Best corn mazes-I can now check visiting a corn maze off my list. For years I have wanted to do so and now I have finally done it. My family has now started a new fall, family tradition, thanks to Forneris Farms.
We decided to go to the Forneris Farms on opening day. We were hoping to go early morning, but arrived in the afternoon, before it got too hot. You know how hot it gets in California, especially in the San Fernando Valley. Filled with excitement we were ready to tackle our first corn maze. I just love new things.
Forneris Farms is family owned. We met with one of the owners Barbara and her daughter. They were so friendly. They were prepared to make sure we had a great time, just as well as all of there guest. As we approached the corn maze we were greeted by a nice lady that gave us water and maps and she told us about the cornundrum. When my daughter heard that there was a cornundrum it was as if her ears perked up even more than they had for the corn maze. She loves conundrums. I did not know that the cornundrum was going to pose a problem for us. I was focused on the map and the maze, my daughter was focused on the map and the cornundrums and the little guy was acting as if he knew what was going on. He had the map in his hand and was mimicking everything we did. We let him believe he was being a huge help. He did help find some of the signs for the cornundrum. As we entered the corn maze we met up with a woman and her daughter. She immediately asked where the entrance was. She said she had been in the corn maze for almost two hours and wanted to get out by any way possible. We directed her and she left. I began to wonder what were we in store for. My daughter was driving me nuts trying to find the numbers to the cornundrum and follow the map. She realized she could not do both and realized we were not following the map. Minutes later, she began to freak out and wanted to turn around, go back to the entrance and start over. She was feeling claustrophobic. Now, I began to think this was going to be a long day. We started over, found all of the cornundrums and we were out within an hour. Who knew this would be so much fun! We saw some the same people as we tried to find our way out and when we saw new people coming in as we made our exit, we were asked how long did it take us. We were proud of our time.
After the corn maze we decided to ride the train around the farm. We were educated on the history of the farm, corn and pumpkins.
After the train ride we met back up with Barbara. She made sure we tried their lemonade, hot dog (my son tried the hot dog) and corn. Since I am into trying new things, I decided to try something new when I ate my corn. I have never had corn with mayo, chili and Parmesan, so I put all of that on my corn. My intentions were to just put a little on one half. As I stood there putting on my condiments, I dressed my entire corn with all of them. The first bite was surprisingly good. Oh my goodness. The corn was nice and sweet. I can still taste it as I write this post. YUMMY!!! (thank you Barbara) My daughter does not like mayo, she tried the same thing and loved it as well.
While we sat eating we decided to listen to the band. The music was fun and good. They were even giving away pumpkins! The only way you could win is if you played the game hot potato. Everyone was having such a good time. We opted to not play the game. While everyone was playing hot potato we decided to try and guess the weight of this large pumpkin. I cannot remember what the prize was, but I am still hoping I am a winner.
We stopped by the petting zoo. My son rode a pony. Both he and my daughter fed some of the animals. We saw some of the cutest chickens and a huge rabbit. I wish I had taken a picture of that rabbit. He was so fat I did not get a chance to see him move around.
There were carnival games available, were everyone is a winner. My son loves winning so this was perfect. All of the kids left feeling like winners. In the game area there is face painting available. We did not get a chance to try the face painting. Maybe next year.
When we were preparing to leave my son selected a pumpkin to take home. Wow, a pumpkin patch and corn maze! He picked a really nice pumpkin. We have not carved it yet, but are looking forward to it. We carve pumpkins every year and roast the pumpkin seeds, but this year will be the first year I am going to do some baking with my pumpkin.
We thought we were just going through a corn maze. We had no idea there would be so much to offer. We were there for almost three hours and were well entertained. Although, this was our first time vising a corn maze Forneris Farms is one of the best corn mazes in Southern California.
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