A recently discovered alternative to the indoors, going "outside," offers adventurous explorers exposure to things such as wind, sunshine, and the naturally occurring mazes found in corn fields. Leave the indoors with today's Groupon: for $12, you get two tickets (up to a $24 value) to Conner's A-Maize-Ing Acres, located in Hilliard. This Groupon is only valid from October 9, 2010 to November 13, 2010. This fully functional farm is closed Sunday and Monday.
Every fall, Conner’s A-Maize-Ing Acres rolls out a hay-strewn red carpet and offers families a gala assortment of farm-themed activities. Admission to the farm gets visitors one journey through the corn maze, which honors the Special Olympics of Nassau County by embedding the international organization's logo within its design. The maze is divided into two sections that combine for a total of approximately three miles of corny wanderings that can only be navigated by reciting the names of presidential horses. Guests also get one hayride and unlimited access to a variety of attractions, such as pedal carts, duck races, and more than 100 farm animals eagerly awaiting a tender, reassuring noogie.
As a working family farm devoted to community-supported agriculture, Conner’s grows its crops without the use of pesticides and raises its animals with lots of compassion and ice-cream sandwiches. Pumpkins from New Mexico are available for sale at the pumpkin patch, and a portion of all related proceeds is donated to the Child Cancer Fund at Nemours Children’s Hospital. Check the schedule of events and wrangle your brood for a crisp autumn stroll through amber waves of corn.
- Every year my family and I travel to the little town of Hilliard, FL to visit the Conner Corn Maize. About an hour from Jacksonville, this event has become a Halloween tradition much like carving pumpkins. – Cindy Cyr
Conner's A-Maize-Ing Acres
Conner's A-Maize-Ing Acres mixes agriculture with entertainment, dazzling visitors come harvest time with its slate of attractions. As the season changes from summer to fall, the farm rolls out family-oriented activities ranging from ambling wagon rides to walk through the pumpkin patch. More than 100 barnyard animals lean toward outstretched hands, whereas a hay jump and corn box beckon kids with energy to burn. Amid all the hustle and bustle, an old barn—emblazoned with the greeting Howdy above its door—reminds folks to slow down, drink in the crisp air, and brainstorm Halloween costumes that will make neighborhood dogs whimper.
19856 County Rd. 121
Hilliard, Florida 32046Get Directions