Fun Time Farms, LLC is a local family owned franchise of the corporate company themaze.com. We offer unique family entertainment and are open seasonally from September 21st to October 28th.
Q: How do you make the mazes?
A: Our process starts with a concept, which we plan out path-by-path on a computer. We plant the field of corn as usual and, with a lot of head-scratching and elbow-grease, we cut out the pathways-preferably when the corn is still fairly short. Our particular process is an art form we've tried to perfect over the years, but it primarily comes down to using simple geometry, measurements, and intuition to create the finished image with the pathways. By placing and connecting points in the field that match points on our computer design, we are essentially creating the maze in a way that is similar to a dot-to-dot game on the back of a cereal box!
Q: What happens to the corn after you close?
A: In most cases, the mazes are created from either field corn or sorghum, rather than the sweet corn most folks eat at their dinner table! Once a farm closes, the crop - what little is often left of it - is typically harvested for cattle or just tilled back into the ground.
Q: How long does it take to get through the maze?
A: The average person will finish the maze within one hour, though some have taken a lot longer and a few a bit quicker.
Q: Will I get lost?
A: We hope so! It's designed to be that way. While everyone does get lost to different degrees, we have designed the maze to be an interactive activity that makes a trip inside the maze more than just a walk through some corn.
Fun Time Farms, LLC is absolutely perfect for school field trips, combining fun, education, and the great outdoors. Learn more about field trips and other events here.