I got to go do a blog review and also be with my youth at The Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch at Oakes Farm this past Saturday, October 18, 2014. I have been to a few corn mazes, last year, I believe was my first time going to a corn maze. From the corn mazes that I have been to, I think this is the biggest one! If I am not mistaking this may be the biggest corn maze in the East Tennessee area.
They have all kinds of activities, two corn mazes to choose from (flash light & a haunted), plus much more, over 25 activities to choose from.
I think this is one of the best corn mazes to visit. Our youth at church love this one and we go every year. Last year was my first time visiting this location.
They even have free ample parking!
This true can show case God’s Creation with the petting zoo, corn maze on this farm.
Half our youth did the haunted maze and the other half did the regular maze. This was my first time doing a corn maze at night. I had a flash light. It is much different than during the day. Can you solve the Farm Scene Investigation at this farm or find all the check points in the lighted maze?
One thing to think about when you go to a corn maze, if it has rained a lot before you plan to visit, be prepared for mud! It was muddy during our visit, since it has almost rained off and on for close to 2 weeks.
On the haunted mace, one of our youth tripped, the people started to scare them, and they told them they need a time out, since this one person got hurt. They asked if they needed assistance, they said no, because just tripped on a log or something. And they allowed them to exit. So the staff in the haunted maze does seem rather caring in that part.
One of the youth was scared of clowns, so their friends told the staff that and a few of the clowns followed our one youth throughout the maze. So I guess if you have a phobia of some kind, don’t let them know, if you go to the haunted Trail of Doom.
I didn’t add or get the pumpkin patch with my visit. None of our youth did either. I think the younger kids would enjoy that much better. But you can add this and pick you a pumpkin that you can take home.
Activities also included
If you go during the day light there are more to enjoy. Most of these shut down after it gets dark. Some of these activities include …
- The Mine Shaft Giant Slide
- Animal Exhibit
- Bouncing Pillow
- Farm Tracks Game
(in Kid’s Corn Maze)
- Smart Farm Mobile Interactive Game
- Corn Hole bag toss games
- “Pumpkin Pounder”
- Kid’s Inflatable
- Corn Pit
- Kid’s Corn Maze
- Smart Farm Mobile App Game
- Hippity Hop Horses
- Tile Maze
- 9 acre professionally-designed corn maze
- Hay Maze
- Hay Ride
- Pedal Karts
- Tire Mountain Play Area
- The Mound
A king of the hill type experience
- Rat Racers
- Farm Scene Investigation Game
- Giant Sand Play Area
- Quad Slides
- Giant Checkers & Tic Tac Toe
- Steer Roping
- Punchin Pumpkins
Interactive race through a wooden maze
There is food available, they have a sweet shop with fudge. They have a grill shack with grilled foods like Angus burgers. Then they have a fried shack with corn dogs and even yummy funnel cake fries.
My daughter and I, even my pastor and his family got the funnel cakes fries. They were very yummy!
Looks like the open around Mid-September to November 1. Check web site for actual dates and times, as they could change from time of this blog post.
Thurday – Friday
(also October 13-14)
Corn Maze, Back 40 activities, Hayrides: Noon – 7:30pm
Flashlight Maze: 7:30pm – 9pm
Trail of Doom: 8 – 10pm
Corn Maze, Back 40 activities, Hayrides: 10am – 7:30pm
Flashlight Maze: 7:30pm – 10pm
Trail of Doom: 8 – 11pm
Corn Maze, Back 40 activities, Hayrides: 1pm – 6pm
Praise Day Coming!
Our pastor said if he knew that the Praise Day was coming soon, we would have waited and gone that day with the youth. This year, 2014 it is November 2, 2014. It will feature Guest speaker Inky Johnson, former Tennessee Vol and is also an inspirational speaker.
This event will be held again November 2, 2014 from 1-5 p.m. at Oaks Farms. The event will be cheaper than normal admission and include …
- Giant Corn Maze
- Bouncing Pillows
- Giant Slides
- Pedal cars
- Petting Zoo
- and Much More!
This is a benefit and fundraiser for the Corryton Food Pantry. Cost of entry is $6 and the money goes to the Corryton Food Pantry that partners with Second Harvest Food Bank that serves the needed in the Corryton & Surrounding areas.
Prices, times, information, activities are subject to change. These were what was available at the time of this posting. I was given 2 general admission tickets for this blog review. All information taken from their web site and my recent visit.
I enjoy listening to nothing but Christian Music. Camping and hiking is something that I enjoy. I guess that is because I am an Eagle Scout. Blogging is something I enjoy doing too. I have been blogging since 2004. However, I have been blogging on Courageous Christian Father since 2012. I am married with 1 daughter and 2 step-sons and a step daughter.