Dell’Osso serves up the scares

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PHOTO BY MIDORI MORITA

For almost two decades, the beloved Dell’Osso Family Farms has brought joy to San Joaquin County.

PHOTO BY MIDORI MORITA
PHOTO BY MIDORI MORITA

Dell’Osso’s corn maze opens every year the first weekend in October and stays busy everyday through Halloween so there’s only a couple days left to visit.

“Customers are always expecting something new,” stated Yvonne Olcomendy-Sampson.

With more than 15 attractions, such as the Pumpkin Blaster, Haunted House, private parties and the famous giant corn maze, the farm brings in around 150,000 to 175,00 families every October.

“We’ve actually made friends with one of the ladies who gives tickets here. I’ve known her since I was pregnant with my daughter,” said Ashley Acosta, a mother who has been coming to the farm for almost 17 years.

Families enjoy the friendly staff and great experience that comes with each visit.

“I give every visit five out five stars,” stated Acosta.

Acosta could not choose their favorite attraction. With so much to do, it’s hard to pick just one favorite.

Every attraction is no more than $9. Package deals run for varied attractions run up to $22 a person.

Dell’Osso is fun and affordable for the whole family.

In recent years, the farm has attracted teens and young adults with a haunted house that gets scarier every year.

This year there are more than 10 different actors jumping out in gory costumes ready to scare unsuspecting victims who decide to walk through.

Dell’Osso also hosts special events during October.

These events include a scarecrow contest, a Boy Scout and Girl Scout weekend and a dog costume contest.

The scarecrow contest is one of the biggest events on the farm and has more than 50 entries ranging from Girl Scout troops, businesses and individuals.

The grand prize winner receives $500.

The Dell’Osso family and staff also encourages everyone of all ages to send in corn maze ideas for the upcoming year. The winner gets an “a-MAZE-ing” combo pack, which is good for a family of four and includes unlimited entry to the corn maze and haunted house all day.

This isn’t the only time Dell’Osso is up and running.

The farm also hosts Mud Run on the Farm and Holidays on the Farm.

Holidays on the Farm is another popular event that opens Dec. 6.