If you’re looking to add some challenge to picking out your Halloween pumpkin this year, consider visiting a corn maze in your area.
Many of these amazing corn mazes are being built next door to pumpkin patches to make it easy for you and your family to enjoy two fun Halloween activities in the same visit. Here in California we’re fortunate to have agriculture located all around us, so Corn Mazes are a familiar sight this time of year. It's fairly easy to do your own online research to help you locate a corn maze in your area, because they’re located all across the country.
If you’ve never visited a corn maze, you’re in for a treat. Farmers need to be highly skilled in order to build a successful maze with carefully designed trails that will challenge you to find your way out. Over the years, many farmers have upped the ante by creating gigantic corn mazes that can include miles and miles of trails hidden inside them.
In 2007 the Guiness Book of World Records awarded Cool Patch Pumpkins in Dixon, California, the distinction of being the largest recorded corn maze. Back in 2007 when they were first given this award, they had a whopping 45 acres. This year they’ve apparently added another 8 acres to make a total of 53 acres of challenging fun.
This amazing maze was the dream of two brothers, Matt & Mark Cooley. They first designed and built this maze with their eyes on obtaining this prize and distinction from the Guinness Book of World Records. With a lot of hard work and determination, they were finally able to turn their dream into reality when Guinness named them the winner. Be aware that a maze of this size is no joke, so anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult to enter a maze of this size and complexity. These brothers also have their very own pumpkin patch that has about every kind of pumpkin known to man, so everyone’s sure to find what they’re looking for.
There are many much smaller corn mazes located all across the country that are much less challenging than this one and better suited for smaller children, so have fun and don’t be daunted at the prospect of needing to tackle 53 acres of hidden trails on your first visit to a corn maze.