The Ferrell family has deep roots in Cary.
In 1898, Charles and Alice Ferrell established the farm that is today known as Green Acres. Their great-grandchildren still live in the same farmhouse built in 1900, continuing to work the land with care.
In the fall, the Ferrells open up their homestead, located at 1132 Morrisville Carpenter Road, to the public, offering an interactive corn maze and other fun seasonal activities.
This year’s corn maze includes 2.3 miles of trails. “We’ve got 10 stations in there that’s kind of a game within a game,” said David Ferrell, owner of Green Acres. Participants attempt to check in at all the stations before finding their way back out.
But that’s far from the only activity found on the farm. Hay rides, hay maze, bounce house, swings, tractors and plenty of other activities are included in the entry fee.
Pony rides, mechanical bull rides, goat feeding, face painting, concessions and horseback rides are available for an extra fee. And for a fun take-home souvenir, pumpkins of all shapes and sizes are for sale on the honor system.
Beginning the day after Thanksgiving, Green Acres will also sell Fraser fir Christmas trees.
The fall festivities run through Oct. 30. Farm hours are Friday 4–9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.–9 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. until dark. School groups may schedule a corn maze appointment during the week from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Entry is $10 per person, $8 seniors, $6 military with ID and scouts in their uniforms. Season passes and group rates are also available. Visit www.greenacrescary.com for more information.