By learning to navigate the cunning curves of a corn maze, life's other challenges, such as retrieving food pellets hidden in a network of cubicles, become simple in comparison. Practice the game of life with today's seasonally festive deal: for $5, you get one admission to The Farmstead Corn Maze & Pumpkin Festival in Treasure Valley (up to a $10 value). A general-admission pass covers the cost of all activities, except for admission to The Field of Screams. The Farmstead Corn Maze & Pumpkin Festival doesn't open until September 24, but don’t wait long, as your Groupon is only valid until October 30, 2010.
Each autumn, families flock to The Farmstead to feast on wholesome seasonal fun. Set your kinfolk loose like a gaggle of Black Friday geese in the 12-acre pumpkin patch to yield the most magnificent jack-o’-lantern medium without you having to lift a finger. Or if you‘re morally opposed to Gourds Gone Wild events and would rather watch true piglets go hog wild, grab a spot by the track and cheer as some of the world's best living bacons race to the finish line; common celebrity contenders include Arnold Swartzenhogger and David Letterham, both of who plan to run for political office in 2012. If at any time you need a break from all of the excitement, get lost in The Farmstead's winding, 15-acre maize maze, or collect your thoughts during a leisurely hay ride.
This outdoor entertainment mecca, now entering its 14th year, continues to draw crowds each autumnal Monday through Saturday with diverse attractions, weather permitting. And because a day of fresh air and outdoor adventure will make even the most autonomous robot hungry, The Farmstead also offers a variety of edibles. Choose from burgers, hot dogs, sausages, and sweet corn at The Burger Barn; fresh-made donuts at the Donut Shack on Fridays and Saturdays; Abe's Kettle Corn on most Fridays and Saturdays; soft drinks and hot apple cider at The Watering Hole; and more, ensuring that no animated scarecrows or Great Pumpkins will return to their patches parched.