The massive green corn maze is ready to go.
So is the smaller maze designed for kids.
So are the pumpkin patch and straw pyramid.
All that’s missing are people to enjoy them — but they’re expected to start coming in droves beginning this weekend.
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Middleton’s Fall Festival opens Sept. 26 just outside Pasco.
“The main theme for us is that we’re here to help you make memories with your family and friends,” said Keith Middleton, co-owner.
The premier feature is the four-acre Seahawks-themed maze with the shape of a football player holding a 12th Man flag.
It’s no lightning-quick solve. Middleton said it takes about 45 minutes to one hour to find your way through.
Maze-goers will find interactive games inside as they navigate through the stalks. On Saturday nights, maze-goers can make their way through using flashlights.
A one-acre maze featuring a cancer ribbon and “2015” also is set up for kids.
The festival is in its third year, while the corn maze made its debut last year. That version also was a Seahawks tribute — a Hawks’ logo with a 12th Man flag and the words “Go Seahawks.”
The theme was easy to pick, Middleton said.
“My family — we’re all Seahawks fans, so we thought, ‘Why not Seahawks?’ ” he said.
The family wants to run the festival for years to come.
“If people leave here like, ‘we’re coming here next year; it’s a family tradition’ — that’s what we want to hear,” Middleton said.
Along with the maze, there are plenty of other features, from the straw bale pyramid to hay rides and a barrel train, a potato sling shot, fire pits, a petting zoo and a play area filled with 4 tons of corn kernels instead of sand.
Middleton’s Fall Festival attendees also can pick out and purchase their own pumpkins from the pumpkin patch. More than two-dozen varieties are available. Refreshments will be sold.
Middleton Six Sons Farm covers about 2,000 acres in Franklin County, growing crops including asparagus, hay and corn.
The family friendly attraction runs 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 1. Field trips during the week are available by appointment.
Admission is $8 for ages 3 and older. A group rate is available.
For more information, go to www.middletonsfallfestival.com.
The festival is at 1050 Pasco-Kahlotus highway.