Every September, Aw Shucks farms opens its fields to the public and celebrates harvest season with a variety of family-friendly activities. The hallmark attraction is the farm's annual corn maze, a beloved fall tradition that invites guests to navigate the seven foot corn stalks by light of day, or at night, guided by flashlights. But the fun doesn't stop once they find the exit?a grain bin slide, tumbleweed roll, antique train car, and paddleboats are just a few of the attractions waiting to be explored by visitors young and old. Hayrides give passengers a scenic view of the farm grounds during the day, while at night, adventurous souls can gather around a bonfire to devour s'mores and listen to spine-tingling tales told by local storytellers.
Of course, if scary stories aren't enough to raise the hair on your neck, you can always attempt the farm's other blood-curdling attraction: the 13th Acre Haunted House. Beginning at dusk on Friday and Saturday nights, horrific creatures descend upon the farm to terrorize the living as they wind their way through the darkened woods. The scenes are so gruesome, that the event is not recommended for children under age 8 or theater critics who are easily bothered by overacting.
Cuisine Type: Ice Cream, milkshakes, and fun food
Most popular offering: Milkshakes
Number of Tables: 5?10
Outdoor Seating: No
Parking: Free street parking
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
We have good prices and fun food.
D?cor can say a lot about the type of food a restaurant serves. How does your d?cor inform or reflect your culinary practice?
We have a beach theme with bright 70s colors. Come sit it the Volkswagen bus and play foosball or air hockey. You can also bring your talent and show it off on our stage.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
Our Volkswagen bus sits just inside the front door and is filled with costume clothes.
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