Who loves corn? Or should I ask the real question, who loves a good corn maze? I remember the first time I saw the sign for a corn maze. It was years ago and I wasn’t sure if I was seeing what I was seeing. I came back that evening and couldn’t wait to get my flashlight and map. I had a blast. I also got lost for hours. The maze was huge! Afterwards I went home and thought about the next time I was going to go. It wasn’t until the next year. This time I went on a haunted maze. It was me and a friend and it felt like we were the only ones there. And the ghosts and ghouls. What a great time I had. Since then I’ve been to all kinds of corn mazes, whether during the day or night. Some lasting an entire afternoon. And this year is no different. I plan to find a phenomenal corn maze and maybe I’ll even try for a haunted one again.
It doesn’t matter where you live, corn mazes are popping up everywhere. They have become a main attraction. You will even find the mazes are part of fall festivals with rides, homemade food stands and animal attractions.
I have come across a lot of corn mazes but one of the most impressive is the maze at Richardson Farms in Spring Grove, IL. It boasts to be 33 acres of maze! Now that’s a lot of corn. A corn maze that has been turned into a tribute to The Beatles; this is a dedicated farm. As with most mazes now, there are so many things to do here you might get lost before you even make it to the corn. There are pig races, hayrides, pumpkin picking and orbiting. What is orbiting? A huge ball you get into and go for a ride! Who knew? An area for food including hamburgers, hot dogs and those yummy homemade apple-cider donuts. There is even a day designated to bring your horse to the maze. Want to come back for Christmas; they even have a Christmas tree field where you can cut down your own tree. This farm has it all. Well almost…
Corn mazes and Halloween in my book go hand in hand. Not every farm does Halloween so shop around and don’t just sample one farm. Each one has its own unique spin to the maze and what it offers. Scream Acres in Atkins, IA doesn’t just have a maze it has a curtain chaos and slaughterhouse. Or in Glendale, AZ the AZ Field of Screams is a romp-roaring corn maze at night made to frighten.
Whether you want to go with family, sit back and chow down on a donut while looking at your map or going with your best friends and screaming for an hour it’s out there. You can always do what I do and do both. Why choose when both are so much fun!