Lifestyles

Local attraction features fall festivities

As cooler weather approaches and the leaves begin to change the fall festivities are just beginning, one being The Sarsaparilla’s annual corn funny farm and corn maze.

The corn maze is just eight miles from Siloam Springs and has multiple family-friendly activities. It opened Sept 26th and will be open each weekend until late November.

The main attraction is the huge corn maze but other features include a giant corn pit, pumpkin flinging trebuchet, haybale mini maze, a petting zoo, pumpkin patch, hot dogs and refreshments.

There is a $10 cover charge which includes any of the activities listed above.

Abby Nixon, a freshman at John Brown University, said, “The price is totally worth it, and it is honestly cheaper than other places like this that I have been to in the past.”

Nixon described the best part of the maze as “being in complete fellowship with your friends.”

“You really had to figure out where you were going and which turn you were going to take, because the farther you got into the maze, the more lost you got, but that’s what made it so fun,” Nixon said.

The maze is about 30 minutes from Siloam Springs, which is “far enough away to be out of the John Brown bubble,” Nixon stated.

“Being lost really put me out of my comfort zone, but the workers there are so ready to help you and guide you that you truly feel safe the whole time you are in the maze,” she said.

Nixon said she would go back again because of how much fun she had and how family-friendly the place was.

For Madison Pfrimmer, a John Brown student from Los Angeles, the Corn Maze was an evening full of firsts.

“Coming from California, you don’t really get to see a lot of fall type things, let alone huge stalks of corn,” said Pfrimmer.

Her favorite part was the petting zoo because the animals were so friendly, she said.

“I really enjoyed getting to be with friends, and it was as though we were trying to solve a giant puzzle together,” said Pfrimmer.

For someone who had never really had the chance to experience fall activities, Pfrimmer explained how well Sarsaparilla’s did putting on a fall activity that is “good for every age” and is a “fun fall activity to do with friends.”

It is very easy for anyone, children to adults, to find something fun to do, Primmer explained.

“I have taken my kids two years in a row now, and it has kind of become a family tradition,” said Becky Cantu’, a resident in Springdale.

“I love getting to spend time with the people that are with us and laughing together because you have gone the wrong way over and over again,” said Cantu’.

According to Cantu’, there are activities for every age and the environment is “inviting and safe” for everyone.

“I have never heard anyone say anything bad about it,” she said.