PHOTOS: Oxford Farm opens fall season with corn mazes, pumpkins

New hay tower, kids' corn maze among the new additions to the farm

Oxford Farm in Hersey welcomed fall with food, fun and games during its opening weekend. 

Oxford Farm in Hersey welcomed fall with food, fun and games during its opening weekend. 

Pioneer photos/Cathie Crew

HERSEY — Oxford Farm in Hersey welcomed fall with corn mazes, games, photo ops and food during its opening weekend.

Co-owner Kendra Kissane told the Pioneer previously that they had such as great response from the community last year, they decided to add to the fun this season.

In addition to the traditional corn maze, there is a new hay tower and kid’s corn maze designed to look like a barn, additional yard games and a new farm store built by local Amish men, where they sell fresh cider and donuts. Other items for sell at the farm store include popcorn, caramel apples, coffee, locally made fall décor, heirloom pumpkins and farm-fresh bouquets.

For those interested in learning more about farming, the family will explain how crops grow and how livestock is managed.

Kissane and her husband moved back to her family’s farm recently with the idea of hosting a fall festival for the whole community.

The farm will host themed nights throughout the season including:

  • Sept. 24-25: “Light up the Night.” Guests can walk the corn maze at night with a flashlight. Hours are 7-10 p.m. $15 a ticket. Stieg said this event was a resounding success last year, especially for kids.
  • Oct. 9: Fall photos on the farm with the professional photographer "Ol' Mother Hen." The cost is $15 for an edited photo, and $5 of the proceeds from each purchase go to Spectrum Health's Susan P. Wheatley Cancer Center in Reed City.
  • Oct.15-16: First annual Haunted Corn Maze. Hours are 7-10 p.m. Cost is $15 a ticket.

Oxford Farm is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and 1-8 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 16, at 1799 S. 155th Ave., Hersey. For more information call 616-498-8236.