Thornton CO Attractions Offer Choice: Fun or Fear?

Source: Maize in the City, Thornton, Colorado
Source: Maize in the City, Thornton, Colorado

Get ready for October attractions for all ages. Have family-friendly fun with farm attractions, or get ready to scream!

Get into the fall spirit on Friday, September 29, 2017 when Maize in the City opens for the season. Navigate through the corn maze, enjoy a pony ride, pick the perfect pumpkin and experience many more family adventures all season long.

For something more bone-chilling, check out The Haunted Field of Screams, Colorado’s largest haunted attraction, which opens for the haunt season Friday, September 29, 2017. Fear the corn as you navigate your way through the field, fight for your life as zombies attack, and scream as your worst nightmares come to life.

Fall for Fun at Maize in the City

On Saturday, September 29, 2017, fall for fun at Maize in the City as it opens for the 2017 season. Enjoy a convenient, simple and fun rural experience at Maize in the City with several fall attractions including free attractions for families to enjoy.

The Crazed Corn Maze is a 20-acre maze that is fun for all ages. While visitors navigate their way through the cornfield, they are invited to engage in the one-of-a-kind smart phone trivia game. Choose a category or enter unique questions; each correct answer provides directions to the next checkpoint.

The mini maze is a smaller maze perfect for young children. With paper checkpoints, children will collect hole punches as they navigate through the maze. Parents and grandparents are welcome to accompany their children through this maze for free.

Visitors are welcome to pick their own unique pumpkin from the pumpkin field. Choose from the 20+ varieties of locally grown, harvested pumpkins and gourds.

Pony rides, petting zoo, jumping castle, air slide, obstacle course, train ride and other attractions are open on select weekend dates in October. Please visit the website for exact dates.

Admission to the playground and corn kernel box are free.

“It’s exciting to see families come back to Maize in the City year-after-year to explore the new attractions we have to offer,” said Gina Palombo, co-owner and operator of Maize in the City. “This year, visitors will have the opportunity to launch ears of corn nearly 100 feet across our field with our all-new corn launchers.”

Maize in the City is open September 29 through October 31, 2017, Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 6pm.

Maize in the City is located 15 minutes north of I-70 and I-25 at its all-new location, 10451 McKay Road, Thornton CO. There is free and close parking onsite.

To purchase tickets for the maze, visit, or at the site.

Maize in the City offers group pricing for schools, after-school groups and other kids’ organizations throughout the week. Event tents are also available for any special occasion. All events are weather dependent. Please check the website for daily activities. The site is pet friendly.

Started in 2001 and located just 15 minutes from downtown Denver, Maize in the City offers hours of daytime activities to families and others seeking fall attractions. For more information, follow the Maize on Facebook or Twitter. #MaizeintheCity

The Haunted Field of Screams: Where Fear Stalks the Night

On Friday, September 29, 2017, the Haunted Field of Screams opens its three frightful attractions for the 2017 season: Haunted Field of Screams, Dead Man’s Night Maze and Zombie Paintball Massacre. With more than 30 acres of haunted cornfield, fear stalks the night at the Haunted Field of Screams, Colorado’s largest haunted attraction.

The Haunted Field of Screams is an interactive tour of terror that leads you from one nightmare to the next. With the moonlight as your only guide, follow the trail lined by daunting 16-foot-tall cornstalks containing pure terror at every turn. Whatever your worst nightmare — the walking dead, murderous clowns, chainsaw wielding madmen — all will be realized while journeying through the cornfield and encountering room-after-room that will make you SCREAM!

With the moon and wit as your only guides, escape the impenetrable Dead Man’s Night Maze — the true corn maze haunt. With wrong turns, never-ending pathways and dead ends, you may never get out. Stay alert as lost souls and night creatures stalk your every move.

At Zombie Paintball Massacre, survivors must journey through an abandoned farm where the un-dead await in the shadows. The objective? To reach the zombie patrol outpost where you are trained to use high-powered paintball guns to fight for humankind. Then, head into the infiltrated cornfield and defend yourselves with a mounted semi-automatic paintball gun aboard a commandeered trailer. Will you make it out alive?

“The Haunted Field of Screams provides an unpredictability other haunts cannot offer by building the attractions from the ground up each year,” said Mark Villano, co-owner and operator of the Haunted Field of Screams. “This year, visitors will experience an interactive, thrilling and raw fright factor across all three attractions that is sure to leave their hearts pumping.”

The Haunted Field of Screams is located 15 minutes north of I-70 and I-25 at its all-new location, 10451 McKay Road, Thornton CO. There is free parking onsite.

All three haunts are open Thursday through Sunday at sundown from September 29 through October 31, 2017. Haunts close at 10pm on Thursday and Sundays, and at midnight on Friday and Saturdays.

Tickets for the haunts can be purchased at

Started in 2001, the Haunted Field of Screams is Colorado’s largest haunted attraction, with over 30 acres of haunted cornfield and three separate attractions. Located only 15 minutes from downtown Denver, the Haunted Field of Screams provides the most unique and bone-chilling haunt in the area. For more information, follow the field on Facebook or Twitter.  #FeartheCorn


Source:  Cristina Ceballo

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