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Come and discover the ultimate fall adventure ~

The secrets of ohio

corn maze

Join us every Friday – Saturday – Sunday,

September 8 -October 27

Wristbands can be purchased on-site or in advance via our online ticketing portal below.

Campfires must be reserved ahead of time – push the red button!

Loads of information for you on this page! If you cannot find the answer to your question,

call 740-404-9967 Tuesday-Thurs, or text your question Fri-Sun.

OUR LOCATION:  9851 Morse Road SW, Pataskala, Ohio, just a half mile west of Lynd Farm Market. Look for the 2-story tower! If you simply put “LYND FRUIT FARM” into your GPS, it will NOT take you to our driveway, so please use the address above.

DATES OF OPERATION: The Maze is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from September 6 through October 27. Private reservations for groups of 40 or more are available on some Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

HOURS: Open every Friday and Saturday, 10am-10pm, and Sunday 10am-7pm. (Last ticket sold one hour before close.)

Dogs: Well-behaved dogs are welcome at the Corn Maze, Campfire Area and Maze Courtyard. 

 

Corn maze Ticket Prices

 

(Maze Entry . . .. . . . . . . $12 for all ages (*). This includes The SECRETS OF OHIO Corn Maze – an 8-acre treasure hunt with sleuthing challenges along the way. The 1-Acre Maze is just right for a short jaunt through the cornfield. Age-appropriate Bounce Houses are open until 6, and outstanding games and activities for all ages can be found throughout the courtyard. Kids 80 pounds and under (except babies) get a Barrel Train Ticket. (*Under 18 months is free with paid guardian in the Mini Maze, Playground, and Wagon. Seniors, Military, First Responders …………………..$10 with ID.)

Wagon ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4 – Ride through the beautiful orchard (weather permitting) and pick an apple. Ages 3 and under free. Last ride leaves at 5:30.

 

Groups and Parties

 

BIRTHDAY PARTIES 

We specialize in hosting fabulous, fun days in the sun! Kids of all ages can 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. Riding through the beautiful orchard on the wagon, eating kettle corn, and taking hilarious photos with maze props make memories that will last. Adult parties usually end with s’mores at twilight around the camp fire after a maze challenge.

Remember that with kids’ birthday parties, all accompanying adults will need a maze wristband to walk around the fall festival area. For your convenience: You may not know how many people will show up – in this instance, rent your campfire (and s’more kit if desired) online (reservation is required for this). Do not get your wristbands ahead of time, rather, email Amy (cornmaze1@live.com) with your best estimate of how many guests are age 2-8, how many are 9 through adult, and how many are seniors. That way our staff can prepare a sealed bag of wristbands for you to pick up from the ticket shack upon arrival. At party time you will pass out wristbands and have fun with your guests (save the ones you don’t use!). At the end of the party, pop in to the ticket shack to return unused wristbands and only pay for the ones you used. This is an Honor System that keeps things simple for everyone.

For a Corn Maze Birthday Party for young kids, consider purchasing the following:

  • 1 wristband for each child and adult: Mini-Maze (until 10pm), Barrel Train (until 6pm), Bouncing (until 6pm), Fun Zone Playground (with zipline) (until 10) and Courtyard Games (until 10)
  • A 3-hour private camp fire – reservation required – click the red button (apple crate seating; bring camping chairs if preferred); s’more kits for pre-purchase 
  • Wagon ride tickets optional (last wagon goes out at 5:30pm)
  • Young kids benefit most from having their parties in the daylight hours, 10am – 6pm. 

For a Corn Maze Party for big kids through age 129:

  • Corn Maze Wristband (open until 10pm; allow an hour+ to go through) (you can get tickets on site if preferred); Bounce House (open until 6pm), Courtyard Games and Photo Ops
  • Schedule a campfire for a 3-hour time slot (reservation required) (apple crate seating; bring camping chairs if preferred)
  • 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 – $22
  • Apple/Pumpkin Picking – see picking schedule under main web site
  • Wagon Ride – $4 per person; the wagon takes you through the orchard to pick a delicious apple (ages 3 and under free);
  • Custom party assistant – a terrific helper helps everything go smoothly, brings extra games at your site, helps with set up/tear down – $100
  • Tablecloth – $4

Questions? Email, call or text Amy, Director of Laughs & Smiles at cornmaze1@live.com / 740-404-9967.

 

CORPORATE OUTINGS

Every organization has its own personality. Some want a low-key stroll and some sunshine while others bring a competitive team-building goal to their outing. The fall festival atmosphere at Lynd Fruit Farm can spice up the happiness factor for any group. The Corn Maze challenges participants to find specific items within the maze. It also has a “cheater line,” which we call the Survivor Trail, to help folks that want to walk through without getting lost. Most organizations round out the corn maze experience with a wagon ride to pick an apple, campfire(s), food, and fall games. (Some folks even come in costume!) 

GROUP DISCOUNT – On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, groups of 20 or more receive $1 off the normal Corn Maze wristband price, making it $11 per person. For private weekday reservations, a minimum of 40 maze event wristbands at regular price are required (occasionally we can piggyback a smaller group on the reservation of a large group.) Children under age 2 get in free. The wagon ride is $4 per ticket (age 3 and under free). On the wagon ride, each passenger gets to pick a juicy apple. Private wagon rental pricing: $300/hr Monday – Thursday (special pricing for non-profits – email for info); $220/hr Fri-Sat-Sun for groups with a maximum size of 99 people; $250/hr Fri-Sat-Sun for groups of 100 people or more.

Approximately 20 people can sit around a campfire ring (seated in clusters), priced at $65 for 2 hours. A s’more kit – $22 – feeds about 20 and includes marshmallows, chocolate, graham crackers and cooking sticks.

STUDENT GROUPS – Children and students who are normally very well-behaved can sometimes become extra excited when they go to Lynd Corn Maze with their friends. An adult chaperone must walk through the maze with each group (about 4-6 students) under the age of 16, to help ensure that rules are followed, and to promote the safety and overall joy of all in attendance. One chaperon wristband is provided free for every five students. 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 Tuesday – Thursday.

Tips for group leaders:

Make the address easily accessible for everyone. The address of the Maze is 9851 Morse Road SW, Pataskala, a different address than the Farm Market driveway. Sharing the Maze address ahead of time will avoid corn-fusion and help people to arrive in enough time to get some hot cider and kettle corn!

Wearing the right attire is important. Good walking shoes appropriate for dewy dirt paths are a must. The orchard can be very breezy at times, so bring layers to stay nice and warm. If your budget is tight, you may want to bring bottled water as there is NO water fountain 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 bandannas for each team to wear, mardi gras necklaces and prizes for members of the winning 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. Team also LOVE to shoot apple cannons, so check out the cannon offerings at this link: https://lyndfruitfarm.com/apple-cannon/ for another great add-on!

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 catered outdoor buffet meals prepared especially for their group by contacting Vanessa at Buckeye Concessions at Vanessa@BuckeyeChocolate.com or 440-273-8180. Buckeye Concessions offers hot cider, kettle corn, hamburgers, grilled chicken, vegan options, fries, hot dogs and more. 

Need to plan a group event for 40 or more people on 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, and number of children age 4-12 (if the event is family-style). 

Important – Please provide these rules to your participants prior to your visit to ensure a great experience:

MAZE RULES:

  • No running in the maze.
  • No foul language, unless you’re discussing the birds flying overhead.
  • Do not pick the corn or pick up an ear on the ground. Do not throw corn. We harvest it for cows.
  • Stay on the path roped with twine. Do not go under the rope or cut through the corn.

Questions? Contact Amy at cornmaze1@live.com.

The biggest Ooops made by groups? Not allowing enough wiggle room in your schedule. People tend to arrive late, so extra time allows plenty of time for fun!

CAMPFIRES

CAMPFIRES & SMORE 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. 

Two hours……….$65

Every hour after….$20

S’mores kits are very reasonably priced and include everything you need – marshmallows, chocolate, graham crackers, and roasting sticks for $22. Reserve ahead, feeds 20+ people.

C O R N   M A Z E   E V E N T S

LIVE MUSIC, PETTING ZOO, AND MORE!

S E P T E M B E R

Sept 7 – Kim on DulcimeR

Sept 8 – Chaz & Nikki 1-3; Mystic Manes Petting Zoo 2-4

Sept 12 – Extraordinary Day (Sensitivity Event) 4-7

Sept 14 – The Living Scarecrow (Statue Guy); Music by Heartsong 1-3

Sept 15 – 

Sept 21 – Melodious Dulcimer Melodies by Kim 1 – 3

Sept 22 – Mystic Manes Petting Zoo 2-4

September 26 – Extraordinary Day (Sensitivity Event – classroom friendly) 9:30 – 1:30

Sept 28 – Music by Karrie & Rich

Sept 29 – Music by Whiskey Business 1 – 3; Mystic Manes Petting Zoo 2-4

O C T O B E R

October 5 – Music by Heartsong 1 – 3

October 6 – The Lewis Pride Band 1-3; Mystic Manes Petting Zoo 2-4

October 12  – Granville “Steel Home” Steel Drum Band  1-3

Oct 13 –  Whiskey Business 1 – 3; Mystic Manes Petting Zoo 2-4

Oct 19 – The Living Statue 1-3; Karrie & Rich 1-3

Oct 20 – Mystic Manes Petting Zoo 2-4

Oct 24 EXTRAORDINARY (sensitivity) DAY (classroom friendly) 9:30-1:30; groups of more than 10 by reservation 

Oct 26 –

Oct 27 – Mystic Manes Petting Zoo 2-4

 

 

Corn Maze Q and A

 

How do I go through a corn maze?

The TOGA MAZE is uniquely designed with color coded paths which coordinate with the maze map given to you. Hidden within the maze are fascinating & fun ancient Greek placards . 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 placard 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 Survivor 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 challenge boards and get from entrance to exit. Also, the Survivor Line Path is for guests who simply do not wish to get lost. On the Survivor Line, you will not find all of the placards, 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 groups of friends, families, grandmas, grandpas, parents and kids. In the evening our guests are often older teens through adults. The Big 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?

No place happier in the world than a farm with a dog. Your well-behaved pooch is welcome, providing that you bring clean up supplies. Most farms have eliminated the opportunity to bring a furry friend. If we all are careful to have good canine manners, we will continue to be the corn maze that says “yes!” Animals are not allowed in the farm market.

What attractions close at dusk?

Our wagon ride, bounce houses, and barrel train cannot safely run after dark. We can keep them open until about 6 p.m.

What is the size limit on the Barrel Train?
Kids 80 pounds and less can ride the barrel train.