129th Annual Silver Mine
Schultz's Country Barn was built in 1914 by JD Cooper. In 1947 Elmer Schultz purchased the farm and 60 years later it's still the Schultz Farm. Elmer milked cows in the barn for close to 50 years while he and his wife Leanna raised seven children. Duane Schultz later bought the farm from Elmer after milking with him for many years.
According to Carlene Schultz "On September 30th, 2006 my lifelong dream to have my own craft store became a reality. For 38 years my husband and I have sold crafts, pumpkins and other fall produce out of our garage. Each year the business grew a little bigger. In 1995 when my husband sold his milking cows, I thought 'what a wonderful place to have a gift shop.' In 2004 it began taking shape thanks to the help of our five grown children, our extended family and many friends. After 1 1/2 years of hard work and countless hours, we finally opened our year-round country store and loft rental!"
After the renovation the interior of the barn still has the original timbers, some cow stanchions and drinking cups. The hay barn (which is available for party rental) still has the hay conveyor, ladders and many of Elmer's old tools hanging on the walls. Corn Maze The first step is to come up with the design you want. The Maze Co. then generates this onto their computer. They then transfer it to their GPS. When the corn is 8-12' high, they come with their GPS, 4-row corn cutter and cut the maze through the cornfield. Their maze is 6.5 acres and it takes 6-7 hours to cut it. They have to keep up after he is done, until the opening date, with cutting any regrowth. Now they have to decide where they want what we call "Check Points" to be. Each person is given a ticket with six punches marked on their ticket. When they find the first check point, they punch their appropriate area on the card, etc. This is the fun and game of a corn maze, to see if you can find all of the check points. We also have trivia questions throughout the maze, which are educational and entertaining. These questions also help, because you can tell if you have been down that row before, if you keep seeing the question over and over. IT IS FUN and CHALLENGING!!
Loft Rentals are now open for parties or events of any kind! Call (715) 287-4684 for open dates and questions or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Large Hay Barn (seats 150+)
The Whole Upper Barn
Large Hay Barn: Straw Barn is heated & air-conditioned -Hay Barn is heated -Hay Barn & Straw Barn are both Handicap Accessible -Staw Barn includes the Party Deck Friendly Farm Animals Schultz's Country Barnyard Animals - Our farm is filled with friendly animals for children and adults to enjoy. The roosters wake the neighborhood in the morning and our donkey Alfalfa (we call him Alfie) greets people all day long with his loud HEE-HAW!! They are joined by a miniature horse, llamas and many goats; both pygmy (climbing) goats and fainting goats (they don't actually faint, they just tense up and fall over when they get startled).
Rustic Barn filled with Hand Crafted Items
Their Country Store is stocked year round with seasonal items as well as a variety of other things. Some of the items we carry are hand-made jewelry, rugs and quilts, primitives, candles, soaps and lotions, antique and hand-made furniture, signs, doll clothes, fireplaces and much, much more!!
Pumpkin Patch/Fall Produce:
Schultz's also have garden produce in the summer and early fall, along with pumpkins, gourds, squash and Indian corn in September and October and farm fresh eggs year round. Most of our Pumpkins are pre-picked but on Saturdays, the horse and wagon ride will stop and allow you to pick your own pumpkin from 12:00 - 4:00. (Weather Permitting) The ice cream cones are always a favorite, as is the popcorn, cheese curds, honey, pure maple syrup, homemade dip mixes and many other food items.
They are open year round and our hours are updated monthly. Summer hours: Tuesday - Friday 10:00 - 5:30 Saturday 10:00 - 4:00 Closed Sunday & Monday Call 715-287-4684 for an appointment during closed hours