• Corn maze turns spooky at night starting Friday the 13th.
By TOM WOERNER
Of The Record Staff
There is a new option for local residents looking for some fall fun after the opening of a new corn maze.
The Le Craven Corn Maze on Griffin Road has made its debut and operators say it’s getting good response from the community.
The corn maze is spread across 7 acres in the Mamers community in a portion of the Le Craven Peach Orchard owned by Stephen Salmon.
The maze is in the unique shape of a guitar-playing cowboy, but to those in its midst, it is well fed and high growing corn as far the eye can see.
The maze is only part of the fun. Visitors can purchase pumpkins on site. There are also several other activities related to fall including pumpkin painting. Inflatable activites are available for younger visitors as well as hay rides and a free expression wall. According to the maze’s Facebook page, the location is worth a trip to the Mamers community. Several visitors posted that they are already making plans to return before the maze closes for the season.
Admission prices are $8 for ages 8 to adult, $5 for children 7 and younger and free for children under the age of 3.
Starting this Friday, things get a little spooky at night with Le Craven After Dark! Prices for Le Craven After Dark! are $10 for the maze, fire pits and music. Those who play are invited to bring their guitar. On Friday, Oct. 20 Dark Horse will perform beginning at 6:30 p.m.
There is a $5 fee for inflatables and $5 for the hay ride.
Group discounts are available and there is a $1 discount for active service members and first responders with a valid identification.
The last ticket will be sold one hour before closing each day.
Other hours are available by appointment for large groups and organizations. Anyone interested can call (919) 721-6881.
The maze at the new Le Craven Corn Maze is that of a guitar-playing cowboy. In addition to the maze, there is also a pumpkin patch, pumpkin painting, inflatables, a free expression wall and more. It is located at 1000 Griffin Road, Lillington, in the Mamers community.
Owner Stephen Salmon said, ‘We’ve been humbled and inspired by the positive reviews so far.This is our first year and we are still working the kinks out and adding new things every week. So far it has been a great success and a whole lot of fun.’