Autumn has some of the best seasonal activities of the year, from crunching through the leaves to find the perfect pumpkin to holding close to your loved ones while running through the eerie turns of a htaunted house. That?s why when Brett and Nicole Herbst first started making their corn mazes?which they say once held a Guinness world record?they didn?t stick to just one activity. They decided to fill their farm with a celebration of the whole harvest season.
During the day, guests can partake of the farm?s more than 40 activities and events, including squeal-filled pig races, corn and pumpkin cannons, and a Halloween trick-or-treat parade. This year's main maze is themed around The Wizard of Oz and is cut into 12 acres of murmuring stalks, offering quick, easy paths for little ones, complex designs for the ultimate adventurers, and a haunted nighttime excursion guided only by a flashlight. At night, in an area isolated from all the family fun, gleefully terrified screams drift from Insanity Point, which incorporates evil clowns, the sensation of being buried alive, and an abandoned farmhouse where dentists will try and talk to you even though you obviously can?t talk back.
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Kids are encouraged to leap, clamber, and release pent-up giggles throughout more than 10,000 square feet of tropical-themed inflated play space at Monkey Island Fun Center. Admission to this jungle of moon bounces varies throughout the week: kids and adult supervisors enter for $5 on Mondays and between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday–Thursday, for $6.99 after 3 p.m. Tuesday–Thursday, and for $7.99 on Fridays and Saturdays. As youngsters practice dissertation defenses between leaps and cushioned climbs, parents can keep one eye on the fun and all additional eyes on information transported through the facility's free WiFi.
If anyone can appreciate the elemental appeal of art glass, it?s Tom Holdman. A severe stutterer as a child, Mr. Holdman discovered art as a means of communication, and in high school he focused his efforts on the medium of glass?and the passion only grew from there. He opened a studio in his parent's garage, creating glass for windows and cabinets. Eventually, Tom saved up enough money to travel to Europe and master the art of stained glass. In the more than 20 years since, Tom has carved, painted, fused, and designed thousands of commissioned works?including the glass found in Mormon temples throughout the world.
Within the Holdman Studios facility, Tom and his fellow artists create both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art that inspire glass-hating philistines to put down their hammers and weep. When not bringing their own visions to life, they teach public classes in stained glass, glass blowing, and other topics.
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