Eliada Welcomes Fall With Annual Corn Maze

Photo courtesy of www.eliada.org

Eliada Home’s annual corn maze and festivities return to West Asheville through Oct. 31 this year, offering 12 acres of labyrinthine mazes, hay rides, corn cannons, and other attractions.

This year’s maze theme is Growing Eliada and the maze features flowers, fruits and veggies. The maze raises funding for youth served by Eliada Home – a nonprofit that provides residential housing, education, and treatment for over 600 youth and families in need of special education and foster care among other services.

Each fall, the event hosts over 20,000 visitors, featuring multiple mazes for wandering, cow trains, slides and inflatables, a giant jumping pillow, a creepy crawly climbing spider web, and Storybook Trails.

Storybook Trails provide an opportunity for younger children to read stories as they are guided through the maze, and features the tale of Spookley the Square Pumpkin – a story that promotes diversity and discourages bullying in honor of October’s National Bullying Prevention Month.

The maze can also be used for field trips where classes have the opportunity to learn about farming and agriculture to celebrate National Farm to School Month.

In addition to its regularly scheduled programming, the maze can be rented out for parties, groups, and business events; and on Saturdays, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue partners with Eliada, bringing dogs on site for adoption.

New this year, Eliada is also introducing “CornStalk: Music at the Maze”, from 3-8 p.m.  on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the corn maze. The ticketed event grants entrance to the maze, all of the attractions, and features local musical acts: Virginia and the Slims, Dangerous Gentlemens, Sons of Ralph, and Buncombe Turnpike. Food from The Grubbery and Ciao Y’all food trucks will be available, as well.

Alongside the regularly scheduled events and activities, concessions such as hamburgers, hot dogs, and cider are available any day of the week; and every Friday night the maze welcomes local Asheville food trucks to the maze’s ‘Date Night’.

All of the proceeds support programming and services offered by Eliada.

The corn maze is located at 2 Compton Drive, Asheville, N.C. and is open September 30th through October 31st, Monday – Friday: 9a.m.-3p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Ticket Pricing: Adult (age 16+) $12, Children (age 4-15): $10, Children 3 and under are free.

For more information, visit: http://eliadacornmaze.com.

Attractions

  • A giant jumping pillow for children and adults has become a quick favorite after last year’s debut!
  • Enjoy a hayride as they drive you around our field and through a portion of the corn maze!
  • Fire away— Load the corn cannons with an ear of corn, aim, and shoot at one of the giant pumpkin men targets
  • Enjoy the story trail featuring Spookley the Square Pumpkin, this is the perfect size “maze” for the littlest folks in your group
  • Watch out — the giant tubes slides might just sweep you right off your feet
  • Do you have a “creepy crawler” of your own? Then the spider web climber is the place for them