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 $5, you get one admission to the maize maze and a hayride at Shuckle's Corn Maze, located in Gallatin/Henderson. The maze will be open from September 24 through October 31.
Romp through the six acres of corn-based twists and turns for a vexingly entertaining evening. The maze opens at various hours, with the latest start time at 9 p.m. Come post-sunset for flashlight-lit fun where explorers can ambush friends with a strategically placed flashlight beam or vintage 14th-century pet minotaur (mythical beasts sold separately). Check out Shuckle's trip-planning tips to make sure your pants, shirts, and neckties are fully maize-maze compliant before setting off into the murky, delicious depths.
After completing a corn circuit, hop on the Hey Hey Heyride to experience hay-based fun that's second only to finally locating that elusive needle. A myriad of other outdoor activities will absorb the members of any household, with face painting, bale mountaineering, pumpkin slinging, and more. (Some activities cost extra.)
Shuckle's Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
Night has chased the light out of the sky, forcing the lone figure weaving in and out of the towering corn stalks to slice through the darkness with a flashlight. The evening’s silence is broken by an eerie noise that causes the figure to break into a frantic run, but his escape is thwarted as his friends leap out of the corn into his path, giggling and hooting, “You weren’t scared, were you?!” This is not a scene from a horror movie, but instead from Shuckle's Corn Maze’s Maze by Flashlight event, which dares visitors to navigate the almost 7-acre maze with only a flashlight to illuminate their path. Dedicated to delighting visitors with family-friendly activities, Shuckle’s staff welcomes guests of all ages to spend the day celebrating autumn’s arrival.
On any given fall day, the staffers usher intrepid explorers into the maze to maneuver the numerous twists, turns, and vengeful mutant corncobs therein. The Kiddie Hippity Hoppity mini maze grants youngsters a chance to tackle an age-appropriate labyrinth, and events such as hayrides, face painting, and bouncy pony-hop races unleash the inner children of all those who participate. The pumpkin patch's rotund inhabitants eagerly await the moment they’ll be scooped up and taken home to a new family, while audiences nestled in the Ho-Hum theater shimmy along with an ever-changing roster of musicians belting out bluegrass, country, and gospel tunes.