The public is invited to come to the 4th Annual Cape May County 4-H Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, hosted by the Cape May County Board of Agriculture and the 4-H Livestock Program! The 4-H Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch takes place on Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 29-30, Oct. 6-7 and Oct. 13-14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lehner’s Farm & Nursery, 175 Rt. 47 S. (mile marker 9), Cape May Court House.
The event is both family and wallet friendly. Activities include a five-acre scare-free maze, hay rides, a Tiny Tykes Hay Maze, a pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, a petting zoo and scarecrow making. Also, volunteers will be staffing games and activities such as pumpkin bowling, ring toss, and game tables for checkers and tic-tac-toe.
Linda Horner, 4-H Youth Development Coordinator said, “The first three years were a huge success and this year promises to be even better!”
New additions this year include apple picking, for a fee, across the way at Stiles Farm and Nursery. “Apple picking is a popular fall activity that combined with a visit to the corn maze will make for a fun adventure for the entire family,” added Horner.
Other new activities include new free games such as ladder ball and corn hole, and a corn maze scavenger hunt.
Admission to the corn maze remains the same low price of $5 each, and a $20 family discount is being offered for parents and their immediate children. Children two years and under are free. There is an additional small fee for pumpkin painting and scarecrow making. A variety of seasonal foods and refreshments will be available for purchase.
The Cape May County 4-H Youth Development Program will be holding two 4-H Open Houses at Lehner’s Farm on Saturdays, Oct. 6 and 13 during the 4-H Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch. The public is invited to come and learn more about the variety of 4-H clubs in Cape May County available for children in kindergarten through one year out of high school.
Funds raised from the 4th Annual Cape May County 4-H Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch benefit the 4-H Livestock educational programs and the Cape May County Board of Agriculture. So, join us for some affordable family fun! Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cmc4hcornmaze for updates!
The 4-H Youth Development Program is part of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station and the Rutgers Cooperative Extension. 4-H educational programs are offered to all youth grades K – 13 on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, natural origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
Learn more about the Cape May County 4-H Youth Development Program at the 4-H Foundation website, www.cmc4h.com, or call (609) 465-5115 ext. 3605.