By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer
Three new attractions and a special maze will greet crowds for the 10th anniversary season of Maxwell's Country Fun and Maze.
The attraction, 12908 S. Bell St., opens Saturday with a special $10 admission fee, as well as a new birthday cake labryinth to mark the anniversary.
"The Amarillo area has really embraced our Country Family Fun concept and it’s been a joy to see families come together and share a fun outing to celebrate the fall season," owner Larry Borger said in a news release.
The farm is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday for opening day. Regular hours through Oct. 29 are 5 to 9 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 9 p.m. Sundays. It also will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, for Columbus Day.
Maxwell's features more than 80 acres of farmland transformed into a hands-on, educational farming community packed with more than 30 rides, games and activities, including sing-a-long hayrides, mountain slide ziplines, a gigantic jumping pad, the pumpkin jumper, a hay pyramid and more. New attractions include Backyard Ball, offering basketball, football and baseball fun; tube swings; and Green Acres, a 43-foot by 95-foot game and play area.
The Maxwell's Munchies area will offer hand-battered corn dogs, hot dogs, funnel cakes, Corn’R Munchies with kettle corn, ice cream, iced tea and fresh-squeezed lemonade.
The Maxwell's Market area offers pumpkins and gourds for sale for fall decorating. On opening day, 10 percent of all pumpkin sales will be donated to Texas Children's Hospital in Houston.
Admission is $11.95 plus tax for ages 3 and older (online tickets are $1 less). Group rate is $10 plus tax per person for groups of 20 or more.
Season passes are $29.95 plus tax. And a Bounce Back Pass is $5.99 plus tax, allowing customers with a current-day wristband to come back to the farm one time.
Zip lines are an additional $2 per ride or $5 for three rides. Apples for the apple cannon are sold by medium or large buckets.