Schwallier’s Country Basket
Cute little tiny kittens.
The cow train.
The giant hay bale mountain that you can climb on, over, and through.
These are some of the Schwallier’s activities kids clamor for year after year!
Of course, there’s a whole lot more fall fun to experience at this Sparta, MI farm.
Read on to learn all about what you can expect when you visit Schwallier’s Country Basket.
Schwallier’s Country Basket
1185 9 Mile Rd, Sparta, MI 49345
Fall Fun in Sparta
Known for their extensive, no cost outdoor play area, this farm has seen tremendous visitor growth over the last decade.
Schwallier’s Country Basket Overview
Schwallier’s Country Basket first opened their barn doors in 1989.
The store has grown from a roadside produce stand into a thriving farm market. Each year they try to add new, fun activities for families.
- Corn Maze
- Pumpkin Patch
- Apple Picking
- Homemade Donuts
- Farm Animals
- Farmers Market
- Play Area
Pro Tips for Your Visit
This farm has exploded in popularity over the past few years.
Arrive early or come on a weekday to beat the crowds.
Hayrides at Schwallier's
Enjoy a scenic wagon ride through the orchard - some even have canopies for added comfort.
Corn Maze at Schwallier's
Maze Opening Date - Sep 4, 2021
Maze Type - All Ages Maze
Maze Cost - $8 per person
Maze Description -
Every year, Schwallier's creates a completely unique maze adventure based around a fun, educational theme. To get through the maze, you’ll have to answer questions by finding clues in the corn.
To go through the maze, your group will arrive at the farm and split up into teams of 4-6 (for groups of teens and children, this is usually with an adult for each group).
After a brief introduction, the smaller teams are sent into the maze with a game sheet. Inside the maze each team must work together to explore and find answers.
Victory is determined not by how fast you find the exit, but by how thoroughly you’ve explored each turn of the maze.
Apple Picking at Schwallier's
Schwallier’s Country Basket grows over 15 varieties of apples including Honeycrisp, Gala, McIntosh, Empire and Cortland.
For the most up-to-date u-pick information, please check their Facebook page or call before you plan to pick.
Donuts & Cider at Schwallier's
Homemade glazed donuts are available in season - order online and have them waiting for you when you arrive!
Pumpkin Patch at Schwallier's
Head to Schwallier’s Country Basket to find the perfect pumpkins for your jack-o-lanterns and home decorations.
Pick your own out of the patch or choose one that's already picked.
Schwallier’s also has fall decorations, mums, Indian Corn, and straw bales available to purchase.
Play Area at Schwallier's
The play area at Schwallier’s is free.
Seating and picnic areas are located nearby.
Kids can climb a huge straw mountain or race to the finish in a water-pump duck race.
A tube slide is a big draw inside the play barn.
The corn "sandbox" is another fun play place.
Plus, their new rock maze is sure to be a hit.
On weekends, kids can also ride on the cow barrel train. $3 per seat.
Farm Animals at Schwallier's
Visit with goats, chickens, bunnies, and more.
Sometimes they have kittens to cuddle.
The baby animals are friendly and love to play.
Farm Market at Schwallier's
There are several places to make purchases at Schwallier's.
Schwallier’s Farm Market (inside the big red barn) sells fresh-made honey by the jar or by the comb, as well as products made from beeswax.
You'll also find lots of fresh apples and other yummy treats in their store.
Smaller buildings serve as an outlet for concessions, apple picking, and attractions.
Farm Open Hours:
Closed Labor Day
After Labor Day
Saturday & Sunday 9:00am-6:00p
Call to inquire about bringing pets.