ARLINGTON — Last year, third-generation farmer Gary Biringer and his wife Julie replaced the former Biringer Farm Pumpkin Patch with a new Black Crow Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze, located at 2431 Highway 530 in Arlington.
This year, the Biringers' Black Crow Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze has returned from now through Wednesday, Oct. 31, and will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, from noon to 9 p.m. on Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.
Admission to the pumpkin patch is free and pumpkins are priced by size from $2 to $12. Admission to the corn maze is $8 per person before 6 p.m. and $9 per person after 6 p.m. Visit the corn maze before 6 p.m. and you'll receive a free or discounted pumpkin worth $2. Visit the corn maze after 6 p.m. as part of a group of 25 people or more, and each person will pay only $8.50 for admission. Kids shorter than 46 inches will be admitted to the corn maze for free both before and after 6 p.m.
Visitors can bring family and friends to picnic in the old covered wagon, while kids can enjoy a hay bale maze, a slide and a skeleton graveyard. Free wagon rides will take visitors to the patch's "you-pick" pumpkins, as well as its decorative gourds, corn stalks, fresh apple cider and crisp apples. Tours can be arranged by appointment by calling 360-435-5616. For more information, you can "like" the Biringers' Black Crow Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze on Facebook at www.facebook.com/biringers.black.crow.