If you’re looking for an adventure this fall, come visit the “World’s Largest Corn Maze” at Richardson Adventure Farm, in Spring Grove.
Richardson Adventure Farm is owned and operated by brothers George and Robert, George’s son Ryan and their wives. Together, they’re the fifth and sixth generations of Richardsons on this farm. For years now, their farm has been on everyone’s list of fall favorites because of their intricately designed corn maze that “draws” a spectacular picture in the corn field.
This year’s maze design celebrates the Adventure Farm’s 20th Anniversary. Spread across 28 acres, the maze is split into four sections featuring the four seasons of farming: Cut-Your-Own Christmas Trees, Tulip Festival, Sunflower Festival and the Adventure Farm. For families who don’t want to spend much time in the maze, one section takes just 15 minutes. Or, you can solve the entire maze and receive a certificate.
Maze games, pig races, a petting zoo, train and carousel rides, a giant slide – these are just a few of the 30 activities that come with the price of admission. For an extra fee, ride the 700-foot zip line, “Zorb” downhill inside a giant ball, or stroll through the pumpkin patch to find your perfect pumpkin.
The farm offers a variety of refreshments, including freshly made donuts and kettle corn. There are several options for food, including a variety of food trucks and plenty of outdoor or roof-covered picnic tables. And, there are real toilets.
A beer garden by the pig races hosts live music on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Be sure to also check out the wine tasting bar at the Gift Shop.
It’s not unusual for families to spend the whole day at Richardson’s. Private picnic and campfire sites can be reserved.
“We have the activities, the fun, and the wide-open spaces to make your day a-MAZE-ing,” says George Richardson.
Richardson Adventure Farm is located at 909 English Prairie Road, in Spring Grove. This year, the farm is open Thursdays through Sundays (and Columbus Day) from Sept. 11-Nov. 7. For a full list of hours and activities, visit RichardsonFarm.com. ❚