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Sweet Season Farms Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
Friday, October 2, the fam went to Sweet Season Corn Maze in Milton to do their 8 acre corn maze in the dark. We have gone every year for 4 years and always have an amazing time. The maze itself is full of twists and turns and guarantees hours of fun. You can choose to take a passport (available at the information tent) with you in to the maze so you can answer the trivia questions at each of the 10 markers to help you find your way out. You can also choose to use your phone to scan the QR Codes at each of the 10 stations and answer trivia questions to find your way. We like the mystery of finding our way in the dark, but for those with younger children the daytime maze might be a better option. This year’s design is in honor of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos baseball team and offers plenty of chances to lose yourself in the fun of navigating the maze. Pretty sure we were stuck for about 30 minutes in the letters by “Sweet Season Farms” but managed to make it out and had so much fun doing it!
In addition to the corn maze there are so many more activities to do while visiting the farm. I particularly like the hay ride and the beautiful sunflower garden growing at the entrance to the maze. I look forward to them every year. There is a corn cannon, plenty of fun games for all ages and a “country carousel” for the kids to ride. There is a kids’ play area with plenty of climbing and playing opportunites. My older kids really love racing in the rat racers, which are giant pipes that you actually get in and try to roll down the track faster than your opponent. Kids also love the Corn Popper Jumping Pillow which is a giant air filled pillow that kids of all ages can jump on like a giant trampoline. We all love the animals at Sweet Seasons too. They have the sweetest cows and pigs along with chickens in pens in the Barnyard Animals area. Their pumpkin patch has an amazing array of pumpkins in various sizes. You will never be short on things to do and see while you are here!
If you get hungry while at the farm you can hit the Farm Grill and grab a burger, corn dogs, or fries or get some of the amazing roasted sweet corn or kettle corn. They also offer boiled peanuts and snowballs for a snack if you are hungry after winding through the 8 acre corn maze.
The grounds are always very well maintained and the staff is helpful and friendly. They always ask if you are having fun and are happy to direct you anywhere you need to go. There are several admission options to choose from. The Half Cob admission ($8 + tax) covers the maze, hayride and children’s playground. The Whole Cob admission ($10 + tax)) includes all activities on the farm, but buying a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch will be extra. The Flashlight Maze ($10 + tax) is Fridays through October only and covers the corn maze, hayride, Barnyard Ball, Animal Barn, Corn Popper and Children’s Playground. Season Passes ($23 + tax) include Whole Cob Admission for the season and 1 bag of Kettle Corn at time of purchase. Pony Rides are $5 and additional corn cannon shots are 3/$1. Overall it is a great value for all that there is to do an see on the farm. Cash and credit cards are accepted and children under 2 get in free. Seniors 65 and up and military get $1 discount with valid ID.
Sweet Season is closed Monday through Thursday for the public. School field trips can be arranged for those days. Fridays through November 1, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Saturdays times are 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Sundays are 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.