ANDERSON – Denver Downs Farm’s Giant Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch opens Sept. 25 with this year’s maze celebrating the 75th anniversary of Kentucky Fried Chicken.
The fall family festival will be open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 1. Activities and outdoor fun for all ages includes a giant pumpkin patch, tractor pulled hay rides, a corn cannon, farm football, zip lining, bonfires, live music, bonfire areas and more.
The annual Corn Maze & Giant Pumpkin Patch is held at Denver Downs Farm, a Century Farm on U.S. 76 one mile north of Interstate 85 in Anderson. The Garrison Family has owned and operated the 900-acre farm since 1872.
After finding their way through the 10-acre corn labyrinth, visitors can explore a variety of games and activities that include a cow train, hay barn play, duck races, cornball volley, a giant slide, corn hole and old fashioned horse shoes.
New this year will be “Farm Tug of War” and Giant Tri-Cycles. A new event called “Harvest of Horror” will also be at Denver Downs starting Oct. 1 for an additional charge.
Admission to the Corn Maze & Giant Pumpkin Patch is $14 per person and free for children 24 months and under. Visit Facebook or www.DenverDownsFarm.com for more information.
Hours are 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursdays, 5 p.m. to midnight Fridays, 10 a.m. to midnight Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays. The ticket booth stops selling tickets one hour prior to closing.
From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, Flashlight Maze will be held. Pig races will be held at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturdays and at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sundays.
Special Event Calendar
5 p.m.: Maze opens
6 p.m.: Bonfires and live music with HoboRex
Military Appreciation and Hometown Heroes Weekend – military and first responders are admitted free with ID.
3 p.m.: Spencer Rush
6 p.m.: Bonfires and live music with Timothy Riehm
Sept. 27 — Hometown Heroes Weekend
3 p.m.: Live music with Love & Ransom