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About US

The Stahl Farm is a Fourth Generation Century Farm located in Grundy County Iowa, just east of Wellsburg. 

Rodney started farming the family farm with his father in 1988 after returning from serving in the US Army for four years. 

Rodney & Marcia were married on the farm on July 24, 2004 and moved to the farm in 2005. Marcia started a floral shop on the farm named "The Flower Farm"  (that has since moved to downtown Wellsburg to create a larger event space on the farm).

In 2007, four acres of land was extremely wet from heavy spring rains which prevented the land to be planted until June. Rodney's long standing idea of creating a corn maze came to fruition. That fall many schools and after school programs came to test out their skills at navigating their way through the maze. 

More interesting, however, was that many of the children were also extremely interested in the feeder cattle, as many had never been that close to farm animals before, even though we live in such a rural state. Rodney and Marcia decided to add a few animals to fill the need to introduce young children to farm animals. It started with some pigs, chickens and goats, and has grown every year into more than 100 animals, and a family entertainment center. 

Petting Zoo 

Admission:      $7 per person ages 2 and up. Under 2 is free. 

Please follow these rules for your safety and the safety of our animals: 

  • No pets! Registered Service Animals ONLY. Due to USDA restrictions, you MUST provide your documentation at admission. Emotional Support Animals (ESA) are NOT allowed.

  • No outside food or beverages are allowed.

  • Please start your adventure at the large red admission building when you arrive.

  • All children must be supervised by an adult at all times. Unattended children and their families will be escorted off the property, with no refunds.

  • Do not climb or sit on, or reach over any fences.

  • No one is allowed in with any animals.

  • Do not open, unlock or tamper with any gates, cages, doors, latches or locks.

  • Only feed the animals the feed provided.

  • Do NOT feed the Bison, Zebra, Porcupine, Skunk or any animals in the warm room.

  • Taunting, provoking, attempting to startle or "spook" the animals is strictly forbidden and you will be escorted off of property, with no refunds.









Pumpkin Patch

The Barn Stahl Farm Pumpkin Patch has over 20 different varieties of pumpkins. From small little gourds to large pumpkins over 50-pounds, you and your family will be sure to find just the perfect one, while having a great family outing. 

Pumpkins are available starting in mid-to-late September, depending on the weather. Pumpkins 5-pounds and under are just $2.00, and all other pumpkin 40ยข per pound!

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Pre-picked pumpkins

Choose from many different sizes, colors and shapes from our pre-picked pumpkins from our pumpkin patch right on the farm.

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If you're feeling adventurous, you and the family can get on a wagon ride out to the pumpkin patch and pick your own pumpkin! 


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field trips 

The Barn Stahl Farm is the perfect place for schools, youth groups, church groups, after school programs, 4-H or other youth programs for a fun, local, affordable field trip. We do our best to make sure there is only one group at a time, ensuring that your group has total access to our animals, games, mazes, and play equipment. Field trips start at $5 per person, and for an extra $1, your group can get a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch and a free small pumpkin for all the children. Available any day of the week with advance notice. Call (641) 869-3574 to schedule your field trip now. 

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private parties & event rooms

If you're in charge of your next family or class reunion, work outing or birthday party, The Barn Stahl Farm is just the place for a memorable time. We have several picnic and private party rooms for you and your group to gather, as well as enjoy all that the Barn Stahl Farm has to offer. Party rental rooms start at $100 for 2 hours and up to 14 guests (each additional guest is $5).  Contact us today to schedule your event! (641) 868-3574.



25' Slide

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Tic Tac Toe

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Find us

16519 185th Street
Wellsburg, IA, 50680

(641) 869-3574


Contact Us

If you have questions that you have not found answers to on our website, please contact us via the form. Please note that response may take up to 48 hours. 

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