Best for Families -- Fall Festivals and Corn Mazes Provide Quick Getaways with High Fun Factor

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Quick, easy, and fun is the magic phrase for families. Looking for an easy way to share the best of the harvest season with your kids? Each fall posts Best for Families - Fall Festivals & Corn Mazes – Quick Getaways Across North America. For 2010 the regional lists also include family-friendly spots across Canada.

Smiling sunflowers at Kraay Family Farm in Alberta.

Take a mini break with your children and have fun. Run through a maze of corn, hug a scarecrow, sip apple cider and pick the perfect pumpkin. Create memories to last a lifetime.

Mini breaks can make a world of difference. We know that pint-sized fun is better than no fun at all whether it’s a daytrip or a weekend escape, enjoying time together and making family memories matters. Based on reader feedback has expanded the Best Fall Festivals & Corn Mazes for 2010 to include more mazes and festivals in the USA plus terrific spots in Canada.

The Best Fall Festivals and Corn Mazes for Families for 2010 regional lists reveal a plethora of chances to have fun with kids. The lists span eight distinct geographic regions in the USA plus three regions within Canada.

The collection of festivals and events runs the gamut from barnyard mini-golf in Vermont and pumpkin bowling in Kansas to pig races, hayrides, living history, and the most remarkable corn mazes on the continent. Mini breaks in Canada include plenty of pumpkin patches, scarecrows, hay rides, corn piles, and apple picking plus corn quests in Nova Scotia and a cranberry bog encounter in British Columbia. For night owls there are maze adventures by moonlight or flashlight.

Celebrating the season takes more than corn, pumpkins and apple cider. To be the best means offering families clever ways to add to the fun of the season. The best for 2010 was compiled from Family Travel Files staff favorites as well as suggestions by readers who took the time to “Tell Mom” about their favorite fall festival or corn maze.

The expanded list of family friendly Fall Festivals & Corn Mazes may be viewed at by clicking on the special green and yellow folder labeled “aMAZEing Fun” or by selecting a region of the country and viewing the relevant feature. To expand the list for the future readers are encouraged to “Tell Mom” about their favorite family corn maze or fall festival.

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