Story by Lindsey Chester, photos by Casey Toth
Cary, NC- Looking for some local fun now that the Fair is over, but the weather makes you want to be outside? Try one of our local Corn Mazes. Our Photo Intern, Casey Toth, took a trip to the one created at the Phillips Farm located at 6701 Good Hope Church Road.
The Phillip’s farm is open from strawberry season through Christmas selling produce and trees. Their Corn Maze includes a hayride, bounce house, small vehicles that visitors can ride and a night time haunted maze (If you dare!) The maze will be operating through November 1st. Groups may arrange to visit during the week and the public is invited Fridays- Sundays.
Farm Family Tradition
Phillips Farms is proud of its long history of family ownership and quality farm products serving central North Carolina for over 100 years. Lee Phillips, the current owner, purchased Phillips Farms from his grandfather’s estate, William Busbee Ennis, in 1976. The farm’s primary crops were straw, hay and tobacco. In 1996 Phillips Farms began a successful strawberry picking farm frequented by thousands of adults and their children every year. In response to public health concerns and changes in the market, Phillips Farms ceased farming tobacco products in 1998.
To this day, Phillips Farms continues farming hay, straw, corn and strawberry crops at various seasons throughout the year and sells Christmas trees every December. The farm’s major attractions are the family Corn Maze and Haunted Farm. Thousands of families visit the farm for a healthy dose of family entertainment and a little scare, all in good fun.
To check out more mazes and other fun for the season read our previous story.