2013 Theme: Love Asheville Give Local
September 6-October 27, 2013
Get lost in Western North Carolina's largest corn maze this fall with 12 acres of twisting trails at Fields of Fun Corn Maze in Asheville at the Eliada campus. Find attractions for all ages. And it's a fundraiser to help care for children! They are just 10 minutes from downtown Asheville in a scenic valley surrounded by mountains. (See directions at bottom.)
Named one of the top 12 corn mazes in the country by Endless Vacation magazine, the event brings over 20,000 visitors annually to the Eliada’s century-old campus.
Each person attending the maze receives a map. The map shows numbered checkpoint stations set up within the maze. When you reach a checkpoint, you punch that location so you know where you’ve been. The checkpoint system is an easy way to progress through the maze, and no one’s gotten lost yet!
Other popular attractions include the giant sandbox filled with corn kernels, haybale maze, hay ride, pumpkin patch, barrel train, and corn toss games.
Eliada has devoted one area of the corn maze to the Spookley the Square Pumpkin Storybook Trail. Based on the popular children’s book, Spookley is a pumpkin who is a little different, but he uses his unique shape to save the day...
All proceeds from Fields of Fun benefit Eliada, a non-profit organization that has served Western North Carolina for over a century. Eliada serves children and families in need through a diverse spectrum of programming. Almost 40 children and adolescents live on the campus as part of their Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) program. Through the PRTF program, they serve high-acuity young people who have often been through horrific abuse and neglect. In addition, they offer foster care, day treatment at Eliada Academy, child development center services, and case management.
Street Address: 2 Compton Drive, Asheville, NC
From 40 West, take Exit 44. Take left at light and proceed straight ahead through next 8 traffic lights; you will need to be in left lane to turn left at next traffic light (landmarks: gas station on left, Kerr Drug on right). This will put you on Leicester HWY. Go approximately 2.25 miles, turn right on Compton Drive (it’s the second street after the first set of lights you go through). Proceed up the hill; Compton Drive will dead end into Fields of Fun.
From 40 East, exit off on Exit 44, take a left, then proceed straight through the next 9 traffic lights. Turn left at next traffic light onto Leicester Highway. Proceed same as above.