Fall fun at the corn maze


By Kitsey Burns Harrison - kburns@civitasmedia.com



The pattern for the Alpha and Omega Corn Maze this year is the logo of title sponsor Farm Credit.


Photo courtesy of Jason Walker

Fun hay bale characters can be found throughout the Alpha and Omega Corn Maze site.


Kitsey Burns Harrison | Yadkin Ripple

A huge hit with the kids is this “corn box,” a sand box-style play area filled with dried corn kernels instead of sand.


Kitsey Burns Harrison | Yadkin Ripple

Van Hemric and Jason Walker test out the pumpkin cannon at the Alpha and Omega Corn Maze.


Kitsey Burns Harrison | Yadkin Ripple

Jason Walker, one of the owners of the Alpha and Omega Corn Maze in Hamptonville, stands at the entrance to the maze.


Kitsey Burns Harrison | Yadkin Ripple

In the fall of the year, what better way to celebrate the season with the family than visiting a corn maze. The Alpha and Omega Corn Maze, located at 1129 Cheek Road in Hamptonville, is a great place to spend quality time with the family here in Yadkin County. The young and young-at-heart are sure to enjoy the many fall-themed fun activities available.

The maze is the brainchild of Jason Walker and Van Hemric, who have worked together for a number of years with the Yadkin County Soil and Water Board. The two wanted to come up with something to bring tourism to the Hamptonville area.

“We were talking about some things we could do to bring people into this area,” Walker explained.

After Walker and his wife visited a corn maze in Boone, he brought the idea to Hemric and they began planning their own corn maze. The two have even attended a conference on corn mazes where they learned about many other items to include at the site.

The Alpha and Omega Corn Maze is much more than just a corn maze. There is a giant bounce pillow, a bounce house and a barrel train to take the children for rides around the property. The site also includes a pipe slide and hay bale maze suitable for younger children.

One of the most unique features is a giant box of dried corn kernels which is meant to be played in just like a sand box. The corn box is full of buckets and shovels for the kids to enjoy.

During the season, which typically runs from September until the end of October, there are also hayrides and horse-drawn wagon rides at the Alpha and Omega Corn Maze.

For the more adventurous and competitive, there are two cannons, one that shoots mini pumpkins and one that shoots corn on the cob. For $2 per shot or three for $5, individuals can try their hand at shooting a giant target with pumpkin or corn from the cannon. For the lucky few who manage to hit the target, there is a cash prize.

The Alpha and Omega Corn Maze also features a concession stand offering BBQ, hot dogs, hamburgers and other snacks.

For more information about the Alpha and Omega Corn Maze, call 336-466-5402 or visit www.yadkinvalleycornmaze.com.

Kitsey Burns Harrison may be reached at 336-679-2341 or on Twitter @RippleReporterK.

The pattern for the Alpha and Omega Corn Maze this year is the logo of title sponsor Farm Credit.
http://yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_cornmaze_1.jpgThe pattern for the Alpha and Omega Corn Maze this year is the logo of title sponsor Farm Credit. Photo courtesy of Jason Walker

Fun hay bale characters can be found throughout the Alpha and Omega Corn Maze site.
http://yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_cornmaze_2.jpgFun hay bale characters can be found throughout the Alpha and Omega Corn Maze site. Kitsey Burns Harrison | Yadkin Ripple

A huge hit with the kids is this “corn box,” a sand box-style play area filled with dried corn kernels instead of sand.
http://yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_cornmaze_3.jpgA huge hit with the kids is this “corn box,” a sand box-style play area filled with dried corn kernels instead of sand. Kitsey Burns Harrison | Yadkin Ripple

Van Hemric and Jason Walker test out the pumpkin cannon at the Alpha and Omega Corn Maze.
http://yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_cornmaze_4.jpgVan Hemric and Jason Walker test out the pumpkin cannon at the Alpha and Omega Corn Maze. Kitsey Burns Harrison | Yadkin Ripple

Jason Walker, one of the owners of the Alpha and Omega Corn Maze in Hamptonville, stands at the entrance to the maze.
http://yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_cornmaze_5.jpgJason Walker, one of the owners of the Alpha and Omega Corn Maze in Hamptonville, stands at the entrance to the maze. Kitsey Burns Harrison | Yadkin Ripple

By Kitsey Burns Harrison

kburns@civitasmedia.com

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