Phillips Farms Corn Maze Opens Saturday | WRAL News

Phillips Farms of Cary Grows Farm-style Fun this Fall with a New Corn Maze Experience, Family Fun Park, Farmer’s Market, and More.

CARY, NC – Phillips Farms of Cary will open its gates this fall to more than 55,000 guests starting on Saturday, September 17, 2022. A popular destination for families throughout the Triangle and nearby cities, the farm offers a wide array of farm-style fun for locals of all ages.

Phillips Farms of Cary Fall Market

Their Family Fun Park passes are available featuring more than 30 exciting outdoor gaming activities that include access to the farm’s wagon ride, cow train, corn maze, and picturesque Sunflower Field – opening later in the season and perfect for gram-worthy moments with the family.

For its opening weekend, the farm is offering buy one get one 50% off. Opening Weekend Hours: Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10am-6pm and Sunday, Sept. 18 from 1pm-6pm.


Phillips Farms of Cary


The farm’s owner and operator, Michael Phillips shares, “We’re proud to offer families a safe, open-air, authentic farm experience that’s packed with unique games, activities, entertainment, food, adult beverages, and goods from some of the area’s best local vendors. I love meeting families across North Carolina that make us a destination. Our goal is to make a day out at the farm affordable, comfortable, and enjoyable for the whole

In addition to ticketed fun, one of the farm’s biggest attractions is its Fall Farmer’s Market that’s free and open to the public. The farm offers a huge selection of pumpkins, mums, straw bales, & corn bundles for all your fall decor needs. Its very own Busbee’s General Store anchored at the market offers guests fresh-made kettle corn and a variety of baked goods and snacks for purchase.


NC Eat & Play's Local Wanderluster Corn Maze


This year, Phillips Farms of Cary partnered with the popular social media brand, NC Eat & Play. The in-demand social page and website serve as the farm’s events partner and have held several successful events at the farm. The brand will be taking over more than 7 acres with NC Eat & Play’s Local Wanderluster Corn Maze. Locals will have the opportunity to wander through 1.5 miles of fun maziness while discovering great ways to indulge throughout North Carolina.



Megan with pumpkins

NC Eat & Play’s Founder and Chief Curator, Megan Nichols explains, “There’s something really special about Phillips Farms. There is so much to do here with the family. Kids get to have a blast. Parents can enjoy getting in on the action too or we can kick back and enjoy the live entertainment, shopping, food, and drinks. She adds, “I’m all about making memories with my kids and every visit to the farm with them creates a lasting one each time. And I hear the same from my followers too!”

With the success of this year’s record-breaking spring and summer programming, the farm has invested in more ways to make guests happy. The farm is launching a new online ticketing system with local events app, Field Day to provide advance day tickets and to help move lines quickly through. The farm has built additional gathering shelters and sitting areas to enjoy when grabbing a meal from the invited food and beverage trucks. Guests will also have additional parking available with new lots closer to the main attractions.


The public can purchase tickets at or at the gate. A general admission ticket is $15 per guest for ages 2 and up if paid with cash, and $17 per guest ages 2 and up paying with a credit card. Online fees apply for online purchases.

In the coming weeks, the farm will also release information about its popular nighttime Haunted Farm for all those looking for scary fun. The farm will transform from a daytime cheerful place of laughter and smiles into a frightening horror show during the night.





One of the most popular social media brands in the state, NC Eat & Play reaches more than 300,000 locals every day with great storytelling that highlights ways to enjoy all that North Carolina has to offer. With an intense focus on local wanderlusting, it’s worked with some of the most iconic brands in North Carolina like Cheerwine, Biscuitville, Pepsi, Carowinds, Omega Sports, and others.

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