A crop of the Tri-State area's corn mazes

September 03, 2009|By JULIE E. GREENE

Corn crops

More than meets the eye

Corn crops

Corn mazes in disguise

If that ditty doesn't sound familiar to you, ask your kids.

This year's crop of corn mazes includes mazes in the shape of two Transformers - Bumblebee and Optimus Prime. There's also a Benjamin Franklin-themed maze and haunted mazes.

So have fun getting lost.

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

Hagerstown Corn Maze, near Maugansville

WHEN: Open Saturday, Sept. 5, through Saturday, Oct. 31. 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays; noon to 10 p.m. Saturdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.


WHERE: Celebration Farm, 17638 Garden View Road, northwest of Hagerstown

COST: $5; $3 for ages 5 to 12; and free for ages 4 and younger.

MORE: Eight acres with three corn mazes. Moonlight mazes on Friday and Saturday nights. Proceeds benefit local nonprofit groups.

CONTACT: Call 301-393-4377, e-mail, or go to .

Misty Meadow Farm, northeast of Leitersburg and north of Smithsburg

WHEN: Open Friday, Sept. 25, through Sunday, Nov. 1. 4 p.m. to dusk on Fridays, and 1 p.m. to dusk on Saturdays and Sundays.

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

COST: $5; free for ages 4 and younger.

MORE: The maze design is of a cow, pumpkins, cornstalks and the name Misty Meadow Farm. There also are rope mazes, pumpkin picking and farm animals to pet.

CONTACT: Call 301-824-7455.

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

WHEN: Open Saturday, Sept. 12, through Sunday, Nov. 1. 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 tall or taller.

MORE: Five-acre Ben Franklin-themed maze. Admission also includes petting area, photo opportunities and hayrides.

Haunted maze nights are 7 to 10 p.m. on Fridays, Oct. 23 and 30. Admission is $7. Might not be appropriate for ages 9 and younger.

Harvest Farm Festival is Saturday, Oct. 3. On opening night, Saturday, Sept. 12, the maze will also be open from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is $5 for ages 3 and older, and includes the maze and other entertainment.

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

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

WHEN: Open Saturday, Sept. 26, through Saturday, Oct. 31. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

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

COST: $5 for the corn maze. $3 for the hayride. $7.50 for the corn maze and hayride; get a quarter back to buy feed for the goats.

MORE: The eight-acre maze is not designed to look like anything from the air, which Bob Tabb said freed him up to make it more challenging. Also a straw-bale maze, hayrides, farmers market, and goats to pet and feed.

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

Winterbrook Farms, southeast of Thurmont, Md.

WHEN: Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Friday, Sept. 18, to Sunday, Nov. 1. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. on Fridays; noon to 10 p.m. Saturdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.

WHERE: Winterbrook Farms, 13001 Creagerstown Road, aka Md. 550, southeast of Thurmont.

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

MORE: The four mazes on a 40-acre field are designed to look like two Transformers characters, Bumblebee and Optimus Prime, from the sky. 7.5 miles of trails. Three mazes have checkpoints to punch on a map when you find them. New pumpkin cannon targets will be vehicles, including a Camaro, propped up to look like Transformers.

CONTACT: For more information, go to or call 240-315-8133.

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

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 5, to at least Sunday, Nov. 1. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

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

COST: Call 304-876-3647 or go to . for prices.

MORE: Friday and Saturday nights feature a haunted moonlight walk and corn maze, and the International House of Panic. PumpkinFest is Saturdays and Sundays, from Sept. 26 to Nov. 1.

CONTACT: Call 304-876-3647 or go to .

Tri-State Fellowship corn maze, northwest of Hagerstown

WHEN: Weekends, Saturday, Sept. 19, through Sunday, Oct. 25. 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

MORE: The Great Pumpkin Siege Festival, with a catapult competition, pumpkin-related games and events, a car/truck/motorcycle show, and more is Saturday, Oct. 10.

Star Community Barnyard Jamboree corn maze

WHEN: 9 a.m. to at least 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4

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 .

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