HAMPTONVILLE — The Alpha & Omega Corn Maze will host its second annual Helicopter Egg Drop on April 15. This unique 20-acre agritourism complex, located at 1105 Cheek Road, is owned and operated by Jason and Lori Walker and Van and Jennifer Hemric.
During the fall, the farm, as the name suggests, features a maze of corn for the children to navigate their way through. The farm also offers a variety of other activities including a bounce pillow, pumpkin cannon, concession stand and more.
Walker said their first egg drop event last year had more than 3,000 people in attendance. This year the eggs will be dropped from the air at three different times, 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Children will collect their eggs and then receive their candy.
In addition to the egg drop, children and families also can enjoy the corn cob express, fun zone, corn box, picnic pavilion, see saws, tug of war, animal acres, pipe world, bounce pillow, bounce house/obstacle course, corn hole, and plenty of photo opportunities.
Pastor Kenny Pardue will share the Easter story of resurrection before the egg hunt begins. Thumper the Easter Bunny and the Sweet Frog also will make an appearance.
A full snack bar of concessions will be serving a delicious breakfast menu including bunny pancakes, sausage biscuits, ham biscuits, popcorn, soft drinks, coffee and hot chocolate. Indoor restroom facilities are on site.
“Customers tell us they are drawn to farms like this as they search for a wholesome and unique outdoor activity for their whole family,” Walker said.
Cost for the event is $6.50 plus tax online and $9 at the gate. Children 2 and younger are admitted free.
For more information, visit the Alpha and Omega Corn Maze Facebook page, visit website www.alphaomegacornmaze.com or call 336-466-5402.
Kitsey Burns Harrison may be reached at 336-679-2341 or on Twitter and Instagram @RippleReporterK.