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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Ghost of the Corn Maze at the Louisburg Cider Mill

It's the season for pumpkins, apples, ghosts and corn mazes. I'm not sure about the ghosts, but Louisburg Cider Mill certainly knows about the others. The mill, just 20 miles south of the Kansas City metro area, is a year-round tourist attraction, and fall is their favorite time of year.
Ghost of the Corn Maze
photo from their website

Load the kids in the car, or just bring out the kid in you, and take part in the October fun. Each year, the mill chooses a different theme for their corn maze - this year, the 10-acre maze is called the Ghost of the Corn. So maybe there is a ghost after all.

Visit the pumpkin patch to pick out your special pumpkin. Priced by size, you can buy from the patch or by visiting their country store. I love pumpkin and just writing this makes me hungry for a slice of pumpkin pie.

The fall festival also offers hayrides, farm animals, a tricycle track and all kinds of activities for kids. Each weekend features a special event. Oct. 14-16 is college weekend. Saturday the 15th is Zombie Forest Night. Saturday the 22nd is the Burning Scarecrow event and the opportunity to go through the maze in the dark. The last celebration is on Halloween.

And dog parents, you can take your furry baby with you as long as you keep him leashed.

For adults, shopping is a delight. If you like anything apple or pumpkin-related, it's your time of year at the Country Store. There's apple cider, sparkling apple cider, pumpkin butter - to name just a few of their products.

Of course, there's also peach butter, cherry butter, apple salsa, peach chipotle, blueberry preserves, honey, and many other choices. If you're a root beer fan, check out their Lost Trail Root Beer.

MSNBC listed the cider mill as one of the top 10 in America. For more information, check out their website at Louisburg Cider Mill is located off Hwy 69 on Hwy 68 just west of the town of Louisburg. It is approximately a half-hour drive south of I-435 in Overland Park.

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