The annual corn maze at Pearce’s Farm Stand in Walworth is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays until Oct. 28. Note that the rendering above only shows a portion of the maze. (Submitted image)

Corn maze, haunted hayrides among area’s offerings

Pearce’s Farm Stand in Walworth is, once again, offering its corn maze for kids of all ages to enjoy this autumn.

Admission to the corn maze is $8 for adults and $6 for kids age 5 to 12. The 12-acre maze is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday until Oct. 28.

The family-owned and operated farm, led by Bob and Mary Pearce, also features pumpkin picking, hay rides, photo opportunities and a store stocked with seasonal produce and other items, such as hand-picked fruits and vegetables from the farm, jams, jellies, and locally harvested honey.

They also have kettle corn and fresh donuts on the weekends.

Pearce’s Farm Stand is at W5740 N. Walworth Road, Walworth. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily until Oct. 31.

For more information, visit www.pearcefarms.com and find the farm on Facebook.

Haunted happenings

Dan Patch Stables in Lake Geneva is offering up spooky fun in October with its annual hayride and a new attraction, the Haunted Hay Barn.

The Haunted Hayride runs from 6 p.m. to midnight Oct. 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31. Tickets are sold the night of, starting at 5:45 p.m. and are on a first come, first serve basis with no reservations taken.

The cost is $15 for adults, $10 for kids age 4 to 10 with kids 3 and younger admitted free with family. Cash only.

The first few rides from about 6 to 6:45 p.m. are “kid friendly.” All of the monsters are still in the woods, however they do not jump on the wagons. All loud noises are removed for these rides as well. The monsters do still wear masks and costumes for these rides. Arrive no later than 6 p.m. to get a spot on the kid friendly ride.

Regular rides begin around 7 p.m., once it is dark. The rides are 20 to 25 minutes in length with two tractor-pulled wagons running all night.

Because of the recent COVID-19 surge the stable is enforcing social distancing restrictions and only allowing 15 to 20 people per wagon. Masks are also highly recommended.

New for 2020 at Dan Patch Stables is the Haunted Hay Barn. Visitors can walk through the haunted barn for $10. Kids age 5 and younger are admitted free of charge with an adult.

Because of COVID-19, they are only allowing 10 people in the barn at a time and face masks are strongly recommended.

A concession stand is available on the property and the stables feature a nightly bonfire.

Dan Patch Stables is still open for trail rides and pony rides daily, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The trail rides are available by reservation only. Children must be 7 or older for a trail ride, they do not allow double riding. The guided trail rides leave on the hour take about 45 minutes to complete.

For the safety of the horses and guest, the weight limit for a trail ride is 275 pounds. Long pants and closed-toed shoes are highly recommended.

Trail rides cost $35 a person.

Pony rides are available to kids age 6 and younger. No reservation is needed. Pony rides cost $8, cash only.

The stable prefers payment via PayPal or Venmo, but will accept cash onsite.

Call 262-215-5303 to make a reservation.

Social distancing is practiced at the stable and visitors are asked to stay 6 feet away from other patrons whenever possible and face masks are encouraged, but not required outside.

Dan Patch Stables is at the front entrance of Grand Geneva Resort and Spa, just off Highway 50, just east of Highway 12, at 7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva.

For more information, visit danpatchstables.com and find them on Facebook.

 
 

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