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Glen Ray’s Corn Maze open this fall and Halloween

Oct 12, 2018 11:21AM
This Fall a 100 year old farm is transformed into a corn maze with lots of activities for all ages. Glen Ray’s Corn maze, located in Spanish Fork at 1750 W 8000 S, is now open for the fall and Halloween season. The family-owned 7 1/2 acre maze is open until November 3. It’s open every day, except Sunday. The land the attraction is located on is owned by Rex Larsen, a 5th generation farmer and son to Glen. The Larsen Family has been farming in Leland, UT (near Spanish Fork), for over 100 years.

Why is it called “Glen Ray’s Corn Maze?” Glen Ray's Corn Maze is a tribute to a much-loved grandpa and a way to keep Glen and his wife’s memory alive. Glen Ray Larsen was well known and loved in the Leland area. You could see him drive his baby-blue cattle truck with the “EET BEEF” license plate around the farm. But he’s also known for what he did for the community.

A Tribute to “The Corn Fairy” Family and friends called him the"Corn Fairy". For many years he grew rows and rows of sweet corn. He got up at dawn to quietly sneak bags of corn onto his neighbor's porches. So it was only fitting that the corn fairy should live on as a part of the corn maze. Visitors can find corn fairies hiding throughout the maze. Find them all and receive a treat. His life’s motto was, “It’s better to wear out than to rust out.“ He worked on the farm until his dying day. He and his kind, loving wife Genevieve, were major supporters of agriculture in the state of Utah and spent a large part of their life advocating for farmers and ranchers.

What can you do at the farm? This is the family’s first year opening the corn maze and pumpkin patch. Kids will love the smaller attractions such as the giant slides, pumpkin patch, kiddie corral, corn pits, farm games, petting zoo, little buckaroo rodeo with bouncy bull riding, stick horse barrel racing and more ($4 a person). Children 2 and under are free.

The $8 pass includes the smaller attractions with admission to the corn maze. A GPS feature helps guest find their way out. At $15 guests get everything else, plus the haunted maze, called the Field of Fright, which is open weekends and Halloween night. For those cooler fall days, there’s delicious chili and hot chocolate.

Field of Fright is recommended for ages 7 and older, depending on the child. “We take our guests on a trip to the haunted wild west. There are some very scary parts. We have lightning, fog, black lights, and several scary vignettes plus haunters throughout,” said Lewis.

They hope their work means they can keep Glen Ray’s legacy and love of farming alive in the state of Utah. “Farmers are facing really hard times right now as prices on most commodities are very low. The corn maze is a way to help supplement the farm as well as to share our love of farming and agriculture with the community,” she said.

For hours and more information see https://glenrayscornmaze.com.