haunted corn maze.... need ideas

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  1. purplebaby

    purplebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is a fundraiser for a foundation in honor of my 3 yr old nephew who passed away this year. kinda last minute but.... i'll take what i can get! we did a day dedicated to him there and it was very successful. i drew/designed the corn maze, all 7 acres of it-- my very first (i will try to post pic).

    we had the idea for a haunted corn maze but i am not one for haunted houses or trails etc. so i have no idea of what to do. any ideas???

    thanks in advance
    mb

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  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    SOunds like fun - you might need to include a horse drawn cart for that size maze!

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  3. purplebaby

    purplebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they have been doing it weekends daytime and weekend nights as a flashlight maze... they have all the other cool stuff too like hay rides, pumpkin slingshots, a corn gun etc. people seem to like it.
    halloween would just be cool i think.
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Are there any theaters in your neck of the woods? If so, call them and ask for a temp donation of caskets, cauldrons, brooms, witches costumes, etc. Then use dry ice in the cauldron and in small pots along the route. You will need someone to go along and add water as needed to the dry ice.
     
  5. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    You need some folks to go green like the aliens in the movie "Signs"....THAT would be freaky seeing one of those gliding along beside the trail!
     
  6. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

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    Is that a name on the far left side of the maze? I could be wrong, but it looks like 'Dole' in cursive....I still don't get how to cut those mazes!
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Do you save the corn that you cut for the maze?

    It would make some good silage.
     
  8. purplebaby

    purplebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:oh my daughter is loving it!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. purplebaby

    purplebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yes it has my nephews name "Dale" and a mickey like farmer on a john deere as well as the "fink's farm" name. dont ask me how they cut it. my brother's friend and he did the cutting. his friend's mom owns the farm.

    and yes all of the corn and other stuff gets used as it is a working farm the rest of the year. on long island, and it is about a mile or so from me!
     
  10. Mom 2em All

    Mom 2em All Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
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    My kids and I just did a night time corn maze here in Michigan..and I would like to give my opinion on what they should have had available. Perhaps others can find some useful information in my plight.

    It was terrible! Our fun ended about twenty minutes into being completely lost in the corn. There were no flash lights, there were no lights at all, no port-a-potties in there, no 'stationed' workers to help the hopelessly lost, and the corn field was way too large. We were in there for over an hour, and there were way too many different choices of 'go right' go left' go straight' for us to keep track of what moves we had made. It was so dark, we were using our cellphones to light our way. There were no signs or markers or even halloween decorations to tell if we had come that way already. Corn all looks the same. The maze was huge. We passed a mom with her daughter that was crying- they were terribly lost also.
    I paid eight dollars a person for pure misery. We were cold, my daughter needed to pee, and I wanted a cigarette, and we all just wanted the 'fun' to end.

    Somehow we managed to finally end up back at the beginning- and didnt care. We came out the entrance.
     
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