Finding new things to incorporate into my family’s holiday traditions is a favorite pastime of mine. When fall hits, we know we’re going to go apple picking, carve a pumpkin, and bake homemade bread and soups.

We know that at some point we’re going to watch "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown", "Beetlejuice", "Hocus Pocus," and now "Hocus Pocus 2."

We're going to drink apple cider, eat apple crisp and we'll need to rake leaves.

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Another activity we've added to our fall roster of family traditions is eating ice cream on a freezing cold night, after completing Treworgy’s Night Maze.

Cori Skall
Cori Skall

According to the Treworgy Website:

"The Night Maze is family-friendly, so there is nothing scary or “haunted,” just good old-fashioned fun.  Bring your own flashlight to wander through the maze. Each station will be lighted and guests will collect treats as they wander through the maze. The cafe will be open selling hot cider, hot chocolate, and donuts. We will have lighted hayrides and a campfire for warming. Ages 2 and under are free and do not require a ticket or reservation."

This year's award-winning maze is a tribute to the past 40 years of farming at Treworgy's.

Treworgy's 2023 Corn Maze, Treworgy Family Orchards

Each stop within the maze is well-lit. The hayrides, all decked out in Christmas lights, run every few minutes or so, so if you wanted to hitch a ride to or from the parking/check-in area to the maze entrance or to the café on the hillside, you won't have to wait long at all.

Wandering about the maze in the dark is a real thrill, especially when you can only hear the voices of the people around you, and barely make out shapes in the dim light between the lit stops.


In case it's cold, you'll definitely want some extra layers and extra hats and gloves. And maybe some extra napkins or hand-wipes to clean yourselves up, because despite it being chilly, you should definitely enjoy a victory ice cream at the end.

This year, Treworgy's Night Maze will run on Friday and Saturday, October 20th and 21st, and the following Friday and Saturday, October 27th and 28th.

You can find more info here.

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