Opening today (Sept. 16), the Ozark Corn Maze is 10,000 feet of foot path containing loops, dead ends, and multiple choice intersections within 5.5 acres of corn stalks. Although it is again a Razorback theme, the design has changed significantly from last year. Kate Wallis says the maze is more difficult, but does still have an early exit option. Maps are provided for those that want them. After dark, flashlights will be provided.
Other attractions at the maze include a cow train, corn cannons, a pumpkin patch, and concessions. The Cow Train was built by hand and is pulled by a 1939 Ford Tractor. Named “Buckin’ Betsy,” it consists of about 12 individual cars that look like cows and move up and down as they are pulled around the farm. Using compressed air, the Corn Cannon can shoot corn cobs 300 feet into the air. You can aim at two large wooden panels with painted circular targets set at different distances in a field.
A petting zoo contains goats and lambs. New this year is an approximately 30-foot climbing tower for the goats.
Wallis says there is no age limit restriction for going through the haunted maze. “We would leave that to the parent’s common sense and judgment,” she says. However, Wallis suggests it is appropriate for ages 8 and up. “It involves the element of surprise versus blood and gore,” she explains.