Thursday, October 29, 2015

Guthrie Corn Maze in Riceville, Tennessee

Fall in Tennessee means three things. It's time for football, corn mazes and fall colors. Hubby and I headed out to Guthrie Farms Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Riceville, Tennessee  to experience the maze and fall colors.

Bins of pumpkins

The farm is surrounded by blazing reds and yellow gold autumn trees. Hay rides, an obstacle course made from tires, the ever popular pumpkin patch and rubber duck races can keep you busy all afternoon. You don't even have to leave if you get hungry. The concession stand has funnel cakes, hot dogs, hamburgers and nachos with cheese. Did I mention that they have funnel cakes?

A $10 admission to Guthrie Farms Corn Maze gets you everything except concessions, pumpkins and souvenirs from the gift shop. You can roam the grounds, get lost in the maze and enjoy music to your heart's content. Don't forget to make time for the petting zoo. They have the sweetest little pigs to pet and the donkeys are as soft as clouds.
Admission fee collection building
Let's talk pumpkins. They cost .40 per pound. Sizes ranged from a little bigger than a grapefruit to about 16" across - or more!  Try buying some one of those at your grocery store! I noticed a few people wheeling theirs out in wheel barrows.

Guthrie Farms has a number of special events scheduled throughout the month of October. The calendar and admission schedule is online. They also have special rates for school groups and a huge parking lot to accommodate the buses and other vehicles.

 I love it when businesses give back like Guthrie Farms Corn Maze does. You can get into the corn maze for free by bringing in a child's coat. These will be donated to the school so they can be given to kids who need one. It's a cool way to keep kids warm.

Check out this cool video.

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