It may seem counterintuitive, but sometimes getting lost in a field of corn can actually be pretty fun. That's the theory behind Sever's Corn Maze, the oldest of its kind in the Midwest. Husband-and-wife team Sever and Sharon Peterson created their first maze in 1997 after taking some inspiration from European garden mazes commonly found on castle grounds. This year's theme is agriculture, and there will be fun facts posted at various points inside the maze. There will be plenty to do once you make it out as well, as the festival also hosts live music, barn animals, a pumpkin patch, pig races, a straw bale maze for kids, and the corn pit, where folks can sink themselves into a pool filled with 10,000 bushels of corn. Tickets to the maze stop being sold an hour and a half before closing each night. $13. 1 to 9 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. Visit www.severscornmaze.com for more info.
Fridays, 1-9 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Starts: Sept. 14. Continues through Oct. 28, 2012