The corn maze has returned to Just Piddlin Farms with the layout modeled after the Hunt Ford logo.

"Each year we try to find a local business that wants to partner with us because it does get a lot of exposure," said Chip Willingham, owner of Just Piddlin Farms.

The corn was planted at the end of May and the maze was cut the first of July. Willingham said it started off as one solid field of corn.

"[The logo] is a simple design, but it is a complicated maze," he said.

The maze has 12 checkpoints inside that help you fill out the crossword puzzle on the back of the handout. Each checkpoint has a question about Just Piddlin Farms and Hunt Ford and you have to fill in the blank.

Willingham said the biggest

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attraction has always been the pumpkin patch.

"People will take their wagons out into the pumpkin patch and pick their own pumpkin," he said.

Just Piddlin has a play zone and hayrides for kids, and this year they have added a geo-dome for the kids to play on. They also have a straw tower that has tubes and tunnels for the kids to crawl around inside.

They have added a pavilion to the end of the Beehive to give adults more room to sit and watch their kids. Willingham said they keep the play zone enclosed to give parents peace of mind so they can relax.

There is a small petting zoo which has animals like chickens, a baby calf, rabbits and new to the mini-zoo are miniature pigs.

They have parties and gatherings inside the Beehive for $100. People can also purchase food like bread, pies, hot dogs and BBQ if they are there during lunch.

"We do limited time [access to building] in season so we can have at least two birthday parties on a Saturday and kids can come play," Wellingham said. "Out of season they get a little more time in the space and they can have the whole space."

Just Piddlin Farms also offers schools a chance to bring their students to their farm. The students get to know where products are raised, they tour the observation house and learn about the importance of honey bees to farmers.

Just Piddlin Farms hours of operation on Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The cost for adults for the corn maze is $7, for children the play zone and hayrides cost $3 and for children to do the hayride, play zone and corn maze the price is $8. A family can purchase a family pass for the whole season for $15 if they know they are going to be at Just Piddlin Farms more than once over the month and a half they are open.

Events at Just Piddlin Farms include a weekend of activities on Oct. 4 and during Fall Break from Oct. 7-11. They will have a night corn maze during Hunter's Moon on Oct. 12 and EKK Fall Fun Day on Oct. 19. Just Piddlin Farms closes on Nov. 2.

For more information, visit their website at http://www.justpiddlinfarm.com/ or call them at 270-542-6769.

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