Jill M. Rohrbach

New this year is Huck’s Corn Maze with a five-acre maze cut in the shape of Popeye. Maps are available at the gate, which is good because there are plenty of dead ends and paths that will have people retracing their steps if they don’t choose well.

Huck’s offers numerous other activities. You can build your own scare crow, pick your own pumpkin, jump in bouncy houses, plunge down the 20-foot inflatable slide, or take a hay ride. There is also a water balloon sling shot, bean bag toss, and corn box. “The kids love it,” explains Whit Parker. “We are looking at doing a huge bubble station for the kids also. We will be having live music nights as we book them. Just keep looking at the website for updates.”

On the grounds, you’ll also find a free photo spot with an antique Johnny Popper John Deere tractor and a hay wagon. Parker encourages people to bring their camera and take as many photos as they like.

“Wagon Wheel Country Cafe is doing our food service with hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, funnel cakes, fried Snickers, sodas, basically the works,” adds Parker.

The maze has already open for the season and runs from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Thursday, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. For nighttime maze-going, bring a flashlight or rent one from Huck’s. A special trick-or-treat maze night is Oct. 28.

The cost is $5 per person, children and adults. Ages two and under are free. Group rates are $4 per person for the maze. Email a week in advance for schools and field trips. Costs vary for other activities.

“The best part is you will be supporting our [Lowell] fire and police departments. I am giving fifty percent of my proceeds to help buy equipment for the people who take care of us when we need them most,” adds Parker. 

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