Fall fun: Shuckles Corn Maze opens this weekend at Fiddle Dee Farms

Posted at 7:13 AM, Sep 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-25 08:57:49-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Trips, vacation plans and all sorts of fun activities were forced to shut down because of COVID-19. But there's one attraction in the Mid-State that's ready to go.

For 12 years, Fiddle Dee Farms has been putting on the Shuckles Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch for a few weeks in the fall, but many did wonder if it was going to happen this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The owners say people are eager to get out and have some fun. And with everything outdoors, it’s not only fun but safe, as well.

There's plenty of room for social distancing on the 58-acre farm, where the eight-acre corn maze is the biggest attraction. To give you an idea, the maze is a mile-and-a-half long, and there aren't any cut-throughs. Owners say it takes 45 minutes to finish.

But there's so much going on here, like a pumpkin patch, a hayride, a magic show, movie night and a lot of good food. They've also added some new attractions, like a giant spider web made of ropes and a train with carriages that look like little cows.

But of course, with the pandemic comes other changes to keep families safe.

"Being outdoors is a plus, first of all. We're taking extra precautions with our cleaning and sanitizing. There's hand sanitizer throughout the property, almost at every attraction there's a bottle placed there of hand sanitizer,” said Craig Pulley, with the Shuckles Corn Maze at Fiddle Dee Farms.

The owners say they won't be letting as many people on hayrides at once, to allow for social distancing. Masks are not required since people can social distance on the property, but the owners are asking people to wear them on the rides where people will be closer together.

They open Saturday and will be open every Saturday and Sunday until November 7.