I love Halloween. This sweet trick of a holiday combines three of my favorite things; costumes, the outdoors and treats. Halloween is the one night a year that you are encouraged to run around outside, dress up ridiculously, and then perfect stranger will reward you for this behavior in candy. I mean seriously, it’s almost too easy. As I prepped my costume for this year’s hallows eve I had a wonderful revelation. I had not been to a corn maze in far too long. If you have been to a real corn maze and pumpkin patch you definitely remember your first trip; it was silly and amazing. So the hunt began to find the best one around, and I found it.
Just outside of Longmont, Colorado is Anderson Farms. They are the longest running corn maze and Pumpkin Patch in Colorado. They are open to the public from September 25 thru November 2nd. Anderson Farms is the real deal, and has every quaint detail you could imagine.
Arriving at Anderson Farms can be tricky. The majority of Google maps applications, as well as car GPS and navigation systems cannot find the location. You will most likely get lost, so take these directions instead.
From Denver you want to go north on I-25. Take exit 235 onto Highway 52, approximately 12 miles north of 120th Avenue. Next, turn west onto Highway 52 and go approximately 2 1/2 miles. Turn north on County Road (CR) 3 ¼ and follow this road for ¾ of a mile, and you are there.
If you are coming from another location, check out the Anderson Farms website at andersonfarms.com. They have mapped out every major way towards the farm and they have also created a pdf version of their map to assist you.
Anderson Farms has various activities for all ages to enjoy; but this giant kid was a one a mission to scare myself silly with Terror in the Corn. Terror in the Corn is one of the two major night attractions at the farm. While you can go into the giant corn maze day or night, the Terror in the Corn experience takes it one step further. Start the adventure with a rickety ride on an old tractor bed, out to what feels like the middle of nowhere. Then you are dropped off to walk your way thru a mix of corn maze and various staged ghost town scenes where you will be greeted by the locals. The interaction with the actors was amazing and truly terrifying walking thru the black while clinging to friends. It was scary and delightful all at the same time.
To finish off the night, try your luck at the corn maze. If you are going thru the corn maze at dusk or night bring a flashlight. Cell phones and moon light are not enough to see what’s in front of you. The Anderson Farms corn maze spans across 30 acres with over nine miles of trails. The maze is hacked into four parts so you can tackle as many sections as you can handle.
If the corn maze is too tame for your adventure seeking spirit, sign up for the Zombie Paintball Hunt. You and your team are loaded onto a flat bed truck loaded with paint ball guns. Then fend off the impending zombies as you cruise into the darkness. This is your chance to channel your inner walking dead nightmare. You may even find the Great pumpkin.
- 40 Miles North of Denver
- Terror in the Corn – $20 recommended ages 7 and up
- Zombie Paintball Hunt: $20 all ages
- Terror/Zombie Combo Ticket: $35 all ages
Fall Festival Prices?
- Children 3 & Under: FREE
- Children 4-12 years: $10
- Adults 13-59 years: $12
- Seniors 60+ years: $10
- Fall Festival: Open 7 days a week, times vary
- Terror in the Corn & Zombie Paintball Hunt: Thursday-Sunday after 7 p.m.
- If you purchase a ticket to Terror in Corn it includes your entrance into the Fall Festival
- Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Hay Rides, Campfire sites, Zombie Paintball, Photo-Op, Getting Lost
- Group Rates & Pricing, Field trips, Online Ticket purchase, Farm animals, Screaming