Halloween is right around the corner, and in Yakima there are plenty of spooky activities, such as haunted houses, school dances and the Union Gap Corn Maze.
The corn maze is something my friends and I have been going to for the past three years. If you’ve never been, let me tell you a little about it.
The corn maze is exactly what you’d imagine it to be: a maze in a cornfield. During the day there are various activities around the maze and a pumpkin patch for families. But at night it’s a completely different story.
The “haunted maze” takes place at night, during which about 30 people dress up as your typical Halloween stereotypes — you know, clowns, werewolves, ax murderers, the usual. These haunters hide in the corn and jump out, and scare and chase anyone who comes near them.
Every year the whole corn maze experience goes exactly the same. Big groups of friends enter ... and never exit together.
Here’s a list of do’s and don’ts for your experience at the corn maze:
- Do bring someone. It’s very easy to get separated, especially when you’re running around in the dark. I recommend going with at least one friend or a significant other to cling to. That way, if you do get separated from the rest of the group, you’ll have at least one other person with you.
- Don’t bring little kids to the haunted maze.
Take these tips and have a spooky time this year at the corn maze, which is located at 3213 Tacoma St. in Union Gap.