Visiting Cornbellies in the Fall is always a treat for my family. We go every year (sometimes even twice a year!) and it’s a great, family-friendly way to get into the holiday spirit.
This year we came at night. We had gone out to dinner at a nearby restaurant first so we could snack on the yummy fair food they always have (fresh baked cookies anyone?). Once we got through the line we spent some time letting peanut play in the pumpkin patch. She climbed on them, felt the different textures and remarked at how interesting and different they each were.
After, we headed over to the carnival rides and playground. Peanut tried the corn boat this year. She was a tad scared (that thing goes way higher than you would think) but still had tons of fun. Next, we went to the castle playground in the back. Both my kids climbed and ran and jumped and squealed as they explored this fun wooden castles.
We wandered throughout the property, playing games like bowling, ring toss, basketball, and duck racing until the firework show began. We found a tall playset (they have slides and playgrounds everywhere that we took our kids to the top of so our little ones could see. Their eyes lit up at the beautiful light display.
When the firework show ended we headed over to the corn maze. The Cornbelly corn maze is one of the highest rated mazes in the country. Each year they create an entirely different design. (There’s also a separate kiddy mazy and a haunted maze). You can get a map if you prefer not to get lost for hours, or you can try to make it through on your own!
After making our way through the corn maze, we made our way to the corn pit. (If you have little kids and have never done a corn pit-you are missing out.) We spent the majority of our night here. We found a few shovels and a bucket for our kids to play with and they scooped and poured over and over again while my husband and of talked and relaxed on the side. We stayed at the corn pit until Combellies announced they were closing. We gathered up our things and shook out our clothes before heading back to the front of the property towards our car.
Tips for Your Visit
- + Allow yourself plenty of time. There’s A LOT to do at Cornbellies, and you’ll likely want to spend a few hours here. We usually leave feeling like we could have been there much longer.
- + Visit Insanity Point if You Want to Get Spooked. One of the best things about Cornbellies is that they have activities for every age group. If your kids are little, just avoid Insanity Point and there’s nothing to be scared of. If they are older, you can send them to the back, gated area and they can go through the Haunted Corn Maze.
- + Dress Warm. If you’ve never been to Thanksgiving Point, it gets windy. So bring layers and make sure to dress your kids warm so you don’t end up having to leave early.
- + Check the Calendar: There are tons of events that go on throughout the day at Cornbellies and they change EVERY DAY. If there’s something specific you want to see (like the firework show or the light parade) check the calendar first and plan accordingly.