Never been to a Pumpkin patch or corn maze? thinking of going, but
you'd like a better idea of what it's like before you go? Well, here's the
page for you!
Autumn and Halloween farm and outdoor events fall into several categories!
Choose the one you are interested in from the list below, for more a
description, tips, photos and more information:
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- Phone ahead for patch and maze conditions. Some attractions may
not be operating due to wet weather. You don't want to go on a day when your
favorite won't be avilable.
- Clothing: These are outdoor events and therefore weather affects
everything! Dress appropriately for the day's weather. Wear proper head (sun
protection) and foot gear. You may want to wear old athletic shows in
case you encounter any muddy areas!
- Allergies: Corn and honey bees may pose a problem for some folks.
- Nighttime activities: Bring a flashlight with fresh batteries for
the nighttime mazes. Some mazes rent flashlights or the kids can buy
glowsticks. Bring some warm clothes in case it's cold.
- Strollers: Some mazes and pumpkin patches are stroller and
wheelchair friendly (under ideal conditions), but many are not, so check the
weather and call ahead. Remember the maze can go for miles, too far for
little legs. It may be a good idea to bring a toddler backpack or wagon for
the little ones.
- Claustrophobic?: Corn maze paths are generally 5 to 15 feet wide
and there are usually "flaggers" looking for waving flags at all times. A
cell phone or walkie talkie is handy if you lose your friend.
- Other tips
*Bring a water container with you.
*Take lots of pictures.
*A poncho or a small umbrella could be a real lifesaver if it starts to rain
*Have a race with prizes. Mazes and pumpkin carving make great team building