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 $8, you get one admission to the corn maze, petting zoo, hayride, and pumpkin patch along with two games of laser tag at P Bar Farms in Hydro (a $16 value). P Bar Farms is open Thursday and Friday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. 10 p.m., and by reservation Monday–Wednesday. Today’s Groupon is not valid for the Haunted Maze.
When not busy harvesting crops, P Bar Farms’ cheery proprietors foster camaraderie with fall festivities including laser tag, a petting zoo, and a carefully sculpted 300,000-stalk corn maze. The 7-foot-high husk puzzle carves out 3.5 miles of twisting paths shaped into the intimidating visage of SWOSU’s bulldog mascot, and more than 95 decision points befuddle even careful patrons. Completion time is one hour for the average corn stalker, 20 minutes for a perfectly walked route, and 30 seconds for riding lawnmowers with built-in GPS.
After braving the husks, patrons settle maze-created rivalries with two games of laser tag. Zapping lights facilitate healthy competition without singed hair or ricochets in the direction of the lovable llamas and goats at the farm’s petting zoo. Patrons may also embark on a hayride to and from the farm’s you-pick pumpkin patch, threading a scenic route past antique tractors, a windmill, and a single needle buried in a slew of hay bales.
P Bar Farms
Like the kids and families who make their way through its 3.5 miles of husk-lined trails, the corn maze at P Bar Farms wears a different costume each Halloween. This year, it celebrates the Oklahoma City Thunder's NBA Finals appearance with a winding logo-shaped maze that has 95 different decision points and innumerable twists and turns. After navigating the hand-cut labyrinth, a feat that generally takes most maze-goers about one hour, folks can make their way around the property and enjoy P Bar Farms’ many other fall-flavored activities. The Main Barn serves as the hub where visitors can recharge with concessions, relax at picnic tables, or challenge a rooster to a sing-off during free karaoke sessions. Outside, families can enjoy a hayride over to the farm's pumpkin patch or make their way to the barnyard to pet farm animals. The property's big red barn plays host to adrenaline-fueled laser-tag matches, and mini golf allows for more leisurely family fun.