There is no doubt, an outing (or two or three!) to the Exeter Corn Maze is always on our “must-do” fall list! It is just a FUN time for our entire family-mom and dad included!
This week, we had the chance to talk to the Cole family, the masterminds behind this fun little Southwest Missouri jewel. We got all the behind the scene details about the corn maze! Hope you enjoy learning more as much as we did!
What gave you all the idea to open the Exeter Corn Maze?
We had the Haunted Barn since 1999 and I had always wanted to do a pumpkin patch. Everything seem to come together just perfect one year and I finally convinced my husband to do it.
How long have you had the corn maze and pumpkin patch?
We have had them both for 7 years
What is your favorite thing about running the maze (and by “maze” I mean, the entire production!)?
Watching the kids that work with us grow up and become young adults then coming back to see us.
Least favorite would be the hours.
What are your hours?
- Friday 12p – 10p
- Saturday 12p -10p
- Sunday 12p-7p
- Wednesday 5p-9p
- We are also open during other times during the week for pre-arranged field trips. Groups can schedule these types of trips by giving us a call at 417.846.3959.
Many of our readers are not familiar with Exeter. What is the best way to find ya’ll?
Come to Cassville, Missouri, and turn west onto 86, from there it’s only 3 miles to Exeter. Once in Exeter take MM for another 3, you can’t miss all our signs.
What is something people may be surprised to know about what it takes to open up the maze?
We begin preparing for next year while open this year. It takes lots of time, sweat and tears. We miss out on summer completely while raising pumpkins.
What is one BIG dream you have for the maze?
To give it to our kids one day.
Thank you for taking the time to visit with us, Cole family! If our readers are interested in learning more about the maze, visit them online by clicking here or follow them on facebook by clicking here!