by Peggy Mazyck
Experience excitement and fun at Mercer County farm attractions this fall. Numerous corn mazes offer aMAZEing entertainment for all ages and Mercer County agriculture is offering a farm tour and FREE meal made with locally-raised products at their “Brunch on the Farm.”
This year, Coolspring Corn Maze is showcasing “The Greatest Maze on Earth,” a circus-themed corn maze. General admission includes The Corn Maze, Indoor Hay Maze, The Hayride, Pedal Tractor Racetrack, Two 40′ Mountain Slides, and Barnyard Board games. Additional pay activities for $5 each include Mechanical Bull Riding, Gemstone Mining, Pony Rides, Cow Train, and Pumpkin Blaster.
Coolspring Corn Maze is located at 537 Franklin Road Mercer, PA. 16137 (just 3.5 miles northeast of the Mercer County Courthouse). They are open on Fridays from 4-11 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m.-11 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m.-8 p.m., from September 15 through November 5, 2017. For more information, visit www.coolspringcornmaze.com.
Irons Mill Farmstead is located in New Wilmington, PA, right in the middle of Amish Country and just 20 minutes from the Grove City Premium Outlets and Volant Village Shops. For 2017, their ten-acre corn maze showcases “America’s Shiplap … Chip and Jo at Irons Mill.” Enjoy fall fun with 30+ family attractions including hayrides, pumpkin patch, corn maze, zip lines, jumbo jumper, superslides, pig races and fireworks in October.
Irons Mill Farmstead is located at 252 Greenfield Road, New Wilmington, PA 16142. Visit them on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. -7 p.m., from September 16 through October 29, 2017. For more information, visit www.ironsmillfarmstead.com.
Fair Haven Farms is a great destination for fall family activities. Their Fall Festival is open to the public, September 16 through October 29, 2017 (Saturday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 12 noon – 6 p.m.). Autumn is the perfect time to select some beautiful pumpkins and try the corn maze. Try your skills at Pumpkin Chunkin and visit farm animals and new attractions for toddlers and school-age kids. Fair Haven Farms is located at 206 Lee Road, Grove City PA 16127. Visit them online at www.FairHavenFarms.net.
On September 23 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., experience life on the farm first hand at Brunch on the Farm. Tour a local dairy farm and then enjoy a delicious meal prepared with locally raised products. This event is FREE but a ticket is required. Visit www.MercerCountyAgdevelopment.com for more information. Visitors will meet at the Shenango Township Municipal Park, 3439 Hubbard-West Middlesex Road, West Middlesex, PA 16159. A bus will take you to Canon Dairy Farm for the farm tour. The brunch, displays, and demonstrations will take place at the park.
You can find more information on Coolspring Corn Maze, Irons Mill Farmstead, Fair Haven Farms, Mercer County Brunch on the Farm, and other outstanding events going on in Mercer County at www.VisitMercerCountyPA.com. Make memories to cherish for a lifetime. Take some awesome shots on your smart phone or camera. Your family and friends will enjoy the wonderful fall activities and scenic fall landscapes throughout Mercer County PA.