Smile #181 – Nice to Meet You, Hall Family Farm!

Nice to Meet You, Hall Family Farm!  

Fall has slowly descended upon Charlotte. I guess I should have noticed it with everything pumpkin spice flavored.  PSL, anyone?  I truly noticed it when the fluctuating weather forced me to switch outfits 2x in one day.  Mornings are too cold for shorts and afternoons are too hot for jeans.  Next time, I am sticking with PJs.  #sweatsforlife

There are endless ways to celebrate fall.  Picking pumpkins and getting lost in a corn maze are just two quintessential fall traditions.  This year, Bubble, lil Sis and I paid a visit to Hall Family Farm.  Despite it conveniently located in the residential area so close to home, I have yet to stop by.

The quaint farm offers hayrides, pumpkin picking, a kid zone, and corn mazes.  A mini corn maze geared toward younger children and a non-scary corn maze readied for adults.  There is also a cider bar and a funnel cake station.

When we arrived, the place was packed with families.  Kids ran around screaming in joy while parents sat under the picnic tent enjoying a glass of cider.  We might be the only ones here without a kid….

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We grabbed a wagon and headed to the pumpkin patch.  There were pumpkins everywhere!


Is it just me, or does this look more like a pregnancy announcement…..Yeah, going to save it for later.  Much much later…

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These photos are much better.  Lol.


The 5 acre field features a different theme every year. This year, the maze is Wonders of the World themed.  (Did they know I was coming! jk jk!)   When viewed from above, the interconnecting path cuts through the corn like different wonders of the world.  So does that mean I have been to all 7 wonders of the world?

They upped the corn maze challenge by applying technology in the field. Visitors are asked to download an app to begin the map hunting quest.  Search the maze for 12 hidden map stations.  Pick the correct trivia fact at each station and scan its QR code.  The correct choice will add a map piece to your phone’s maze map.  Find all 12 map stations in the quickest time wins a prize.

Alright, let’s get started!

We found our first piece of the puzzle pretty quickly.  The rest of it, not so much.  The trivia questions were tough!  Who knew the Stonehenge was carved from compacted volcanic ash called tuff?!  Or the temple to the Goddess Athena was designed in classic Doric style!?  I think I need to travel more!

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After 36 minutes of rummaging in the field, we collected all the pieces, except 2.

The night has began to settle in.  Thank goodness for our cell phone flash lights to help us find our ways.  We circled the area in attempts to find those missing pieces, but to no prevail.  Sometimes you push through and sometimes you should just take the exit on the right.  We didn’t find all the pieces, but it was fun spending the afternoon in the outdoors.  🙂

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