Cooper’s Family Farms Corn Maze goes haunted

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The Milton Corn Maze, located behind Milton Middle School, is being prepped for the Halloween season. The Haunted Maze will be open Friday through Saturday for the last two weeks in October.

“Come with people you enjoy having fun with and you want to see the dickens scared out of,” Kim Cooper, owner of Cooper’s Family Farms said.

Seven stations with famous horror movie themes are located throughout the maze.

“We have chainsaws, clowns, even clowns with chainsaws and if you’re lucky, a big surprise at the end,” Kim Cooper said.

Cooper’s Family Farms Corn Maze has been operated under present-day owners Kim and Joyce Cooper with help of their family for the past 15 years.

“When the girls were really young we celebrated their birthdays by coming to the traditional corn maze,” Debbie Adkins, Nitro Elementary teacher, said. “As they got older, they loved the excitement of the haunted maze. It’s such a thrill, they take the scare factor a lot better than me but we have a blast. It continues to be a yearly tradition the whole family looks forward to.”

The Cooper Family Farm has been installing other attractions for people to enjoy around the maze.

Last year, the Farm introduced its fastest attraction yet: zip lining. The zip line course allows people to soar over the maze with over 1,500 feet of flying. The course is made up of three towers; the highest, nicknamed “Stairway to Heaven,” is over 80 feet.

Staff light campfires during the night for attendees to stay warm and cook s’mores. Maze admission includes the corn maze, campfires, unlimited access to the corn crib crawl for children and endless access to the new play area.

The Haunted Maze will be led by a tour guide in groups of 10 to 15 people. Tickets can be bought starting at 5:15 p.m. to avoid waiting time. The Haunted Maze starts at 7:30 p.m.

Brianna Paxton can be contacted at [email protected]

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