Children of the Corn

Okay, so there’s about a week left till Halloween. You know what that means to me? It means that if I get started now, I might be able to make it through every last one of the myriad mazes and haunted houses that the metro area has to offer, starting with the Chatfield Corn Maze, an eight-and-a-half-acre maze in the shape of a globe complete with illuminated bridges, a pumpkin walk, a children’s mini-maze and more, including the 25th Hour and the Butcher haunted houses (for adults and teens only). The Chatfield Corn Maze is at 8600 Deer Creek Canyon Road in Littleton, and tickets are $4 to $8 for the maze, $15.95 for haunted-house admission or $24.95 for both haunted houses. Call 303-973-3705 or visit www.botanicgardens.org.

If you have little ones, you’ll want to check out the Crazed Corn Field Maze, which includes a pumpkin patch, corn-kernel play box and a playground with bouncy castles, pony rides, petting zoo and more. Kids five and under get in free; all other admission is $6 to $8. For information and hours, call 303-913-5947 or visit www.hauntedfieldofscreams.com.

The Denver Rescue Mission Harvest Farm is an attraction with a good cause; proceeds benefit the rescue mission, so while you’re enjoying the pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides, petting zoo, corn cannon, corn-snake tunnel, pig races and other fun stuff, you’ll know you’re helping out people who need it. Admission is $8 to $15; Harvest Farm is at 4240 East City Road 66 in Wellington. Visit www.harvestfarm.net.

This is just the tip of the rat’s tail. For full haunted house, corn maze and other Halloween listings, keep your mouse at westword.com.
Fridays, 4-10 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sundays, 12-10 p.m.; Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 6-10 p.m. Starts: Sept. 5. Continues through Oct. 26, 2008

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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