Maze Craze at Galloway Farms in Hallsboro will have their opening day on Saturday, Sept. 24, and this year, the farm is partnering with Netflix to bring the ‘Outer Banks’ (OBX) to Columbus County.
The popular show follows teenage John B. as he enlists his three best friends to hunt for a legendary treasure linked to his father’s disappearance. It’s based on the actual east coastal barrier islands and features North Carolina history and folklore.
The 13-acre Outer Banks themed maze will lead you on a treasure hunt for OBX icons, like surfboards and signs, hidden throughout the labyrinth. Participants will receive a map before entering the pathways, and as icons are found, the map is to be marked accordingly. The hunt can also be done digitally by scanning a QR code at the start and as each item is found.
“We have a lot of big open spaces this year. It’s going to be really cool,” said owner Alma Galloway.
Galloway offers ways to win OBX gear on the Galloway Farm, Home of the Maze Craze Facebook page, and often does live contests throughout the development of the yearly theme. She also does “How Tall Tuesday” that tracks the growth of the maze, and contestants can take guesses in the comments about the stalk’s height to earn prizes.
Outside of the maze, experience a laid-back on the farm atmosphere with games, tractor-pulled wagon rides, barrel train rides, live farm animals, concessions, and more. A two-acre kid’s fun maze contains the story trails.
Walk along with your children, and read the story of Spookley the Square Pumpkin, Jack and the Cornstalk, The Three Silly Goats and Their Stuff, and sing with Farmer Alma’s Sing-Along Trail. Tickets start at $12 and grants you all the fun the farm has in store. Visit www.gallowayfarm.yapsody.com/event/index/738159/2022-maze-craze-at-galloway-farm to purchase your tickets through Nov. 6.
Whiteville’s hometown radio station, WTXY Kool 103.9 F.M., will be giving lucky listeners the opportunity to get free tickets to Maze Craze by entering the weekly birthday and anniversary drawing during the month of October. To enter the contest, visit www.kool1039radio.com/contests.
Maze Craze is located off Artesia Road just east of Hallsboro.