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Local farms gear up for Halloween

 

October 11, 2017 | View PDF

Christopher Andersson

Foster's Produce and Corn Maze with their pumpkins on Oct. 4.

With October's arrival, corn maze and pumpkin patches are opening for the season, including at least two in Arlington.

Biringer's Black Crow Pumpkins and Corn Maze

Biringer's Black Crow Pumpkins and Corn Maze is open for the season and is located at 2431 State Route 530 NE, Arlington.

There are a variety of pumpkins available at the pumpkin patch.

"People like the selection, that we're pet friendly and the wheelbarrow deal," said owner Gary Biringer.

With the wheelbarrow deal people can pay $60 to take as many pumpkins as they can fit in one of the wheelbarrows available at the site.

The site is also dog and pet friendly, and there is even a doggie costume contest on Oct. 21 at 2 p.m.

The corn maze at the site also provides some family fun for those visiting.

"It's an added attraction for people to do and provides a little more for them to do when they come down here," said Biringer.

This year's theme is Bats and there will be multiple question posts throughout the maze "all about education about bats," said Biringer.

The pumpkin patch and corn maze are open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

More information is available at their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/biringers.black.crow.

Foster's Produce and Corn Maze

Foster's Produce and Corn Maze is also open for the season until Oct. 31 at 5818 State Route 530 NE, Arlington.

The corn maze this year has a Charlotte's Web theme. "We're doing the same one as last year as it was a success," said owner Connie Foster.

Out front there is lots of color, and different varieties of pumpkins for people to purchase.

Visitors can also purchase food to feed to the sheep and goat on the farm.

On Saturdays and Sundays only there is also a variety of activities for kids, including cow train rides and an apple cannon blaster, which is an air cannon that kids can load with apples to attempt to shoot a target.

"If they hit the target they win an ice cream cone," said Foster.

Christopher Andersson

Biringer's Black Crow Pumpkins and Corn Maze with some of the pumpkins they have for sell on display on Oct. 4.

The cannon can shoot up to 150 yards away.

Foster said that many families enjoy returning to the corn maze each year.

"We see families coming back year after year. We're family friendly - no scares, just all fun," she said.

"Everyone comments on how our staff is friendly."

Foster said she enjoys being a part of the seasonal fun.

"I like the fall colors and the pumpkin patch, and that people come out for good times. It's fun seeing them come out to the farm and sharing our farm with them," she said.

"We've been in Arlington our whole life, never left. Been here since the '30s so we're here to stay," she said.

Foster's Produce and Corn Maze is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

More information is available at their website at http://www.fosterscornmaze.com.

 

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