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Where to find corn mazes in the Tri-State area

September 05, 2008

Here are some of the corn mazes this season in the Tri-State area:

Misty Meadow Farm,
northeast of Leitersburg and north of Smithsburg

Tractor Memories is a 3- to 4-acre maze that looks, from overhead, like a tractor and spells out "Herbst Farm." The Herbsts have different quiz handouts to help participants find their way through the maze. There are various agricultural quizzes and a biblical quiz. There is also a petting farm and a pumpkin patch.

WHEN: Fridays and Saturdays through Saturday, Nov. 1. 4 p.m. to dusk on Fridays, 1 p.m. to dusk on Saturdays.

WHERE: Misty Meadow Farm, 14230 Misty Meadow Road off Ringgold Pike (Md. 418)

COST: $5; free for ages 5 and younger. Call for group rates.

CONTACT: Call 301-824-7455.

Stoner's Dairy Farm & Corn Maze,
east of Mercersburg, Pa.

The 5-acre maze has a pirate theme that includes a treasure chest containing milk, cheese and yogurt. Trivia signs are posted throughout the maze to help guide visitors. Almost two miles of trails in the maze. Admission price also includes a hayride and a petting area. Refreshments, pumpkins and fall décor for sale.

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WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 6, through Sunday, Oct. 26. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.

WHERE: Stoner's Dairy Farm, 7678 Oellig Road, off Pa. 16.

COST: $5 per person for people 3 feet or taller.

CONTACT: Call 717-328-3617, e-mail stonersdairyfarm@gmail.com or go to www.stonersdairyfarm.com.

Town & Country Nursery's corn maze,
east of Leetown, W.Va.

The maze is approximately nine acres. Participants get a colored card with numbers in a line on the card. These are coded messages; participants solve the code using clues in the maze. Differently colored cards have different messages. There is a straw bale maze for children. Hayrides are available. In October, pick your pumpkin and popcorn on the cob for sale.

WHEN: Opens Saturday, Sept. 13. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in September; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily in October

WHERE: Town & Country Nursery, 1885 Darke Lane, east of Leetown.

COST: $5 for the corn maze. $3.50 for the hayride. $7.50 for the corn maze and hayride; get a quarter back to buy feed for the goats.

CONTACT: Call 800-405-1252 or 304-725-1252.

Winterbrook Farms,
southeast of Thurmont, Md.

A 15-acre corn maze with eight miles of trails. The lost-treasure design includes a yacht, a shark and a scuba diver approaching a treasure chest. Find 18 checkpoints with a different hole-punch at each checkpoint to mark your map. Winterbrook also has a pumpkin cannon and a corn/apple cannon. Concession stand.

WHEN: Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Friday, Sept. 19, to Sunday, Nov. 2. Hours are 6 to 10 p.m. on Fridays; noon to 10 p.m. Saturdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.

WHERE: 13001 Creagerstown Rd., aka Md. 550, southeast of Thurmont.

COST: $5 for ages 6 and older; free for ages 5 and younger

CONTACT: For more information, go to www.winterbrookfarms.com or call 301-271-4826.

Ridgefield Farm & Orchard,
northwest of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

The corn maze is approximately 5 acres. A smaller corn maze, about half an acre in size, is available for small children. Separate cost for House of Panic haunted house.

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 20, to Sunday, Oct. 26. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; 7 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

WHERE: Ridgefield Farm & Orchard, 414 Kidwiler Road, off W.Va. 230, northwest of Harpers Ferry.

COST: $7 farm admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. $10 charge 7 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. $10 on Saturday nights; $8 for ages 16 and older, and $7 for ages 15 and younger on Friday nights.

CONTACT: Call 304-876-3647 or go to www.ridgefieldfarm.com.

Tri-State Fellowship corn maze,
northwest of Hagerstown

The 3-acre maze has an eagle, a Bible and an apple pie in its design. Make your own scarecrow to take home for free. Pumpkins, apples, mums and cornstalks for sale. Proceeds from these sales and maze tickets benefit children's and student ministries at Tri-State Fellowship.

WHEN: Weekends, Saturday, Sept. 20, through Sunday, Oct. 19. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 2 to 6 p.m. Sundays.

WHERE: On the grounds of Tri-State Fellowship, 13153 Cearfoss Pike.

COST: $4 per person; free for ages 4 and younger

CONTACT: Call 301-790-1774 or go to http://tsfevents.com.

Star Community Barnyard Jamboree corn maze

The one-acre corn maze will be haunted on Saturdays from 6:30 p.m. to midnight. A haunted hayride also will be offered Saturday nights, starting at 6:30 p.m.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 4, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5

WHERE: Star Community Inc., 13674 Greencastle Pike, north of Huyetts Crossroads

COST: Nominal fee TBA for corn maze. Separate fee for haunted hayride.

CONTACT: Call Katie Hoover, 301-791-0011, ext. 113, or go to www.starcommunityinc.org.

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