Get To Illinois’ Scariest Corn Maze Before Halloween Ends
Nothing screams Midwestern Halloween fun quite like a Haunted Corn Maze.
Fun fact. I worked at a haunted corn maze one Halloween season during college. I don't remember where it was, somewhere outside of Dekalb, but I had a friend ask me if I wanted to make some money running around a cornfield scaring people in the middle of the night and I couldn't say yes fast enough.
The two of us were given Jason hockey masks, overalls, and a chainsaw with the chain removed. The two of us ran around a corner of the maze just absolutely terrorizing people. We looked similar enough to really confuse people. Fortunately, we activated everyone's flight response and no one's fight response. It might have had something to do with the chainsaw.
It sounds like this kind of fun is being had in far southwest suburban Kendall County at Heap's Haunted Corn Maze
During the day, Heap's is your traditional Midwestern pumpkin patch/apple orchard/fall time picture place you get dragged to once a year.
They cut out a corn maze every year that can be enjoyed by the entire family when the sun is still up.
Once the sun goes down however, a different energy takes over Heap's farm during October weekends.
Legend has it that the original owners of Heap's farm from 150 years ago come back to haunt whoever tries to finish their corn maze.
The maze is populated by people trying to scare you, including this gentleman who may or may not be wearing blackface. I'm terrified that he might get cancelled.
I missed the lady with the beer can stabbed through the eye costume at my last Halloween party, but it's on full display at Heap's.
Only two weekends remain in the 'Spooky Season" before it's officially Christmas. Get out and enjoy it while you can.
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