Sep 20, 2012

The Pumpkin Patches and Corn Maze

By: AmberlyAsay


I don't like scary things, I don't.  My first date was to a corn maze and as a new sixteen year old I was not looking forward to this event.  I was terrified out of my mind but sang songs and prayed a lot and made it through the corn maze.  As a result Haunted Forests and Corn Mazes are not my favorite.  However, in the college community and Utah County, corn mazes and pumpkin patches are the thing to do during Halloween.   We have gathered information on some of the best in Utah for your convenience.

For the past 16 years the Rowley’s South Ridge Farms has presented their Pumpkin Patch Hayride.  For only eight dollars guests will enjoy the seasonal pumpkin patch and festive hayrides.  Hayrides are open to the public without an appointment and leave every fifteen minutes.  Click on the link below for more information: http://www.utahvalley.com/events/details.aspx?ID=622

Garrett Hybarger, from Las Vegas, NE., enjoys the times he has attended these fun fall filled activities. 

 
"Pumpkins were always a significant part of my childhood during the holidays," Hyburger said. "My family would often gather together to carve pumpkins to set out for Halloween.  Every time I walk through or see a pumpkin patch, I am reminded of these good memories and look forward to sharing similar experiences with my own family someday."

Cornbelly’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Fest, at Thanksgiving Point is the largest corn maze in Utah.  There is literally an activity for everyone here, with over 40 attractions and ten new this year, there seems to be nothing this fall venue can’t provide.  The 12-acre corn maze this year will feature the solar system and a space rover in its maze design.  For more information click on the following link: http://www.cornbellys.com/index.html.

Hybarger is not the only Halloween enthusiast, Jacob Egan, shares his passion for events.

"I start counting down the days until I can go to a corn maze the day after the corn mazes close,” Egan said. “On Christmas, I asked my parents if they could just have money set aside so that during the following fall, I could go to the corn mazes every day."

Hee Haw Farms is another Utah County favorite full of more than just the usual fall activities.  The Corn Maze and Courtyard Activities are open from September 28- November 3.  The Haunted Hayride is open from October 5-October 31.  The Cornevil Night Terrors (which are not recommended to children under 11 years old) also run from October 5-October 31.  For more information click on the following link: http://www.heehawfarms.com/.



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