Oct. 12, 2017 PLYMOUTH EAGLE.
Plymouth Michigan News
Maybury opens corn maze, pumpkin festival
If it is autumn then it must be time to visit Maybury Farm.
Each year, Maybury Farm in Northville hosts the corn maze and the Great Pumpkin Festival. This year the new, U- Pick Pumpkin Patch has been added to the events at the working farm.
Cindy Kern, the farm manager, said that this year, the corn maze promises to be one of the very best that Maybury has ever created. “It is 10 acres of thick, lush corn that has been cut into a farm scene and is sure to challenge adults and kids alike.”
“The corn maze will take an estimated hour and a half to complete but 10 check- points located throughout will help guide your way through…if you answer the question at each checkpoint correctly, that is,” she said. Those who find all 10 check-points can enter to win a grand prize that is awarded at the end of the corn maze season.
This year, for visitors with small children, or those who would prefer a shorter challenge, the maze will offer a shortened version that brings visitors back to the entrance about half-way through. For those who want to try something a little spookier, however, the Maybury Farm corn maze is open until 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays so brave visitors can attempt to find their way through in the dark with just the moon and a flashlight to guide their way.
Following the challenge of the corn maze, visitors can enjoy cider and donuts from Parmenter’s, along with other tasty treats.
The new Maybury Farm U- Pick Pumpkin Patch is a great place to find the perfect pumpkin, Kern noted.
“Remember, October is also the last month to visit with the Maybury Farm animals before the farm closes for the season. The barn will be open until 7 p.m. each Friday through Sunday.
Groups who wish to visit Maybury Farm during regular business hours do not need to make advance reservations. For groups of 25 or more who would like to schedule a weeknight outing, call (248) 374-0200 to reserve a date. Maybury Farm also offers bonfires that are available during regular business hours or as part of a group reservation.
The Maybury Farm Corn Maze is open from 5-10 p.m. Fridays, from noon until 10 p.m. Saturdays and from noon until 7 p.m. on Sundays.
The last wagon leaves for the maze one hour prior to close.
The Corn Maze will be open through Oct. 29. Admission to the Maybury Farm corn maze is $7 per person and includes farm admission and a wagon ride to and from the maze. Free admission is offered to children ages 2 and younger.
The 4th Annual Great Pumpkin Festival will take place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Oct. 14. The event features live music, food, pumpkin-themed games and activities for children, beeswax candle making, story time and sing-a-long, and more activities.
Children of all ages are encouraged to wear their Halloween attire to enter the costume contest. The Great Pumpkin Festival was the most popular Maybury Farm event of 2016 and will be even better this year, Kern said.
Admission to the Great Pumpkin Festival is $5 per person and includes farm admission or, for $8 per person guests can enjoy the festival, corn maze with wagon ride, and farm admission. Children 2 and younger are admitted to the Great Pumpkin Festival at no cost.
Maybury Farm is operated by the Northville Community Foundation; the funds raised from the corn maze are used to help support the work of the farm, and their mission of connecting the community to animals and agriculture through hands-on experiences that are both engaging and educational.
Maybury Farm is located at 50165 Eight Mile Road in Northville. Parking is free. To learn more about autumn activities at the farm, visit www.mayburyfarm.org.