Just a bit of history for you as to how we became farmers of "the maze." We at Forrest Hall believe that agri-tourism is emerging as a respected and viable form of agricultural operation in our community. We found ourselves on this agri-tourism road as we transitioned out of 50 years of tobacco production; partly because we were looking for an alternative crop that would allow the whole family to work together as we did in tobacco. It wasn't until the winter of 2000 that we came across an article about corn mazes in a Progressive Farmer magazine and were intrigued by the possibilities. We weren't sure how our community would "receive" this type of operation...but we were sure of one thing - growing a little bit of corn and a little bit of hay were not going to make up for the missing farm income - we needed an edge.
And here we are today...Crazy Corn Maze Farmers! Each year we plan a different maze for the enjoyment of children of all ages. We've had a train, elephant, dinosaur and more. Our corn maze draws hundreds of visitors from far and near. It's a day filled with fun, exercise, education, and lots of laughter!
Forrest Hall Farm Shop, the latest addition to our operation, opened in 2004. We offer fresh, local produce, fall mums grown right here at the farm, as well as apples, strawberries, and a variety of products, gifts and collectibles. We have recently begun offering a line of gourmet pies. Visit the store using the link above for more details and pictures.