October promises lots of great outdoor family fun with these pumpkin patches and corn mazes! Click on the name of the attraction to be taken directly to their website to make sure they’re open if it’s raining or has recently rained.
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FIELDS OF ADVENTURE AT SMITHFIELD FARMS
64 Tree Lane, Aspers
Sat. & Sun., Sept. 28-29, Fridays-Sundays Oct. 5-Nov. 4. Friday hours, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday hours, 10 a.m.-10 pm.; Sunday hours, 1-7 p.m.
Ages 3-65, $9, 65+, $5, 2 and under, free.
They have a seven-acre corn maze (try it at night throughout October, with a flashlight!) as well as lots of other fun attractions on this farm, including a pumpkin patch, wagon rides, tube and hill slides, corn hole, a straw bale maze and more. For additional fees, enjoy the zipline, pony rides and concession stands.
ASHCOMBE FALL HARVEST DAYS
906 W. Grantham Road, Mechanicsburg
Sept. 29-30; Oct. 5-8, 12-14, 19, and 20-28;
Hayworld $4, hayride $4.
In addition to a corn maze and pick-your-own pumpkins, they have farm animals, knocker ball, horse-drawn hayrides, and tons of fun activities — including pumpkin crafts — for the whole family.
COUNTRY CREEK PRODUCE FARM
3746 Etter Road, Chambersburg
Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fridays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-dusk.
$6 per person on weekdays; $7.50 per person on weekends. Ages 2 and under, free.
They boast Franklin County’s largest Corn Maze. Other activities include pick-your-own pumpkins, a live animal petting area, slides, mini-mazes and a popular pumpkin cannon.
STONER’S DAIRY FARM
7678 Oellig Road, Mercersburg
Saturdays, 12-10 p.m.; Sundays, 12-5 p.m.
$6 for corn maze, $3 for hayride, $7 for both
Their five-acre corn maze typically takes about 30 minutes to complete, give or take… Allow lots of extra time to enjoy their petting zoo and play area as well as a fun hayride. They also have a pedal cart track, a scarecrow factory and the ever-popular corn cannon.
Flashlight Night. Use your own flashlight to find your way through the corn maze. Roast marshmallows over an open fire. $7. Fridays, Sept. 28, Oct. 5 & 12, 7-10 p.m.; Saturdays through Nov. 3, 7-10 p.m.
Haunted Maze Nights! For the fearless (probably not appropriate for children under 12). If you like Freddie Kruger types coming at you, then go ahead and tackle the corn maze on one of these special Friday nights. $8. Oct. 19 & 26 and Nov. 2, 7-10 p.m.
BROOK LAWN FARM MARKET
2325 Lititz Pike, Lancaster
Wagon ride schedule: Sat., Sept. 29, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.; every Friday in Oct., 4 & 4:30 p.m.; every Saturday in Oct., 10 & 11 a.m., 12, 1 & 2 p.m.
Enjoy free wagon rides to their pumpkin patch on Friday late afternoons and Saturday mornings/early afternoon throughout October. Wagons depart for pumpkin patches at 4 and 4:30 p.m. on Fridays; on Saturdays through Oct. 28, wagons leave on the hour starting at 10 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m.
CHERRY CREST ACRES
150 Cherry Hill Road, Ronks
Thurs., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
$17 weekdays, $20 Saturdays
Spend about an hour in their dynamic and interactive five-acre corn maze with over 2.5 miles of paths, scenic bridges and clues. They have levels you can choose depending upon how ambitious you and your family are feeling. Try it at night with a flashlight! There’s a lot more to do at Cherry Crest Acres beyond the maze—wagon rides, pedal carts, petting zoo, bale racers, hay jumps, slides, a bucking bronco, the pumpkin match and much more.
CORN COB ACRES
191 College Ave., Mountville
Saturdays through Nov. 3, 10 am.-5 p.m.; Sundays through Nov. 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Columbus Day (Oct. 8), 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Oct. 12, 19, & 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
$15. Note: cash only (ATM on site)
This huge attraction in Lancaster County started as the younger kids’ alternative to Field of Screams. The Little Screamers’ Hayride is still popular, but the owners (brothers who also own Field of Screams) have added many more fun activities, from bungee trampolines and pedal kart race tracks to playhouses and bounce houses and inflatable corn maze obstacle courses — over 40 activities for families to enjoy.
COUNTRY BARN FARM MARKET’S BARNYARD KINGDOM
211 S. Donerville Road, Lancaster
Sept. 28 & 30, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fridays & Saturdays, Oct. 5-Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sundays Oct. 7-28, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
The admission price gets you into the five-acre corn maze, a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch, plus you’ll get to see some pig races, tour the working farm, and visit farm animals — sheep, goats, chickens, ponies, bunnies and more!
2900 Oregon Pike, Lititz
Fridays & Saturdays, 10 a.m.-dusk; Sundays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. through Oct. 29
$10 for adults, $5 for children ages 3-12, 2 and under, free.
Enjoy a free tractor and wagon ride to the pumpkin patch to pick out your perfect pumpkin. Then paint and decorate it for free, too.
RISSER MARVEL FARM MARKET
2425 Horseshoe Pike (Rt. 322), Annville
Mondays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fridays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sundays, 1-6 p.m. (Pumpkin patch opens Oct. 6)
$9.50, $7 ages 4-12, 3 and under, free.
In addition to their pumpkin patch, they have a three-acre corn maze featuring a knight and dragon design. Plus a barrel train, pedal karts and games of corn hole.
SEYFERT’S CORN MAZE
1800 E. King St., Lebanon
Fridays, 4-10 p.m.; Saturdays 2-10 p.m.; Sundays 1-8 p.m.
Corn maze: $8 for ages 6 and up, ages 5 and under free with paying adult. hayrides: $4 for ages 6 and up, ages 5 and under free with paying adult
They have a huge, 14-acre maze with trivia as well as a junior maze for young children. Plus there’s a scenic hay ride that tours their 140-acre dairy farm.
8773 Yellow Church Road, Seven Valleys
Saturdays 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sundays 9 a.m.-4 p.m. through Oct. 28
$3 per person, ages 2 and under, free.
Hayrides to the pumpkin patch.
FLINCHBAUGH’S ORCHARD AND FARM MARKET
110 Ducktown Road, Hellam
Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 9 a m -4 p m. through Nov. 10
$6 per adult, $$4 per child ages 3-12, ages 2 and under are free.
Their 2018 maze is themed Super Heroes and covers five acres. When you make it out, you can pick your own pumpkins.
MAIZE QUEST FUN PARK
2885 New Park Road, New Park
Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 1-7 p.m.; Columbus Day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
$11 general admission, $16 maze and train combo
If you go to their website, you can follow instructions on how to track yourself in their maze with your phone. The Pumpkin Express runs to and from the pumpkin patch Saturdays and Sundays during regular Maize Quest Fun Park daylight hours. Plus pedal rides, a bamboo maze, a cow train, and much more. After dusk, take your flashlight for Flashlight Maze Nights.
FALL FEST AT MILLER PLANT FARM
430 Indian Rock Dam Road, York
Oct. 6 & 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Join them for two Saturdays in October for their Fall Fest, with free hayrides to their pick-your-own pumpkin patch. Plus other fun activities.
PAULUS ORCHARDS’ WEEKEND FARM
522 East Mount Airy Road, Dillsburg
Weekends through Oct. 28, Saturdays 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
$10 for ages 3 and up, 2 and under are free.
They have a spectacular five-acre corn maze, plus wagon rides to their pumpkin patch.