Disclosure: I was provided with press tickets to experience these events in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation provided, all opinions are my own.
We are so lucky here in Colorado, we have a ton of great local fall festivals, pumpkin patches, orchards, corn mazes and haunted houses. Sometimes it is hard to decide which one to visit, we seem to be fall festival chasers and we go to as many as we can during this time of the year. Last weekend we had the opportunity to visit Maize In The City in Thornton Colorado for it’s opening weekend events. Lucky for us, this festival happens to be minutes away from our house, literally in our backyard! Love that!!
Tips For Visiting Maize In The City
Maize In The City in Thornton Colorado. Open daily starting in late September & goes through the end of October.
10451 Mckay Road
Thornton, CO 80233
- When you enter the Maize in the City, you have the opportunity to go to either the Mini Maze or the large maze. We decided to go to the Mini Maze with the kids and it was perfect for our kids.
- The large corn maze is approximately 20 acres in size and takes a minimum of 40 minutes to complete. Inside the maze there is a smart phone trivia game or a check point game to play. The maze is fun for all ages and is not haunted. An “admission ticket” is good for one entry to the maze. Adult: $12.00, Child: (Ages 5 – 12): $9.00, Child (Ages 4 & under): Free, Senior Day: Every Tuesday (55 & Up): $8.00 (Purchased at the site only.)
- The small Mini Maze is built just for kids! It is a small cornfield maze that takes approx. 20-25 minutes to complete and has a paper check point game. The Mini Maze is open daily, weather & field conditions permitted. Admission is $5.00 ea for all kids that can walk the pathways. Parents and grandparents are free with the Child Admission.
- Be prepared for mud and uneven walkways. Wear appropriate clothing when entering the mazes. We would also recommend bug spray, we all got a number of mosquito bites while doing the maze.
- Dress accordingly due to weather and farm elements
- Bring water
- Wear sunscreen
- Bring bug spray
- Go in with an idea of how many tokens you will be purchasing for activities
- Parking is free!
- Bring wipes and hand sanitizer
Haunted Field of Screams is Colorado’s largest Haunted Houses again, right in our backyard!! This haunted house experience is a bit different than any others I have been to. This particular location has 3 Terrifying Haunted Experiences at 1 Location!
Before we go into a review, I want to disclose that I did not attend this event, we already had plans for the evening so I sent a few of my very brave friends to enjoy the 3 events!
The Haunted Field of Screams, now in its 15th year, is our main attraction. The moonlight is your only guide as the daunting 16 foot tall cornstalks surround you on the trail that has pure terror around every corner. So what is your worst nightmare…? Zombies…? Clowns…? Chainsaw Wielding Madmen…? The Walking Dead…? Escaped Insane Asylum Patients? All of your worst fears will be realized as you journey through this cornfield, encountering differently themed scenes and rooms that will test you in every way, and is sure to make you scream!
The moon and your wit is your only guide as you attempt to escape the impenetrable Dead Man’s Night Maze. With wrong turns and pathways in every direction, getting lost will be easy, but not your biggest fear. Stay alert and don’t get caught by the flesh eating zombies and creatures who’d prefer you’d never leave. No search party will be sent to assist you on your journey through this dark corn maze, but be assured there are plenty already awaiting your arrival.
At Zombie Paintball Massacre, survivors must journey through an abandoned farm where the undead wait in the shadows. The objective? To reach the zombie patrol outpost where survivors are trained to use high-powered paintball guns to fight for humankind.
“First off, we really enjoyed having VIP passes, we were able to skip the lines and get right up front. The haunted maze was so much fun. Walking around in a dark corn field not knowing what is going to jump out at you…..terrifying!