Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze Open October 5 at Museum of Agriculture
TIFTON – Visitors can pick out the perfect pumpkin or navigate their way through a corn maze beginning Oct. 5 when the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College opens its annual pumpkin patch and corn maze venues. Both areas are included in the Museum and Historic Village admission price.
The pumpkin patch and corn maze will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The pumpkin patch will be located at the Country Store near the entrance to the Museum. The corn maze will be in a new location this year behind the Wesley Chapel in the Historic Village.
While adults pick out the perfect pumpkin for a jack-o-lantern, children can choose their own mini-pumpkin or play on the tire swings, seesaws or the ever popular corn box. The pumpkin patch also has perfect photo spots with a straw bale couch decorated with corn stalks, sunflowers, zinnias and pumpkins as well as an old Massey Ferguson tractor surrounded by hay bales, pumpkins and sunflowers to create the perfect fall family pictures.
Besides being a directional skills challenge, the corn maze is also an educational opportunity. In honor of one of Georgia’s largest commodities, the maze is cut in the shape of a peanut this year. Those willing to brave the twists and turns of the maze will encounter kernels of intriguing facts about the Georgia peanut industry and learn about the history of the peanut.
In connection with the corn maze and pumpkin patch, Fall Frolics events are scheduled every Saturday in October. Visitors can view a Civil War encampment on Oct. 5, animals from Chehaw Park on Oct. 12, face painting and children’s games on Oct. 19, and trick-or-treat in the Village on Oct. 26.
Admission to the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village on Tuesday-Friday is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors (age 55 and over), $4 for children 5-16 years of age, and free for children four and under. Saturday admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (age 55 and over), $5 for children 5-16 years of age, and free for children four and under.
For more information on the pumpkin patch or corn maze, interested persons can contact the Museum at (229) 391-5205.