CHICKASHA, Okla. — The Reding Farm is one of 80 corn maizes commemorating the Peanuts 50th Anniversary this year, but it may be the only corn maize in the world with a dairy-go-round.
Measured at 38 acres, the Reding Farm corn maize is the biggest in Oklahoma. Red Silo Productions, which is run by Nancy and Jerry Reding, presents the ninth Maize Season from Sept. 30 through Nov. 13.
In addition to exploring miles of maize, visitors can enjoy several attractions that make the farm unique. The aforementioned dairy-go-round consists of barrels painted like cows suspended from a horse-walker. The cow train is another kid-favorite. A corn cob blaster shoots corn cobs hundreds of feet in the air. There are also plenty of animals on the farm including goats who can be coaxed to climb a hay bale walkway onto a barn roof.
There's also a Harvest of Fear Haunted Maize which features a crop of spooky characters including Freddy Krueger, scary clowns and a ghoulish girl on a swing. Jerry said the Harvest of Fear is completely different from year to year.
The Reding Farm also has autumn classics such as hayrides and a pumpkin patch. Nancy said about 8,000 people visit the farm every season.
Visitors can also enjoy a variety of local bands performing every weekend including Ol' Dixie Wrecked, Native Blues and Third Rate Romance.
A walk through the corn maize is $10 and the Harvest of Fear corn maize is $20. There is special pricing for groups and kids under two years of age are free.
During the maize's off season, Reding Farms hosts birthday parties, weddings, parties and other gatherings. See www.redsiloproductions.com for more details.