The air is crisp, the sun blankets the earth, apples of gold and crimson hang from the branches…. get ready for
Here at the Farm every Friday – Saturday – Sunday from September 6 through October 30.
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 APPLE~MANIA MAZE is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from September 6 through October 30. 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.)
APPLE-MANIA Maze Ticket Prices
Corn Maze . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11 – Fun zone is free with any maze wristband purchase. Bouncing available before 6 p.m.*
The APPLE~MANIA Maze is an 8-acre scavenger hunt for clue stations. Most participants accept the challenge of finding each information post and gathering clues. 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, Mini Maze and Bouncing*. 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.
Unlimited bouncing (only) . . . . . $6.00 – Open until 6:00 p.m.
*Bouncing fun happens all day until 6 p.m. when the weather cooperates. The Apple Bouncer is safe for kids 5 and under; The 60-foot Bounce House Obstacle Course is for 5 and older. We enforce these guidelines to keep kids safe and happy. Both are awesomely fun!
Barrel Train . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.00 – The Conductor will give rides until 6 p.m. Passengers need to be 80 pounds or less.
For group sign up, check out groups tab, then email email@example.com 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
9/6 OPENING DAY
9/6 MazeCrafting at 11: Decorate a drawstring bag; Cost $5 – sign up on Corn Maze at Lynd Fruit Farm FB 1-7 days in advance
9/6 Storytime at Noon
9/7 MazeCrafting at 11: Decorate a drawstring bag; Cost $5 – sign up on Corn Maze at Lynd Fruit Farm FB 1-7 days in advance
9/8 Campfire Church 10AM
9/8 Farm Animal Petting Zoo 2-4
9/12 ExtraOrdinary Days! – Play Date for friends of all ages with disabilities and their families – $11/free for parents and care givers 3-7PM
9/13 Storytime at Noon
9/13 MazeCrafting at 11: Decorate a drawstring canvas bag; Cost $5 – sign upon FB
9/14 MazeCrafting at 11: Decorate a drawstring canvas bag; Cost $5 – sign up on FB
9/15 Campfire Church 10AM
9/15 Farm Animal Petting Zoo 2-4
9/20 MazeCrafting at 11: Grassheads! (no pre-reg) $3
9/20 Storytime at Noon
9/21 MazeCrafting at 11: Grassheads! (no pre-reg) $3
9/22 Campfire Church 10AM
9/22 NO Farm Animal Petting Zoo today
9/22 Magic Show with Dr. Chico 2-4
9/26 ExtraOrdinary Days! – Play Date for friends of all ages with disabilities and their families – $11/free for parents and care givers 3-7PM
9/27 MazeCrafting at 11: Make an Autumn Garland $3 (no pre-reg)
9/27 Storytime at Noon
9/28 FUN-Tember Fest to benefit Salvation Army 10-4
9/29 Campfire Church 10
9/29 Music in the Afternoon
9/29 Farm Animal Petting Zoo 2-4
O C T O B E R
10/4 MazeCrafting at 11: Marbleized Rock Art $3
10/5 MazeCrafting at 11: Marbleized Rock Art $3
10/5 Bluegrass Live with Gabe and Matt 1-3
10/6 Campfire Church 10
10/8 ExtraOrdinary Days! – Play Date for friends of all ages with disabilities and their families – $11/free for teachers, parents and care givers 11-3; (Wagon Rides begin at 1)
10/11 MazeCrafting at 11: Marbleized Mini Pumpkins $5 Pre-reg on Corn Maze at Lynd Fruit Farm FB 1-7 days prior
10/11 Storytime at Noon
10/12 MazeCrafting at 11: Marbleized Mini Pumpkins $5 Pre-reg on Corn Maze at Lynd Fruit Farm FB 1-7 days prior
10/12 Bluegrass Live with Gabe and Matt 1-3
10/13 Campfire Church 10
10/13 Singer Songwriter Barefoot Jake McCoy 1-3
10/16 Company Day – Bring your large or small office staff in for fall fun and team building from 11-4. Email Cornmaze1@live.com to schedule.
10/16 Youth Group Night – Wednesday evening groups can have crazy amounts of fun in the maze and fellowship around the fire. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule.
10/18 MazeCrafting at 11: Glow Pumpkins; pick up your own special pumpkin at the market and bring it to the maze to decorate.
10/18 Storytime at Noon
10/19 MazeCraftting at 11: Glow Pumpkins; pick your own special pumpkin at the market and bring it to the maze to decorate.
10/20 Campfire Church 10
10/20 Singer Songwriter Barefoot Jake McCoy 1-3
10/22 ExtraOrdinary Days! – Play Date for friends of all ages with disabilities and their families – $11/free for teachers, parents and care givers 11-3; (Wagon Rides begin at 1)
10/25 MazeCrafting at 11
10/25 Storytime at Noon
10/26 Henna at 11
10/27 Campfire Church 10
10/30 Company Day – Bring your large or small office staff in for fall fun and team building from 11-4. Email Cornmaze1@live.com to schedule.
10/30 Youth Group Night – Wednesday evening groups can have crazy amounts of fun in the maze and fellowship around the fire. Email email@example.com to schedule.
Group events and Parties
What better way to spend your birthday than having fun outdoors with your favorite friends? Kids of all ages love our corn mazes and bounce houses. Your little ones will enjoy our barrel train, while tweens and teens like to run through the 60-foot bounce house obstacle course. Photo-ops, walking on stilts, running up the big hill, and eating lots of kettle corn are kid-pleasers too. If your party is for high schoolers, you’ll find they like to do the maze after dark and then chillax around a campfire with s’mores. Check out our party packages and add-ons below.
Corn Maze Birthday Party for young kids:
Includes Mini Corn Maze + Fun Zone + Bounce House (unlimited until dark) + 1 Barrel Train Ride Ticket
- $11 per child (Courtyard Combo)
- $50 for 2 hour campfire
- Only available during daylight hours
Corn Maze Party for big kids through age 129:
- $10 per person for ages 13 and over
- $50 for 2 hour campfire
- Bounce House open until 6p.m.
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 by request
A collection of farm animals (Fuzzy Friends) or ponies (Pony Party) are available for private birthday parties in the green space near the campfires from 1-1:30, or 1:30-2 by reservation. Call Laura Tyler at 614-619-2900 to invite Furry Friends to your child’s party ($75).
Click the Group Reservation button to fill out and submit this simple form for reservations.
GROUP OUTINGS AND CORPORATE CHALLENGE
Rebellions are built on hope, and team spirit is built in corn fields. 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 finding all of the clues hidden in the CORN WARS 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 gather all the etchings and beat a trail out of the maze. (Some even come in costume!)
Participants often split into teams of 4-6. Each group receives a map, and tools to record their clues. When a group nears the exit, they can ring the bell of victory to let everyone know they are Corn Maze Conquers!
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. We can give 100 people per hour a wagon ride, and 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. We will provide one free adult entry for every 5 students as long as they are going into the maze in the capacity of chaperoning.
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, Bounce Houses and more!
Team Building – SURVIVOR GAMES
Additional games that challenge agility and intelligence can add to the fun for groups that want more than the basic Corn Maze Challenge. SURVIVOR GAMES, a wagon ride, apple picking, and campfires can enhance the delightfulness of your fall adventure. Survivor Games are facilitated by our own Maze Staff Leader, and all supplies are provided. Challenge games can be reserved for 30, 60, or 90 minutes (the amount of time needed is affected by the size of the group). The games are done before dark, however the Music Maze is open at night. Fill out a reservation form or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a price on Survivor Games for your group.
To schedule a Group Event, or make an inquiry, complete the Group Reservation Form by clicking on the RED BUTTON!
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. 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.
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 one of our vendors.
Buckeye Concessions offers hamburgers, hotdogs and more. Contact Craig Hart to obtain group pricing and set up catered boxed meals for your group: 440-477-6999.
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.
To plan a Group Challenge or Corporate Family Day, send an email to Cornmaze1@live.com or simply click the reservation button. 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? Arriving too late in the evening. Remember, some of your participants will be running late, you may have to stand in line for a few minutes to get your wristbands, and the maze itself takes a good hour. So be happy and plan plenty of extra time so you can get some hot cider and kettle corn, and enjoy a campfire after your hard working competitors have found all their clues!
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 25? Rent another fire and we can make the ring surround both. By reservation only.
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.
Our family welcomes your family to open air Sunday mornings.
Saddle up around the fire as we hear a fresh word over a hot mug of cocoa or coffee. Mosey in around 10a.m.
Corn Maze Q and A