Schuett Farms |A Fall Tradition

I love family traditions, especially when those traditions involve holidays or seasons! Pumpkin picking is one of those favorite traditions. Crisp air, pumpkin patches, hayrides, corn mazes, hot apple cider, hay bales, corn stalks, generations of farmers-all these things are just things, but together they create a whole farm experience! Recently, we brought Play Local (a local play group brought to you by The Lake Country Mom and Ana & Zelli) to Schuett Farms located in Mukwonago, Wisconsin. We had such a fun time! Personally, I have been there two times before and with each visit I am even more impressed. We were able to meet early and have a private hayride just for your group and pick out a pumpkin (either pick-your-own or pre-picked pumpkins)-the staff was so knowledgeable and friendly! While on the hayride through Schuett’s beautiful farm, we stopped and fed the cows! Boy, were they cute! We got to feed them corn-on-the-cob and they even eat whole pumpkins!
Schuett Farms is full of history and certainly has that family feel I look for. The farm is so clean and organized, and has tons of fun things to see and do. They also offer many food and drink options to enjoy while you are there. You can surely make a whole day out of it!

“Crisp air, pumpkin patches, hayrides, corn mazes, hot apple cider, hay bales…”


You can learn about Schuett Farms history here and how they came to be, and why we chose it as our go-to pumpkin patch…

(from the Schuett Farms website)

In 1958 Bob Schuett bought the main farm. At age 24 Rob Schuett bought a farm in 1978 and quickly began farming and making a living on the surrounding land. Rob started the farm with 5 cows and 200 pigs while farming 40 acres. A few years later we farmed over 1,200 acres of corn, soybeans, and hay.  We also increase the cattle herd to about 100.  Throughout the years land became hard to come by and the total farm acreage and number of cows decreased through the 80s. With available farm land decreasing and population growth we decided to start selling pumpkins at a small scale in 1991.  When we first started selling pumpkins we had a few rows of pumpkins in the front lawn.  Today we have expanded the pumpkins to offer pick-your-own, pick from the lawn, hay rides, corn maze and many other fun activities.  

“We are happy to be part of so many family traditions. “

In the late 90s we became known for our famous painted bales.  We had an idea to start painting pictures of pumpkin faces on the round bales. The set of three bales has become our trademark. Everyone in the area knows the bales!  Another great addition to the farm was our three legged dog “Shady” who has passed away but know we have two border collies “Buddy” and “Alley” who help us work the cattle.
We started offering the Corn Maze in 2004. This was a big hit! Our biggest challenge was trying to cut the 1.5 acre maze by hand and hull it out through the maze path.  After the first year we found a much easier way to cut the maze. In 2010 the maze has grown to be over 7 acres. This is one of the biggest corn mazes in the area. In 2005 we added pick-your-own pumpkins and in 2006 we added hayrides and catering to groups.Shortly after adding pumpkins we began selling sweet corn on a card table in the front lawn for the local community.  The Sweet Corn stand was always a fun time for the kids to try and flag down the passing cars to buy sweet corn.  Brian Schuett the son of Rob Schuett started to run the sweet corn and produce portion of the farm during his college days 00-04 to help pay for college. Now he is using the proceeds as a college fund for his daughter who is one year old.  Our most recent offering at the farm is Christmas Trees.  Scott Schuett the son of Rob Schuett started selling Christmas trees in 2006. Every year we have more and more customer pre-ordering their tress to get the perfect tree. In 2009 we currently farm 1500 acres of corn, soybeans, and hay ground.  In addition, we plant and harvest about 20 acres of pumpkins. Rob Schuett’s full time job is running the farm.  When I say full time it really is full time… from sun up to sun down. We are happy to be part of so many family traditions.  We see a lot of the same families each year because they have developed traditions of coming out to enjoy the farm.

Schuett Farms

(262) 968-4348

W299 S6370 State Road 83
Mukwonago, WI 53149

GPS Address:
State Highway 83 & Road X
Mukwonago, WI 53149


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