Your family’s tradition, your friends filled with joy, it’s fall at Lynd Fruit Farm! Introducing our first-ever
Slipping through the portals of time, the ancient reptiles can be heard scurrying through the rustling leave of corn. Join us every Friday – Saturday – Sunday, September 6 through November 1. (Other dates by appointment for groups of 30 or more.)
OUR LOCATION: 9851 Morse Road SW, Pataskala, Ohio, just a half mile west of the Farm Market.
DATES OF OPERATION: The JURASSIC MAZE is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from September through November 1. Private reservations for groups of 30 or more are also available on other days.
HOURS: Open every Friday and Saturday, 10am-10pm, and Sunday 10:00-6. (Last ticket sold one hour before close.)
SAFETY: We are spending the off-season getting everything just right for the safety of everyone. While no one can eliminate all possibility of getting sick, we have worked very hard to implement practices that will bring more visual and auditory experiences and lessen tactile ones. The first big change is online, timed ticketing. See more details under FarmSafe Initiatives.
JURASSIC Maze Ticket Prices
Corn Maze . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11 – Fun zone is free with any maze wristband purchase. Bouncing available before 6 p.m.*
The JURASSIC Maze is an 8-acre scavenger hunt for clue stations. Most participants accept the challenge of finding each information post and gathering clues. This year, you’ll be asked to do a challenge rather than collect a sketch when you find a clue station. For a lighter touch, you can walk the “Survivor Trail” that is marked with a red line that goes from entrance to exit (you won’t find the clues, but you won’t get lost). Happy mazing!
Kids’ Courtyard Combo . . . . . . . .$11 – Perfect for young ones – includes Barrel Train, Fun Zone and Mini Maze. No charge for attending guardian(s).
Wagon ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3 – Ride through the beautiful orchard and pick an apple. Ages 3 and under free. Last ride leaves at 5:30.
Barrel Train . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.00 – The Conductor gives rides until 6 p.m. Passengers need to be 80 pounds or less.
For group sign up, check out groups tab, then email firstname.lastname@example.org with your date and desired activities, or click the Group Reservation button. If your group is larger than 25 people and/or if you would like a campfire, you will need a reservation.
Events at The Maze
9/4 OPENING DAY
9/4 Storytime at Noon
9/6 Farm Animal Petting Zoo 2-4
9/10 ExtraOrdinary Days! – Play Date for friends of all ages with disabilities and their families – $11/free for parents and care givers from 3-7PM, Last wagon ride leaves at 5:30.
9/11 Storytime at Noon
9/13 Farm Animal Petting Zoo 2-4
9/18 Storytime at Noon
9/20 NO Farm Animal Petting Zoo today
9/24 ExtraOrdinary Days! – Play Date for friends of all ages with disabilities and their families – $11/free for parents and care givers from 3-7PM. Last wagon ride at 5:30.
9/25 Storytime at Noon
9/27 Farm Animal Petting Zoo 2-4
O C T O B E R
10/2 Storytime at Noon
10/4 Farm Animal Petting Zoo 2-4
10/8 ExtraOrdinary Days! – Play Date for friends of all ages with disabilities and their families – $11/free for teachers, parents and care givers 10-2. Price includes wagon ride on Extraordinary Days only.
10/9 Storytime at Noon
10/11 Farm Animal Petting Zoo 2-4
10/16 Storytime at Noon
10/18 Farm Animal Petting Zoo
10/22 ExtraOrdinary Days! – Play Date for friends of all ages with disabilities and their families – $11/free for teachers, parents and care givers 10-2; (Wagon Rides included on Extraordinary Days only.)
10/23 Storytime at Noon
10/25 Farm Animal Petting Zoo from 2 – 4.
10/28 Youth Group Night from 6-9:30. Wednesday evening groups have crazy amounts of fun in the maze and around the fire. Purchase advance tickets online.
10/30 Storytime at noon.
11/1 Last Maze Day! Open until 6.
11/1 Farm Animal Petting Zoo from 2-4.
Group events and Parties
What better way to spend your birthday than having fun outdoors with your favorite friends? Kids of all ages enjoy an adventure in the great outdoors. Your little ones will enjoy our barrel train, while tweens and teens like to conquer the corn maze as the sun goes down. Photo-ops, walking on stilts, running up the big hill, and eating kettle corn and s’mores are kid-pleasers too.
For a Corn Maze Birthday Party for young kids, consider purchasing the following:
Accompanying adults do not need a ticket unless a wagon ride is part of the event.
- 1 Courtyard Combo ticket per child (best between 10 and 6)
- A 2-hour campfire (We can put apple crates in clusters spaced apart.)
- Only available during daylight hours
- Wagon ride tickets optional
For a Corn Maze Party for big kids through age 129:
- Corn Maze Tickets (allow a good hour)
- Schedule a campfire for a 2-hour (or more) time slot
- Wagon rides optional – last ride goes out at 5:30
Optional add ons:
- S’more Kit – feeds about 20 people and includes everything you need for s’mores – $17
- Apple/Pumpkin Picking – see picking schedule under main web site
- Wagon Ride – $3 per person and you get to pick a yummy (ages 3 and under free);
- Cooperative Plank Board Race – $25;
- Party Host to assist you (they’re a big help!) – $50/hour
- Souvenir Rock Painting – Rocks, paint pens and ideas provided – $40
- Stick Ponies and burlap sacks – free use by request
- Table or bulk bin – $10/party
- Tablecloth – $3
Our friendly farm animals are available for private birthday parties in the green space near the campfires from by reservation. Call Laura Tyler at 614-619-2900 to invite Furry Friends to your child’s party ($100).
GROUP OUTINGS AND CORPORATE CHALLENGE
Seeking a challenging fun way for your group to spend time together? A team-building outing? Your group can become become corn maze conquerors by completing all the challenges hidden throughout the JURASSIC MAZE. Some groups come for a casual outing with a wagon ride, campfire and a sunny stroll through the maze. Other groups challenge each other to a race to see who will be the first team to hit all the landmarks within and beat the other teams out. (Some even come in costume!)
Timed ticketing, miles of path, dinosaur masks and lots of UV lights your way safely through the JURASSIC MAZE.
GROUP DISCOUNT –Groups of 20 or more receive $1 off the normal Corn Maze wristband price, making it $10 per person. A discount has already been applied to the Courtyard Combo package for young kids, and the price is $11. The wagon ride is $3 per ticket (age 3 and under free) or $125 per hour. On the wagon ride, each passenger gets to pick a juicy apple. Approximately 20 people can sit around a campfire ring, priced at $50 for 2 hours. A s’more kit – $17 – feeds about 20 and includes everything you need.
STUDENT GROUPS – Children and students who are normally very well behaved can sometimes become a extra excited when they go to Lynd’s Corn Maze with their friends. We ask that an adult chaperone walk through the maze with each group to help ensure that rules are followed, and to promote the safety and overall joy of all in attendance. Please read the rules below to your young ‘uns.
CORPORATE FAMILY OUTINGS – If a corporate group is enjoying an outing with family members included, we have a complete offering of kids’ activities including the Barrel Train, Mini Maze and more!
For additional questions about planning your Group Event – Email CornMaze1@live.com or call Amy, Director of Laughs & Smiles at 740-404-9967. Inquiries are answered Monday – Thursday.
Tips for group leaders:
Wearing the right attire is important. Good walking shoes appropriate for dewy dirt paths are a must. Students sometimes forget to wear warm clothing, so a reminder can be helpful. If your budget is tight, you may want to bring bottled water as we do not have a water fountain or water supply on site. Beverages are available for purchase.
Over the years group organizers have creatively amped up the fun by equipping teams to make their own team t-shirts prior to Maze Day, bringing colored bandanas for each team to wear, bringing beads and prizes for members of the top team, or giving Lynd Farm Market gift cards to employees so they can take home juicy apples and delicious treats to share with their families.
Food – Delicious food is available on site (think hot cider, hamburgers, fries and kettle corn) or you are welcome to bring your own (no alcohol). Corporate groups can have a meal prepared especially for their group by contacting Buckeye Concessions.
Buckeye Concessions offers hamburgers, hot dogs and more. Contact Craig Hart to obtain group pricing and set up catered boxed meals for your group: 440-477-6999.
Need to plan a group event for a Monday – Thursday? Send an email to Cornmaze1@live.com or call 740-404-9967. Be sure to include: desired date, back up rain date, number of people 13 through adult, number of children age 4-12 (an estimate is fine), and the activities you would like to do. Email inquiries are answered Monday through Thursday.
Important – Please provide these rules to your participants prior to your visit to ensure a great experience.
Rules of the Maze:
- No running in the maze – otherwise storm troopers may hear you.
- No foul language – never give in to your anger.
- Do not pick the corn or pick up an ear on the ground. Do not throw corn. We save it for the banthas.
- Stay on the path roped with twine. Do not go under the rope or cut through the corn.
Questions? Contact Amy at email@example.com.
The biggest Ooops made by groups? Not allowing enough wiggle room in your schedule. With timed ticketing we are working to have plenty of green space with no large gatherings at any one time. Your timeliness helps, so thank you in advance! The address of the Maze is 9851 Morse Road, a different address than the Farm Market driveway. Passing out this address ahead of time will avoid corn-fusion and help people to arrive in enough time to get some hot cider and kettle corn!
CAMPFIRES & S’MORE KITS
Friends and family gather around a blazing campfire on a sunset autumn evening. Apple crates provided for seating up to 20 people. More than 20? Rent another fire and we can make the ring surround both. By reservation only. Note: We have MORE greenspace around fires and FEWER fire rings available to rent.
Every hour after….$5
S’mores kits are very reasonably priced and include everything you need – marshmallows, chocolate, graham crackers, and roasting sticks for $17. Reserve ahead, feeds 20+ people.
F A R M S A F E I N I T I A T I V E S
Communications about disease prevention can sound like a broken record, but we want you to know that we take it seriously, very seriously. While no public facility can prevent all potential disease, our FarmSafe initiatives are designed to keep things clean, spaced and safe so you, your family and friends can have an exceptional day. You will see some changes. We’ll have sanitizing wipes available in the Fun Zone; bounce houses are replaced with some exciting new activities; our Barrel Train will be sanitized frequently. Camp fires are farther apart. Virtually all tickets will be sold online in limited quantities.
Corn Maze Q and A
How do I go through a corn maze?
The Jurassic Maze is uniquely designed with color coded paths which coordinate with the maze map given to you. Hidden within the maze are fascinating & fun dino-signs. See if you can find them all!
How long will it take to go through THE Maze?
Anyone can enjoy the corn maze for a long or a short time. Some guests like to find every dino-sign and may stay in the maze an hour or more. Others may enjoy a fall stroll and come out in 30 minutes. For those who do NOT want to get lost, there is a Red Line Path you may follow from the entrance to the exit.
What if I get lost?
Getting lost for a few minutes is likely, but we have a few safeguards to prevent you from getting really lost. First, the map is really accurate, and helpful in navigating your way from section to section in order to find all of the etching plates and get from entrance to exit. Also, the Red Line Path is for guests who simply do not wish to get lost. On the Red Line, you will not find all of the dino-signs, but you will get to walk through the maze without worry. Our Corn Maze Crew is constantly roaming the maze, ready to assist as well.
is the maze just for kids?
No. By day, maze guests are typically families, grandmas, grandpas, parents and kids. In the evening our guests are often older teens and adults. The Jurassic Maze is great for people who are ready for a challenge and can walk for a while. The Mini Maze is best for young kids.
Can I bring my dog to the maze?
What attractions close at dusk?
Our wagon ride and barrel train cannot safely run after dark. We can keep them open until about 6 p.m.