Mike’s Maze in Sunderland open for fall season

Franklin County

Every fall, Warner Farm in Sunderland transforms their cornfield into a maze. 

The maze’s design this year depicts the infamous pirate Blackbeard, who was captured in the fall of 1718, the same year Sunderland was founded. 

Mike’s Maze said most people spend an hour and a half navigating through the maze.

“Anyone who is concerned about getting lost in the maze, I tell them its a cornfield it ends,” said David Wissemann, Member of Mike’s Maze Creative Design Team. “If you are really starting to panic, walk in one direction long enough and you’ll find the edge of the field.”

While walking through the maze, you’ll come across treasure chests, that contain a word scramble for the “Riddle Me Timbers” game. You’ll also see signs with pirate-trivia questions, and a pirate shipwreck.

There’s a lot to do at Mike’s Maze, besides just going through the corn maze. Mike’s Maze said many people come up just to use their potato blasters.

They said they had more than 1,000 people visit for their opening weekend. 

“This is kind of an atypical thing for farms, but it is starting to get more common now, said Mike Wissemann, owner of Warner Farm. “Its a way for people to come back and its simple fun.”

Mike’s Maze will be open on weekends in the fall through the first weekend of November. 

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