The first day of autumn is just around the corner and store aisles are starting to take on a distinct orange-black-purple-hue.
Grady County residents beginning to find themselves in the spooky spirit need not wait long. The Reding Farm Haunted Maize, Harvest of Fear opens Sept. 27 and will spook visitors until Nov. 3, Fridays and Saturdays beginning at dusk until 10 p.m, Nancy Reding said.
This year's special spooky attraction, the Oklahoma City Zoo will be bringing their Zoo Mobile on Oct. 19 and 26. The farm also has a new barn for birthdays and other events. There are also new bouncy horses.
Reding Farm favorites, the cow train and the "hillbilly roller coaster," croquet, horseshoes, the pumpkin patch and the farm's own concession stand will be serving up during the festivities, Reding said.
How scary is the maize?
Reding said that parents should "know their own child" in regards to whether or not the maize will be too scary, but recommend children be at least eight or nine.
Reding said that if the maize is too scary, they will retrieve them from the maize and often refund the admission price.
"We've had to carry adults out," Reding said.
Admission for the Haunted Maize is $15 per person and the Haunted Hayride is $10 per person. Or attend both for $20 per person.
Costumes are not allowed at the maize, so leave the boo boo bling to the professionals.