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Maan Farms Haunted Halloween Corn Mazes

Maan Farms Haunted Corn Maze

Maan Farms is a farm that hosts kid-friendly pumpkin patch activities in the fall. It’s also home to what is arguably the scariest corn maze in Canada.

The pumpkin patch and kids’ play areas at the farm’s Barnyard Adventureland are popular places for children in autumn. The Haunted Corn Maze, on the other hand, is only recommended for older fright seekers who love Halloween and getting freaked out! To enter that attraction, you have to be at least 10 years of age, although most visitors are older teenagers and young adults. It’s impressive!

For information about the venue’s kid-friendly activities see our article about the Maan Farms Pumpkin Patch. To learn about the more extreme haunted attraction, however, continue reading or visit the Maan Farms website.

 

Maan Farms Haunted Corn Maze

 

Haunted Corn Mazes at Maan Farms

Located at 790 McKenzie Road in Abbotsford, Maan Farms has a couple of corn mazes. One is suitable for all ages in the fall. It’s fun for young children to explore during the day. At night, however, the other corn maze is ultra-scary!

The serious haunted corn maze changes slightly each season. Last year, for example, Maan Farms had a regular haunted maze which had live actors and was really scary. The actors would hide behind corners and jump out and scare people, but never touched anyone.

In 2019 there was also a second maze, called Pitch Black, which was even freakier! Why? Because the actors would actually reach out and grab visitors, and in some cases even drag people away from their friends! It was hard-core and wonderfully frightening!

In 2020 there was no maze where the actors touch you. There was an ultra-scary maze, and with lots of live actors in costume. It was designed though to be COVID-appropriate.

 


For tickets and more information click Maan Farms 2020 Haunted Attractions.


 

Halloween at Maan Farms

 

The Haunted Corn Maze in 2020

The Haunted Corn Maze was different from usual in 2020 because of COVID-19. It was still one of the Lower Mainland’s scariest and most extreme haunted attractions though. It’s definitely one of the best!

In 2020 the haunted maze had a background-story theme. A young man, Thomas, discovered an old video about an abandoned testing facility located underground at Maan Farms. Thomas went to check the place out, to see if the story was true. He never came back!

If you dared to visit the Haunted Corn Maze in 2020 you would have met the monsters that poor Thomas had encountered. In the maze you would have found numerous ghastly scenes. You might have even found Thomas’ remains!

Details for the 2021 maze, including the theme and background stories, are to be confirmed.

To learn about the background story, and for an idea of what to expect in the outdoor maze, check out the following video. Then visit the place in person, but only if you dare!

 

 

What to Expect

If you visit Maan Farms at night in October you can expect to see lots of young adults, pumpkins and people having fun. If you arrive early enough, you’ll see thousands of pumpkins in the field. You’ll also see the occasional monster-like character wandering around the country store, parking lot and entrance to the attraction. Dozens more ghastly creatures await in the maze.

When you go inside the corn maze you’ll find some of the scariest creatures and scenes you have ever encountered! You’ll find psychopaths, monsters, murderers, dead bodies, the living dead and all kinds of creatures.

We checked out the Haunted Corn Maze in 2020 and were thoroughly impressed. The maze went in one direction, so you wouldn’t get lost. You likely also wouldn’t have run into any other guests, at least not inside the maze or its various structures. What you would have found, however, were about 70 live actors in ghastly costumes.

In addition to walking through the maze, you’ll also enter around 18 or so structures. Inside the buildings you’ll walk down hallways and into rooms filled with wonderfully frightening scenes. You’ll see people being tortured, mad scientists conducting experiments, psychopaths in pain and monsters that want to eat you. You’ll find more of the same outside in the maze too.

It takes about 15 minutes to get through the entire attraction, or maybe slightly longer. We estimate that about half the time you are indoors and half the time you are outside in the corn field. For the full quarter hour you are thoroughly freaked out and wondering what’s around the next corner.

2021 details are to be determined.

 

Haunted Corn Maze Video

To give you even more of an idea of what to expect, check out the following video. It’s of scenes we saw inside the maze when we visited in 2020. As you’ll see, the attraction features dozens of live actors screaming, writhing in agony, and looking absolutely terrifying. It’s an impressive event!

 

 

Admission Dates and Rates

The Haunted Corn Maze ran from September 25th until November 1st in 2020. It was open on all weekends during this time, most (but not all Thursdays), the Thanksgiving Monday, and Wednesday, October 28th. It was closed all Tuesdays and all but one Monday and one Wednesday. 2021 details will likely be comparable

Admission on weekends and just before Halloween is when “Hot Nights” occur. On those dates the place stays open an hour later than normal and the price is slightly more.

Dates, hours of operation and ticket prices were the following in 2020:

Early Bird Admission

  • $35 for tickets purchased online in advance
  • On September 25th & 26th and October 2nd & 12th
  • From 7:00 to 10:00 pm

General Admission

  • $42 if purchased in advance or $49 on the day (but also purchased online)
  • On October 3rd, 8th, 12th, 15th, 18th, 22nd, 25th, 28th & 31st as well as November 1st
  • From 7:00 to 10:00 pm

Hot Nights Admission

  • $48 if purchased in advance or $55 on the day
  • On October 9th, 10th, 11th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 29th and 30th
  • From 7:00 until 11:00 pm

Notes: In 2020, tickets were required to be purchased online in advance, even when buying them on the day of your visit. They were booked for set time slots and were non-refundable. Tickets were also required to be purchased in groups for between four and six people. If it was just you, or just you and a couple of friends wanting to go, you would have needed to find more people from within your “bubble” to join you (unless you wanted to pay extra for the additional spots without using them). This may or may not be the case again in 2021.

 


For tickets and more information click Maan Farms 2020 Haunted Attractions.


 

Maan Farms Haunted Corn Maze

 

Safety Precautions for 2020

Because of COVID-19, Maan Farms implemented a number of safety precautions to help keep both staff and visitors safe. These included the following:

  • The attraction is operating at a greatly reduced capacity – at up to just 50% compared to previous years – to help minimize crowds and ensure appropriate physical distancing.
  • Tickets must be purchased online. They cannot be purchased at the gate.
  • Face masks are required for all guests and employees.
  • Hand sanitizing stations are available at various places on the property.
  • Tickets are sold for set times and dates.
  • Temperatures of all attendees and employees are taken (in a non-invasive manner). People showing signs of a fever are not permitted entry.
  • Actors will not touch guests and guests are not allowed to touch the actors (unlike with the Pitch Black maze the year before).

 

Maan Farms Pumpkin Patch

 

Other Things to Know

Below are some other useful bits of information to help you make the most out of your haunted corn maze experience.

  • There are a couple of mazes. There is a less extreme Flashlight Corn Maze where you are allowed to use a flashlight. Maan Farms doesn’t provide flashlights though, so you’ll have to bring your own (or make sure your phone is well charged before you start). Flashlights are not permitted, however, in the Haunted Corn Maze.
  • The event takes place rain or shine, so bring a raincoat if necessary. Boots are also highly recommended as the ground can get muddy, even on days when it doesn’t rain.
  • To ensure not too many people are in the maze at any one time, don’t expect to go in right away. Expect to have to wait a while for your turn. Maybe watch the above background video again while you’re waiting, or tell your friends ghost stories to help get them extra nervous!
  • The Haunted Corn Maze isn’t recommended for children under the age of 10, people with nervous dispositions, pregnant women or folk with heart issues. There are strobe lights in the maze, so it’s also not recommended for people with sensitivities to flashing lights.
  • Don’t complain if the experience gives you nightmares afterwards. You’ve been warned!
  • Tickets are non-refundable.
  • Tickets are sold in groups of four, five or six, so you have to do the maze with members of your own party. Choose your COVID bubble wisely!

 

Halloween Monster Outside Maan Farms Corn Maze

 

Other Information

In addition to the Haunted Corn Maze, Maan Farms hosts other activities in the autumn and Halloween seasons. Be sure to check them out while you’re there.

To learn more about the venue and its various Halloween activities, check out the following on the official Maan Farms website:

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