By Kathy FoxSquirellfutchlogo-webL. Collins

Residents looking for a unique experience that allows them to escape to the country need look no further than the Single R Ranch in Plant City. During the month of October, guests can enjoy the Fourth Annual Futch Family’s Fox Squirrel Corn Maze. The Single R Ranch is located at 3002 Charlie Taylor Rd. in Plant City. The corn maze will be open from Saturday, October 3 through Sunday, October 25 on Saturdays and Sundays only. The gates open at 10 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. Guests are asked to exit the maze by 6 p.m. Friday, October 9 is reserved for pre-arranged group field trips of 20 or more.

Janet Futch said, “Wayne Futch has designed this year’s maze with a labyrinth of twisted pathways that is truly amazing. There is approximately 1.5 miles of paths cut through five acres of corn stalks intended to challenge all who enter. It won’t be just a walk in the stalks, but an adventure as you maneuver through puzzling pathways to find the exit.”

A visit to the Single R Ranch offers a unique experience offering something for everyone. There is a tractor pulled hayride, a pumpkin patch, games, arts and crafts, and great food. In Squirrely’s General Store, shoppers can find homemade goods, antiques and other unique gift items.

Futch added, “The Fox Squirrel Corn Maze is home to one of the top five pumpkin patches named in the Tampa Bay area in 2014, making it the perfect backdrop for those priceless photo-opportunities and for taking home one of the best pumpkins around. You might even spot Sherman, one of the notorious fox squirrels that inhabit the ranch, to which the name of the maze is owed.”

Futch said, “We started this in 2012, and we are the only corn maze in Hillsborough County. We have greeted folks from all across Central Florida who come to see this one of a kind event. When we see people having a good time with smiles on their faces, it is priceless. We know then that we have done our job.”

Admission is $11 for adults and $10 for children 3 to 17 years old. Children 2 and under are free.

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