Greenway Plans Autumn ActivitiesSeptember 15, 2010
Corn maze is the new feature at Anne Springs Close Greenway.
Fall is in the air, and there is no better place to enjoy the outdoors than the Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill.
For the first time, the ASC Greenway and Springs Farm will team up next month to host the Fall Festival and Corn Maze. The festival will kick off Oct. 2, and run every Saturday and Sunday throughout October, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The fall festival will be in the Nature Center/Rush Pavilion area and include a corn maze, hay maze, wagon rides, pony rides, ghost stories, kayaking, canoeing, games, concessions and pumpkin sales. Unlimited admission for all events is $15 adults and $13 kids.
The corn maze is 10 feet tall. The Greenway hired a maze designer who developed the initial path on a computer.
"Then he got on his tractor with his laptop and used GPS to connect the dots," said Bill Steele, ASC Director. Steele hopes local families will remember to check out the greenway’s corn maze this year.
"We now have one right in our own backyard," Steele said.
Tickets for just the corn maze cost $8 each adult, $6 kids 4-11 and free for children 3 and under. It’s open every Saturday from 9 am-10 pm, and Sunday from 1 pm-7 p.m.
The After Dark Hay Maze will be open Saturday nights in October, 7-10 p.m., for fun with flashlights.
Haunted wagon rides begin on Oct. 15 at the Rush Pavilion and will run 7-10 p.m. on Fridays during the month.
Tickets are $5. Details: www.ascgreenway.org
For those of you who want to get your Greenway fix this month, check out Saturday’s sixth annual Barbecue and Bluegrass Festival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Dairy Barn. Twenty-five barbecue teams compete in this South Carolina Barbeque Association event. Listen to live bluegrass music as you taste your way through the competition. Tickets will be sold at the door - $10 adults, $5 kids (6-12) and free for children under 5.
If you want to get a little exercise before your barbecue, register for the Humane Society of York County’s 5K Fun Run and Dog Walk this Saturday, 8-11 a.m. at the Greenway’s Field Trial Barn. All proceeds go to the Humane Society’s move into an improved building. Advance race registration is $15 and t-shirts are also $15. Race day registration is $20. Details: www.humanesocietyofyorkcounty.org.
Archery enthusiasts also can have fun by participating in the Greenway archery tournament from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sept. 26. Twenty-five 3-D Mackenzie Targets will be set up, and Southern Archery Circuit rules apply. Check in at Rush Pavilion.
Written by Karin Janick, freelance writer, for the Charlotte Observer and posted on September 12th, 2010.