The weekend before I had surgery, our family visited the Wendel Farms Corn Maze. We brought along almost a dozen extended family members for an a”maze”ing good time (sorry…I know that was corny, but I just couldn’t help myself!).
Our oldest son had gone to Wendel Farms last fall with his youth group and enjoyed it so much that we went back as a family a few weeks later. Their corn maze has a fun twist compared to most traditional corn mazes….it’s open even after dark.
So, as opposed to following a map and seeing each twist and turn in the daylight, you have the opportunity to get completely lost in the dark instead. Both years, we laughed until our sides hurt as we wound our way through the maze.
This year, our older two sons split off with their cousin and formed a young vs. old team (I’m not quite sure I was fairly placed as I landed on the old team….but whatever!). We had snapped a picture of the map at the beginning of the maze and were armed with all the essentials for the corn maze – flashlights, water, and of course, chocolate!
The three-person “young” team had nothing but limited lighting from the moon (we chose a very cloudy night) and their overall sense of direction. So, naturally the older, wiser, more prepared team won, right?! Sadly, no…but I was rather impressed that three of them beat the ten of us.
Three of the five sisters in my family at the end of the corn maze.
After completing the corn maze, we ambled through the rest of the farm, discovering a variety of fun surprises along the way. We teamed up for tricycle races:
The kids wandered through the smaller hay maze that was designed for younger adventurers:
And they tried their hand at the farm equipment:
We even stopped by to say hi to the farm animals:
And played a variety of farm-themed games:
Once we had explored the farm, we headed back to the farm’s store where the littler girls enjoyed a cup of steamy hot cocoa:
The older kids enjoyed cocoa too, although they were pretty sure that they were much cooler about it:
Wendel Farms is located near the Indiana/Ohio border in Brookville, Indiana. The corn maze is $7 for adults, $6 for children 12 and under, and free for little ones who are two and under. Plus, if you have a group of 25 or more, be sure to inquire about the group rates available at Wendel Farms.
For the price of general admission, visitors can enjoy a trip through the corn maze, the straw maze, the petting farm, farm land, education center, the vegetable patch, corn bin, trike track, and corn hole. In addition to the corn maze, Wendel Farms also offers campfire packages, school tours, fall decorations, and more.
This is one fall tradition that will definitely be an annual one for our family!
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Wendel Farms. All opinions expressed on Cincinnati Cents are (as always!) mine.