Local corn mazes and pumpkin patches have opened for the Halloween season in Arlington for families and other community members.
This includes Biringer’s Black Crow Pumpkins and Corn Maze, and Foster’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, both located along SR-530.
Biringer’s Black Crow Pumpkins and Corn Maze is located at 2431 WA-530, Arlington.
They are open through Halloween from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.
Families are invited to take part in their corn maze and grab a pumpkin in their U-pick pumpkin patch.
The pumpkin patch also offers as many pumpkins as you can fit in a wheelbarrow for $65.
“Most guys initially say no, but then you can see them thinking ‘I wonder how many I can get in that wheelbarrow,’” said Steve Edwards, who has helped run the pumpkin patch for many years.
The corn maze is open to families and has a honeybee theme this year.
“There are posts in there with information about honeybees and people can take a little quiz and punch the answers,” said Edwards.
He said most people enjoy the relaxing environment at Biringer’s Black Crow.
“It doesn’t have the circus atmosphere. We’re low key and more geared for families with small children so they can come out here,” he said.
They’re also known for being pet friendly and will have a costume contest for dogs on Oct. 20.
Fresh foods like cookies and honey are also available.
Foster’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch is also open through Halloween.
They are at 5818 WA-530, Arlington and open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
This year’s corn maze has a Wizard of Oz theme.
“You’re following the Yellow Brick Road, and once you’re out there you find the characters and unscramble them to figure out the final phrase,” said Connie Foster, co-owner of the local farm.
Families can go to Foster’s pumpkin patch to find the pumpkin they want. “We have pinks, yellows, greens, lots of different colors of pumpkin,” said Foster.
Many locals enjoy getting out to one of the local farms, said Foster.
“People are happy and they are ready to get out. There are a lot of people that don’t have a farm to go out to,” she said.
“I think people like the hometown feel. We see the same families, the little kids and the grandma and grandpas,” she said.
There is also a produce shop and some animals available for viewing as part of the farm.
On the weekends the farm also has an apple cannon blaster that kids can shoot targets with and a cow train running for families.
Foster wanted to thank those who come out to the farm each year.
“I just think they come out to support us. They want us to be here and we are thankful for that,” she said.