Frequently Asked Questions

Are there refunds if guests leave due to rain?
No, but you can check with the ticket booth before you leave Historic Hawes Farm to see if they will give you a rain ticket or discount voucher, allowing you to return on a future date.

Can groups bring their own food?
No. We have great tasting food for all to enjoy at the farm.  You can, however, bring in your own  birthday cake and ice cream if you would like.

What age is Historic Hawes Farm most appropriate for?
One of the great things about our farm is the fact that it offers something for everyone, of all ages to enjoy. From babies, all the way up to grandma and grandpa, our goal is to make sure everyone in your group leaves with farmtastic memories that will last a lifetime.

How scary is the haunted maze, haunted barn, or the new Carnival of Fear?
“Field of Screams” is appropriate for older children and adults. Since each child is different, we leave it up to you, as the parent, to decide if your child would enjoy the haunted experience. While we avoid unnecessary gore, this is a dark cornfield and you will undoubtedly encounter some startling things lurking in the corn!  The “Dread Shed”, “Buried Alive”, and “Carnival of Fear” haunted houses are rated at PG-13 if they were a movie.  I have seen some 6-8 year olds go through them with their parents and are just fine, but I have also seen a 19 year old boy come out crying.  Again, we suggest the parent make the decision, but definitely accompany your minor child if he/she really wants to go through our haunted attractions.

How big is the maze?
The daytime maze is 7 acres, with about 2 1/2 miles of trails.  The night haunted maze (Field of Screams) is about 2 acres, with about 1/3 mile of trails.

How long does it take to get through the maze?
It all depends on how many wrong turns you take. The average person will finish the corn maze in about one hour.  Some people have taken a lot longer and a few a bit quicker. For those who are afraid about the time it will take to finish the maze, we do have Corn Cops in the maze who can help you find an exit. The haunted maze takes about 20  minutes to complete.

Will I get lost?
Yes, 99% of everyone will surely get lost.  It is where getting lost means finding fun.  We have designed the maze to be an interactive activity that makes a trip inside the maze more than just a walk through the corn. At the beginning of your visit you have the option of taking a “passport”. The ten questions on the passport will help you make your way through the maze.  We also have added “Corn Texting” in which you can use your cell phone to text a clue to 91011, and your phone will receive a text of where you are and your next few directional turns.

How do you make the maze?
It takes a lot of time and patience.  Our particular process of making the maze is a trade secret, but we can tell you that we plant the whole field in July and then cut out the design when the corn plants are still fairly short. The design is created on a computer and then transferred into the corn field.  It takes me 2-3 days to lay out the paths, and then another day plus to cut out the corn…and these are long hot days in mid August!

Can I eat the corn?
You could, but it would not taste very good. The variety of corn we grow is field corn for cattle.

Do you offer group discounts?
No, we already offered the lowest price for farm admission.

Is the maze wheelchair friendly?
Yes. Please call, before visiting the maze, to get up to date maze conditions.

Are reservations required for school field trips?
Yes, all school field trips must be reserved in advance. Please visit the school field trip section of our website.

Are you closed if it has rained?
Yes, if it rains a couple of inches the day of or the day before, it is just too muddy to walk through the corn maze. Please call before departing for the maze to get the latest maze ground conditions.

At what time of the day do you close the maze?
On our general admission days the last paid admission is at the posted closing time. Please see the hours section of our website. The farm will remain open approximately one hour after the posted closing time.  For our haunted attractions, we remain open until the last customer (victim) has gone through.