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|US: Best-Rated Fall Festivals & Corn Mazes for Family Fun - Daytrips and Agri-Adventures with Kids.
Mini breaks make a world of difference and corn crib sized fun is better than no fun at all. Whether it’s a daytrip or a weekend escape, enjoying time together and making family memories matters. Fun, quick, and easy is the magic phrase for families.
We have highlighted 12 of the best corn mazes and fall festivals in North America. Those locations which offer well-crafted pathways through 10-foot corn stalks, plenty of pumpkins and extra things to do outside with kids. The newest agri-adventures include ziplines, orbs, laser tag games, cranberry bog experiences, viewing towers, and secret tunnels. Most popular activities include goat walks, pig races, pig painting, secret passage ways, tire mountains, apple cannon, pumpkin bowling, gemstone mining, and nifty barrel-train rides.
Best Corn Mazes and Harvest Festivals - Highlights of the 2013 Season.
Five locations set the pace with educational activities and unique additions to harvest time family fun. The locations offer parents plenty of energizing things to do outside with kids. For example:
1. The Texas Maze at Dewberry Farm
near Houston is perhaps one of the best agri-adventures in the country. The eight-acre interactive corn maze includes dozens of “cornundrums” and a corn-cierge to facilitate the fun. See honey bees at work and add to that corn cannons, singing chickens, rubber duckie races, calf roping, and zip lining over the field.
2. Dell'Osso Family Farm
Corn Maze near Lathrop, California creates a corn maze large enough to be viewed by NASA from orbit. Along with the maze challenge they run a pumpkin tram, have pumpkin blasters, tire pyramid, lively hayrides, zip lining, aerial ropes course, and a plank plunge.
3. One of the world’s largest corn mazes is at Richardson Adventure Farm
in Spring Grove north of Chicago near the Wisconsin state line. Agri-entertainment activities include slides, pedal trikes, a 50-foot high viewing tower, zip lining, and a zorbing adventure inside an 11-foot orb.
4. An agri-adventure at Marni Farm
near Ipswich, MA includes 10 miles of pathways and hundreds of questions to be answered plus a larger-than-life spider web challenge, apple cannons, and thousands of pumpkins.
5. Even more quirky fun for to the pumpkin season can be had at Hopcott Farms
in British Columbia where pumpkin bowling, pig painting, and a free standing, water-filled interactive cranberry bog are part of the experience.
6. Sever’s Corn Maze not far from the Twin Cities has an exotic petting zoo with animals from around the world including lemurs and camels, and kangaroos.
7. Gaeddert Farms
Corn Maze in Kansas offers visitors a tire mountain and tire tunnel, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin cannons, corn cannons.
8. To navigate the maze at Liberty Ridge Farm,
Schaghticoke, NY visitors use corn texting for clues. Well-placed “CORNnundrums” make things more fun and interesting plus they have night scrambles.
9. French Prairie Gardens
Fall Harvest Festival in St. Paul, OR has a “Pigtucky” Derby and an opportunity for visitors to watch the secret lives of chickens.
10. Hubb’s Corn Maze
near Clinton NC has laser tag, a giant tire jungle, and steer roping.
11. In Julian, CA the annual Julian Mining Company Fall Celebration
includes apple cider making, candle dipping, tomahawk throwing, square dancing, fossil digs, and gold panning.
12. The Great Maze
in Danville, VT is the home of barnyard golf, 100' of underground tunnels, and laser tag.
A special thanks to those who took time to “Tell Mom” about the best corn maze or fall festival because we have inlcuded those suggestions on the list for this year. We want to expand the list and need your help. If you have a favorite fall festival or know of an awesome corn maze please "Tell Mom
" and we will add it to the list. Make sure to include the name of the festival or event and its location on the planet as well as why you like it or what makes it worth the trip. Our next round up will include family-friendly winter celebrations and enchanting Santa Trains. We are building the list right now and would love to have your feedback. So just "Tell Mom!
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Canada: Best Festivals & Corn Mazes.
In Canada activities run the gamut from corn mazes and gemstone mining to pig races, barrel train rides and night adventures in Alberta. Nova Scotia offers luscious oatcakes and the chance to pick apples. In Manitoba families have the chance to make their own scarecrows or try their luck with a pumpkin catapult.
Images provided Longwood Gardens, PA Sometimes things change, so please confirm details before making plans. Copyright 2013.