Slideshow & story: Last weekend for corn maze!


Children look at Miss Piggy at the Sykes and Cooper Corm Maze in Elkton. Photos by Renee Unsworth

By Renee Unsworth

Each year, the Sykes and Cooper families gear up for the annual corn maze. Local farmers who run a sod farm in Elkton, this fall-themed event has helped them save the family farm and earn income during the off season. The event includes live animals, hayrides, games, slides and a “corn popper” bounce platform for children, a corn box filled with kernels for children to play in, and so much more.

This year, the nine-acre corn maze has been shaped into the Castillo de San Marcos — St. Augustine’s fort! How fun! The farm is located at 5995 Brough Road in Elkton, from State Road 207.

The corn maze trip has become an annual tradition for our family. We look forward to “getting lost” in the maze, eating kettle corn, sliding down the huge slides at least 100 times, and enjoying down time on the hayride which loops around the corn maze and a real pumpkin patch where you can see pumpkins growing on the vine.

Although the maze has been open since Oct. 4, there’s only one more weekend to enjoy the fun! Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26. Cost is $9 for ages 3 to 64; $7 for seniors; and free for ages 2 and younger. Admission is CASH ONLY. On Oct. 24, live music by band 309C will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Go to



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