Posts Tagged ‘Halloween’

Come and Visit Our Spooktacular Corn Maze!

 

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It’s that time of year again, when the ghosts and goblins and scarecrows gather forces and plot their shenanigans for the upcoming Halloween season. And their favourite spot to convene? Why our own spectacular corn maze, of course! They’ll be hanging around and haunting and hiding in an amongst the twisting turning maze for the next couple of weeks, so why not come down to our transformed Garden Centre and say Boo!

 

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One of the great things about observing annual holidays is making and celebrating your own traditions. And at Fiesta Farms we’ve been doing that very thing for a few years now during the weeks that lead up to Halloween, and every year we do it it gets a little better. With Halloween lurking right around the corner, it means one thing; our corn maze is back, and it’s as fun and spooky as ever.

 

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Our Garden Centre is the perfect spot for the corn maze, with plenty of room for twists and turns and surprises along each cornrow and around every corner. Look up, look down, peek into nooks and crannies, around bales of hay and through dry corn husks and dangling spiderwebs, you’ll find something to amuse and cast a spell on you and your little ones.

 

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The maze is open now until October 31, Halloween, and you can visit it anytime during store hours, nine a.m. to eight p.m.on weekdays and nine to six on weekends.  In fact, for a spookier experience you might you want to visit after the sun goes down.

 

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If you’re not sure you can muster the nerve to visit, you might want to have a sneak peek at this little video we shot of last year’s maze. This year’s model is just as fun, with a few extra surprises thrown in just to keep you on your toes. And feel free to share your experience on your social platforms, take as many photos as you like using the hashtag #Fiestacornmaze. Have a fun and safe Halloween!

 

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Our Halloween Corn Maze Is Back!

 

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Don’t look up!

 

If you missed our a-maizing corn maze last year, or perhaps were too timid to check it out, fret not –  starting this Sunday, October 7, the corn maze is back and better than ever! Continue »



A Corn Maze for Halloween!

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Are you ready to be corn-founded and a-maized? If so you’ll be thrilled to know that Fiesta Farms has brought back our fantastic Corn Maze that was such a hit last year!

Installed outdoors in our Fiesta Gardens Centre, this fun-filled walk-through puzzle is sure to delight the whole family, and maybe even bewitch you a little!

“This is the second year we’ve done it,” says Dino Virgona, manager of the Fiesta Farms Garden Centre. “Michael, one of our staffers had been wanting to do it for a couple of seasons so last July we planned it out and made it happen. This year Michael, John, Chris and Ryan put it together.”

“The maze isn’t haunted,” Virgona adds. “There are skeletons hanging around but nothing that jumps out and scares the crap out of you. There are way more ways to get lost though, so be warned.”

 

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Walk through it during the day for an entertaining stroll, or wait until the sun goes down- the maze stays open until eight p.m. each weeknight- to add a that little element of spookiness to your sauntering. You never know what lurks around the next corner, but for those who want a little hint, check out this video of last year’s maze.

 

 

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The #FiestasCornMaze is up until Halloween, when Virgona and his team take it down and start setting up the Christmas tree market.

Hours: 9-8 Weekdays 9-6 on Weekends

Location: 200 Christie St. Toronto, ON TTC: 7 minute walk north of Christie Station

Parking: Garden Centre Parking Lot

Accessibility: Fully accessible, though some rows are narrow

Admission: FREE

 



The Great Pumpkin Recipe

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With Halloween lurking right around the corner like a kid in a goblin costume, we thought it was time to turn our attention to the great pumpkin. A member of the squash family, cucurbita pepo is native to North America and has been cultivated here for thousands of years, with sees found in archaeological digs in Mexico dating as far back as seven thousand years B.C. Nowadays we tend to regulate the pumpkin to the front porch as a decoration, or in pie form around the holidays. Why not change all that and start incorporating pumpkin into your regular recipe repertoire? Starting with something totally delicious and unexpected – popsicles!  Continue »



Classy Candy Apples

When Halloween falls on a Thursday it usually means there will be ghosts and goblins all weekend long. Anyone hosting a Halloween party this weekend might be interested in making their own treats. It was with that in mind that we started looking for upscale treats suited to this ghoulish holiday.

 

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There are so many cookbooks and websites overflowing with ideas and recipes ranging from the painstakingly perfect and beautifully sublime to the equally artful but, well, gross and disturbing. Continue »