Maize in the City Review: Awesome Family Farm Fun

So many pumpkins from which to choose at Maize in the City. Photo: Nicole Banks
So many pumpkins from which to choose at Maize in the City. Photo: Nicole Banks

By Nicole Banks

This has been the third year we have participated in the Maize in the City special media day. We went with a group, ages ranging from 7-19. All participated in the festivities, and once again Maize in the City did not disappoint.

We started out with the face painting, and it was awesome! There was a separate face painting gal that was specifically for the media event and her art was a hit. My niece opted for the cat look and she was super happy with her results.

Amazing face painting at Maize in the City. Photo: Nicole Banks
Amazing face painting at Maize in the City. Photo: Nicole Banks

 

She was even able to get the teenagers to step out of their “cool” bubble to participate. That landed us with a zombie, a scorpion, and a queen of purple hearts.

Faces painted, cornfield conquered, time to pose before picking pumpkins at Maize in the City. Photo: Nicole Banks
Faces painted, cornfield conquered, time to pose before picking pumpkins at Maize in the City. Photo: Nicole Banks

 

We headed over to the corn maze and had a blast. Like years past, there were ten checkpoints that you could either use an app to navigate, or go with your instincts. We opted to go with our instincts and let the 7-year-old lead the way.

The maze was just long enough, not terribly easy to get through, but not too difficult either. We made it through in about 40 minutes.

Who'll go first? Entering the corn field at Maize in the City. Photo: Nicole Banks
Who’ll go first? Entering the corn field at Maize in the City. Photo: Nicole Banks

 

The Crazed Corn Field Maize at Maize in the City, Thornton, Colorado. Photo: Nicole Banks
The Crazed Corn Field Maize at Maize in the City, Thornton, Colorado. Photo: Nicole Banks

 

After the maize maze, we headed over to the kids’ activities. We were able to get a beverage, let the kids play in the bouncing castles, check out the box full of corn kernels, and feed the goats, mini horse, and llama. This area was a lot of fun for the little ones.

 

In the Corn Kernel Box at Maize in the City. Photo: Nicole Banks
In the Corn Kernel Box at Maize in the City. Photo: Nicole Banks

 

Goats and more at Maize in the City. Photo: Nicole Banks
Goats and more at Maize in the City. Photo: Nicole Banks

 

Feeding the animals at Maize in the City. Photo: Nicole Banks
Feeding the animals at Maize in the City. Photo: Nicole Banks

 

After all this, we went to the pumpkin area to pick from pumpkins of varying sizes — what a great selection to choose from!

We had a great time, and appreciated the opportunity to enjoy this attraction together!

 

Maize in the City, voted Denver’s favorite corn maze, is a 40-acre corn field with fun activities for the whole family. Only 15 minutes from downtown Denver, Maize in the City is located at 10451 McKay Road, Thornton, Colorado. Admission to the Maize in the City site is free with attraction prices varying from free to $20.

Maize in the City is open Thursday-Sunday through October 21, 2018, and daily October 24-31, 2018. Visit maizeinthecity.com for time, attraction, and site details.

When sharing photos and experiences on social media, use the hashtag #MaizeintheCity.

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