McDonald Farm Park and Corn Maze Opens for Season

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio — The McDonald Family Farm Park & Corn Maze has opened for the fall season.

The park, northeast of Zanesville along State Route 93, is in its twenty-fourth season.

“We want it to be warm, family friendly and fresh air and sunshine. We have the corn maze and we’ve had that for the past fourteen years, and the hayride is the most popular. We have pick-your-own pumpkin patches. We have a soybean maze. We have barrel rides. We have a pedal tractor cart. The most famous, the most popular thing we have this year is the jumping pillow. This is the third year for the kangaroo jumper. It’s a big orange trampoline on the ground that the little kids love,” says Susan McDonald, park Co-Owner. “Our corn maze is five acres and we heavily fertilize it. Then we plant the corn vertically and horizontally so it makes a grid so there aren’t rows that the guests can see down. Then I draw the picture on a piece of graph paper and a number two lead pencil. Then once we plant the field on Memorial Day, we put orange flags out in twenty-foot squares. So that makes your grid on the field and it matches the grid on the paper.”

McDonald says her family farm park is open Saturdays ten until seven, Sundays 12:00 until 6:00 pm and weekdays by appointment. The fee for the maze is $7 per person, ages two and under are no charge, and grandparents get in free with a paying child.

“Mums and pumpkins are our number one sellers,” she says.