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. This 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!!
Jude and I had a mom and son afternoon and decided to go and enjoy the first real fall feeling weekend here in Colorado. The sun was out but the chill was in the air…a perfect Saturday in my opinion. We started our afternoon by just walking around Maize in the City. They have done some great work and redesign since last year and we loved it. It seemed way more organized and able to hold a lot more people with out feeling totally crazy.
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
Make sure you check the website for hours of operation.
While we did not do the mazes, we have done them before and they are so much fun. Our reason for not doing them this year? Jude being an 8 year old boy…he had no reason but just didn’t want to do it. Later he told me he doesn’t like being cornered in a cornfield….well okay. I still made him go into the maze a little bit for some pictures.
- When you enter the Maize in the City, you have the opportunity to go to either the Mini Maze or the large maze.
- 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
Zombie Paintball Massacre: The undead await in the shadows of the Zombie Paintball Massacre war zone. Prepare for a thrilling interactive experience fending off zombies alongside your team using mounted, high-powered paintball guns aboard a commandeered trailer. This high-intensity, live-action attraction will leave your adrenaline pumping as you fight for humankind.
Deadman’s Maze: As darkness surrounds you, and your heart pounds with fear, the dead rise thirsty for blood. With the moon as your only guide, trek your way through the mesmerizing Dead Mans Maze fearing the living dead with every wrong turn. But, be warned, the sinister will not rest until you find your way out.
CarnEVIL in the corn: Come one, come all to experience CarnEvil in the Corn. Descend into a disorienting madness as you venture through an abandoned freak show settled within the cornstalks. Encounter the darkness of a carnival lead by an insidious ring master, hungry for blood.
While I cannot tell you which one was our favorite, because we all had fun and got scared in all of them, there is certainly a scare for everyone. For me, the CarnEVIL was the one that tested me the most…not a fan of clowns!! YUCK!! ha!