The Right Choices Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch will be opening for its third season on Saturday, September 20th.

“We were excited to host approximately 19,000 visitors at our farm last fall and anticipate another great year,” said corn maze spokesperson Charity Keith.

Located in Southwest City, Missouri, approximately 12 miles east of Grove, the seven-acre corn maze is designed to dept the cover of the newly published book, Right Choices, authored by maze owner Galen Manning.

Visitors to the Manning farm can explore the maze, choose a pumpkin, take a hay ride and walking trail to Slatten mine, shoot the corn cannon, and ride the cow train.

Free activities are also planned such as pumpkin ball, corn ball, duck races, horse shoes, a farm animal zoo, a 40-foot hill slide and roller slide, hay jump, hay tunnel, and echo bale.

Visitors may also view the maze from the loft of the 140-year-old barn, or have a picnic near Manning Cave.

The farm has belonged to the Manning family since 1866, and seven generations of Mannings have lived there.

In addition to the many activities at the farm, some special events are planned.

The Tired Iron Tractor Club will take place on Sept. 27-28 with an antique tractor show. Live Christian music will be featured on Oct. 4 and Oct 11. Bon fires for marshmallow roasts will take place on Oct. 5 and Oct. 12, and horse drawn wagon rides will be available on Oct. 18-19. Area Community Health Emissaries will be making free tooth prints for kids on Oct. 25-26, with a portion of all ticket sales from the weekend being donated to their organization.

The Right Choices Corn Maze is open Thursday through Sunday from September 20 until November 2. The website,, has the farm and family history as well as pictures of the activities.

Anyone with further questions may call (417) 762-3695.