As summer fades, autumn’s beauty emanates from the changing hues of a tree’s leaves and the gradual reddening of a football coach’s face. Revel in the colors of the season with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$10 for two admissions to a Halloween hayride (a $17 value)
$22 for a farm-visit package (up to a $36 total value)
- Two general admissions (a $22 value)
- Up to 20 pounds of pumpkins to take home (a $12 value)
- Two apple-cider donuts (a $2 value)<p>
The meandering hayride wanders past Halloween scenes in the woods, stopping halfway for cider and apple-cider donuts. It’s not a haunted hayride and is appropriate for all ages.<p>
General admission includes access to the jumping pillow, MooMooChooChoo, chicken show, animal feed area, kiddie and barnyard mazes, Fabulous Sports Center, and hayrides during the day, plus many other attractions. Admission is free for children 2 years old and younger. This Groupon is not valid until September 21.<p>
Ellms Family Farm
There’s a fire in the field and only one way out. Unfortunately, that way is twisted and riddled with dead-ends. But at the end, past 5 acres of carved paths and corn-themed puzzles, past thousands of stalks of corn swaying in the wind, past delirious visions of poker-playing scarecrows, is a fire hose. Such is the theme of Ellms Family Farm’s interactive Amazing Maize maze, an obstacle that carries on pastoral autumn traditions with roughly 90 minutes of music and fun. Yet this maze is just one way that the Ellms family celebrates the changing season—it also serves up crispy apple-cider donuts, lobs wee ones into the air on the farm-favorite Jumping Pillow, and treats guests to a number of other themed activities it has developed over the years.
The farm’s history stretches back to 1984, when Chip and Sally Ellms planted their first batch of Christmas trees and began inviting visitors to stop by and admire the easy wind and downy flakes of winter. As the family grew, the farm kept pace, expanding to cover more than 200 acres and incorporate activities that help guests celebrate autumn as well. Throughout the harvest season, guests flock to the fields to play conductor or coal shoveler on the MooMooChooChoo train or pick out fresh pumpkins in the patch.