This afternoon we ventured out to check out the Castle in the Corn Maze at Eliada Home. Eliada is just outside of our neighborhood, and I run through their campus almost every day. The maze is a new endeavor for them, and they’ve been growing the corn for a few months. It’s been fun to watch how it’s all unfolded.
The organizers give you a map of the maze and you have 17 checkpoints to get to, in order to stamp your map and complete the course. There are 3 mazes, and we started with the most difficult and worked our way down to the kid’s maze. We ran into some pretty obnoxious teens in the first maze, but luckily we ran into some cool kids with their grandma in the second maze. One kid, Michael, actually led the way for a good portion, and worked with my husband to get us around….this was after some other teen girls told them to stop following them. The two boys actually commented on us being nice 🙂
So, without further ado…..pictures!
Overlooking the maze – and the hay maze for the smaller children to play in:
Heading into the first maze:
Leading the way:
Inside the corn:
Heading into the second maze:
Pepsi was a sponsor of one of the checkpoints:
After we completed the maze, one of the volunteers took our picture:
You could buy a pumpkin:
Or take a hay ride!
The maze cost $8 for adults (discounts for teachers) and they offered hay rides for $3, face painting for kids, pumpkins and concessions. It really was a good deal for all of the entertainment. And quite fun. My downfall is that although they gave us a map, I’m not good with maps, so I had to let the husband lead the way. I would still be in the maze if it wasn’t for him.
In a couple of weeks, students from UNC-Asheville will be helping out in making it a haunted maze. We’ve already determined that we’re not going to that 🙂
And after all of that, I just have to say that I really, really love fall!