsafe manner or with excessive rowdiness will be required to leave the premises.
The Big Red Barn & Its Gumball Coaster
*THE BIG RED BARN AND GUMBALL COASTER WILL BE CLOSED THIS SEASON (2021) DUE TO COVID-19*
The Big Red Barn
Shryocks’ Big Red Barn has become a familiar landmark to visitors in the Midwest. Its unique design featuring dormer windows, a cupola, a big front porch, and traditional red and green color scheme is definitely an eye catcher on the prairie in northern Callaway County.
The Barn, built in 1999, is the headquarters for Shryock Brothers Farms. During the corn maze season the barn is home to all the activities available to visitors. The interior of the barn is finished with yellow pine from southern Missouri. The three-story air conditioned structure is a great place to relax after a trip through the corn maze or hayride around the farm.
The Barn has many refreshments available to visitors including Pepsi drinks, ice cream, caramel apples, kettle corn, and a wide variety of snacks. On cool days, hot chocolate and hot cider are available. T-shirts, farm toys, souvenirs, and other gifts are also for sale.
The Gumball Coaster
The most popular attraction inside is the three-story gumball coaster which occupies the front wall and rafters of the barn. Visitors watch in amazement as their gumball travels up to the peak of the barn and then down a series of tracks and gadgets to reach the bottom. It is definitely one–of–a-kind and a must see!
An elaborate three-story gumball coaster occupies the front wall and rafters of the barn. Visitors watch in amazement as their gumball travels up to the peak of the barn and then down a series of tracks to reach the bottom. The hand made, one-of-kind structure is a must-see!
The gumballs cost 25 cents a piece.
The Pumpkin Patch will be open and Pumpkins will be available for sale later in the fall season. Usually, they are ready for purchase beginning the last weekend in September.