Time to book hotel!
Four Days | One Hotel
With so many great places to explore so close to Kansas City, we're going to slow down the pace and settle into just one hotel for the 2024 Corn Party!
- March 2: Registration | 5-9 pm
- March 3: Explore KC Day | Evening Tradeshow
- March 4: Meetings & Tradeshow
- March 5: Farm Bus Tour
- March 6: Post-Conf Road Trip (Pick Your Stops & Drive Yourself)
* Want to add on to your trip? Don't forget Transworld Halloween & Christmas Show begins March 7 in St. Louis. CLICK HERE for their hotel options.
Airport | Rental Cars
Airport | Rental Cars
For those flying into Kansas City International Airport (MCI), it is located about 35 minutes north of the conference hotel. Best options for travel include:
- Rent a car so you have it for the optional Explore KC and Road Trip days. Parking is free at the hotel.
- Your registration will include bus transportation on March 5 for the farm bus tour. All other transportation will be on your own.
- If you prefer not to rent a car, Uber is the best option for roughly $60 each way.
- If you prefer to use a shuttle service, the one that has been recommended is https://5gtkc.com/
A sneak peek at
Four Days of Family, Friendship, Learning & Fun
The Fun Farm | KC Pumpkin Patch | Faulkner's Ranch |Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead | Much More...
*subject to slight changes
Saturday, March 2
For those driving, a few places you may want to see enroute to KC may include Arbor Day Farm, Louisburg Cider Mill, Wonderscope, Hallmark/Kaleidiscope, Gary's Berries, Chicken N Pickle, etc.
5-9 pm Roundtable Chats, Networking & Registration – Embassy Manager’s Reception
Sunday, March 3
7:30-8:30 am Continue Registration
Optional pre-conf Explore Kansas City tour (pick your own stops)
- Sea Life
- Legoland Discovery Center
- Science City/Union Station
- College Basketball Experience
- World War 1 Museum & Memorial
- BBQ Experience: Q39, Arthur Bryant’s, Jack Stack, or Joe’s
- J Rieger Distillery
- Boulevard Brewing
- Chicken N Pickle restaurant
4-9 pm Networking, Silent Auction & Tradeshow
Monday, March 4
8 AM Breakfast, Silent Auction & Late Registration
9 AM Opening Session
12-2 PM Lunch & Tradeshow
2-6 PM Breakouts & Tradeshow
6-7 PM Tradeshow & Silent Auction Closing Hour
7-9 PM Dinner & Live Auction
Tuesday, March 5
7:30 AM Breakfast at hotel
8:30 AM Farm Bus Tour
- Deanna Rose Farmstead
- KC Wine Co & Pumpkin Patch
- Faulkner's Ranch
- Fun Farm
- White Iron Ridge Barn
8:45 PM Arrive back at hotel
Wednesday, March 6
Choose Your Own Road Trip Options (Drive Yourself)
*many of these options are north, closer to the airport, so you could fly home that evening if you are not continuing on to Transworld in St. Louis.
- Weston Red Barn Farm
- Historic Weston Orchard
- Pirtle Winery
- Green Dirt Farm Creamery
- O’Malleys or Tin Kitchen (lunch or dinner)
- Holladay Distillery
- The Farmer’s House
- Shatto Milk Company
Thursday, March 7
Transworld in St. Louis
5:15 pm Agritourism Reception at Marriott
March 3-4, 2024 | Click below for details
The annual MAiZE Siteowner’s Conference is a wonderful opportunity to expose your products or services, in a face-to-face setting, with more than 300 of our corn maze operators. Each year, the conference features an intimate vendor display area, where a handful of companies are invited and given permission to share their information with the attendees.
SET UP A DISPLAY: Register for an 8x10 booth space where you can share your products/services firsthand.
SUBMIT A FLIER and/or sample to be included in each attendee's conference registration bag by signing up for the vendor packet.
SPONSOR the Corn Party for added exposure. Email email@example.com for a list of sponsorship options.
AUCTION or BUS PRIZES: Want added exposure, while contributing to a good cause? Register a live or silent auction item, benefitting the MAiZE's college and humanitarian scholarship fund. Another great option is to donate items to be given out as prizes on the Tuesday farm bus tour.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Best of the Best
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This year's Corn Party will once again include Best of the Best award contests, recognizing members of our MAiZE family in the following categories:
Best new idea (to be shared in Corn Party slideshow)
Best printed marketing material
Best maze aerial
Best video or commercial
Best shirt design
We encourage all of you to enter by our deadline of February 12. The winner of each category will be recognized at the Corn Party.
How to Enter
BEST IDEA: Email photos of your ideas to email@example.com by February 12. Entries will be shown in the Best Ideas Slideshow at the Corn Party. Ideas can range from new attractions, new maze games, alterations to your food operation that increased profitability, new employee hiring/training/incentive ideas, etc. Really anything that either increased revenue, improved the customer experience, improved employee performance or decreased your stress as an owner! Please include a photo or image visually demonstrating the idea and a brief description of how it helped you to be more successful .
BEST MAZE AERIAL | PRINTED MATERIAL | SHIRT DESIGN: Bring a printed/physical sample to the Corn Party to be displayed on a judging table.
BEST WEBSITE | VIDEO: Email a link to your submission and a brief description to firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 1.