MAYFLOWER, Ark. (KTHV) - The Corn Maze at Lollie was originally started by the Schaefers Family in 2005 to pull in more income for their farm. The purpose now has evolved to much, much more.
It's located just a few miles outside of Conway and is right next to the Arkansas River. Today the corn maze does more than provide financial support for over 13 acres of land, but also helps to expose visitors to the importance of agriculture. Pat Schaefers, owner of the farm, said the majority of guests, especially the younger generation, have never been exposed to the process of growing vegetables, specifically corn.
“They get a chance to see what we do," she said. "And a lot of people don’t have a clue where anything comes from.”
Her favorite part of owning and operating the land is seeing her family together.
“You know, we’re doing 14-16 hour days and it’s tough,” she exclaimed.
It may be a tough job, but it's worth the fight. The maze sees anywhere from 5,000 to 7,000 visitors each season, but The Corn Maze at Lillie considers itself to be one of few mazes around making a larger impact.
Some popular attractions include the hay ride and train ride through the corn fields. Families can also pick out a pumpkin. Expect to enjoy a concession stand, picnic area, hay bales to climb on, and more!
Regular hours are Friday through Sunday. Special accommodations and times can be made during the week for schools and other special groups. The farm and maze are open until October 31st. $8 for ages 13 and up, $6 for ages 3-12.