, 2022-10-11 08:02:32,
ROCHESTER — Leaves turning colors, crisp air and haunted houses: Welcome to October.
Before the warm weather disappears completely, like a ghostly specter, take some time to find a few fun outings. Here are found in and around Rochester that range from family-friendly to frightening.
Big Springs Farm Corn Maze, Lanesboro
Open for its second season of operation, Big Springs Farm has a 10-acre corn maze on the property along with other activities such as a pumpkin patch, jump pad, hay ride, corn pit and 100-foot long and 12-feet tall giant slide and many more family friendly activities.
Pamela Brown, owner of Big Springs Farm, said the farm has kicked it up a notch from its first year when the corn maze was the biggest attraction.
“We’ve added a queen’s apple. Some people may know what that is, but it’s an apple with caramel drizzle, whipped cream, peanut sprinkles and a cherry on top. Last year, our maze was a little bit smaller than 10 acres but not fully 10 acres,” said Brown.
The events at Big Springs Farm run every Saturday and Sunday until Oct. 30, and are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The farm will also be open Oct. 20-21 while schools are out for Minnesota Educators Association break.
There are also three nights for FlashLight Mazes on Oct. 21, 22 and 29. These events will run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. with the latest admission at 9 p.m. and will have no challenges other than navigating the maze in the dark.
Daily admission costs $10 and is free for those ages 3 and younger. Season passes are also available for $19.
Sekapp Orchard, Rochester
just off Collegeview Drive provides all the fun that can be found at an orchard this time of year. Open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Nov. 1, every Wednesday through Sunday.
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