Corn maze set for October at Botanic Gardens at Burden
Children play king of the hay mountain at a previous LSU AgCenter Burden Research Center's Corn Maze Festival. This year’s corn maze will be open Saturdays in October.
--Johnny Morgan AgCenter file photo
BATON ROUGE — The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden will welcome the fall season with a Corn Maze Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 3
The day will feature a farm animal petting zoo, pumpkin painting, hay mountain climb, corn maze, hayride and a giant slingshot. Admission is $10 per person, including concession tickets; children 3 and under are admitted free. Pumpkins for painting will be on sale for $5.
“What better way for families to end the summer than with a trip to the farm during harvest season,” said Jeff Kuehny, director of the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden.
Later weekends will offer opportunities to attend Corn Maze Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 10, 17 and 24. Activities will include a hay mountain climb, corn maze, hayride and a giant slingshot. Admission is $7 per person; children 3 and under admitted free.
The corn maze program will culminate with a Night Maze and Bonfire from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 31. The family-oriented event maze will provide fun times for children of all ages to spend Halloween night. Visitors are invited to come dressed in their Halloween costumes.
Activities will again feature a farm animal petting zoo, pumpkin painting, hay mountain climb, corn maze, hayride and a giant slingshot. The evening will conclude with a bonfire with s’mores and music. Admission is $10 per person, including concession tickets; children 3 and under admitted free.
All corn maze events will have corn dogs, popcorn and drinks for purchase from Burden Horticulture Society volunteers.
Sponsored by the LSU AgCenter and the Burden Horticulture Society, proceeds from the corn maze event supports the educational programs at the Botanic Gardens.
For more information, contact Pam Rupert at 225- 63-3990 or email@example.com.
--By RICK BOGREN