HAMPTONVILLE – Fall is here and that means it’s corn maze season. Alpha and Omega Corn Maze, located at xx Cheek Rd., Has become a popular agri-tourism destination not only for locals but also for visitors.
Jason Walker, co-owner of Alpha and Omega Corn Maze, said he had always hoped it would grow and be successful, but grew even more than he expected when it opened. in 2013.
“I was hoping he would get big, but I’m not sure if I would have thought he would get as big as he did,” Walker said.
In addition to the corn maze itself, the 20-acre agritourism complex offers more than a dozen activities including a small petting zoo, pony rides, hay rides, and more. Most activities, with a few exceptions, are included in the price of admission.
Walker said the goal has always been to add new options every year. This year’s most recent activities include a tractor pull with two sizes of tractors that adults and children can take turns pulling using a rope. A baseball throwing activity that shows speed and ax throwing is also new this year.
Walker said the guests came from all over the state, especially from nearby places such as Boone, Greensboro, Kernersville, etc., as well as visitors from outside the state of South Carolina.
The resort also has its own food concessions. Walker said their burgers are the best sellers and they are often complimented on the quality of the food.
“We have a lot of people who brag about the quality of our food,” he said.
This year, a Halloween Extravaganza is scheduled for October 30. Religious groups from the region will be on hand to distribute sweets and the evening will end with fireworks.
The sponsor of Alpha and Omega Corn Maze this year is Mercy and Truth Ministries, a non-profit organization providing spiritual and physical help to less fortunate people around Surry, Wilkes and Yadkin counties. Since 2017, MTM has provided food, clothing, mentoring and Bibles to the local community.
“We were very touched when an anonymous donor paid for Mercy and Truth Ministries to sponsor The Alpha and Omega Corn Maze this year,” said Brianna Simpson of MTM. “At MTM, we strive to bring some sunshine into the lives of everyone we reach while bringing them back to our one true hope, Jesus Christ. We appreciate everything Alpha and Omega do to give back to our local community and make our children smile! It is an honor to serve this community alongside them.
Kitsey Burns Harrison can be reached at 336-258-4035 or follow her on Twitter and Instagram @news_shewrote.