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Hood  Swamp Corn Maze was started in the Fall of 2017 on the family farm of Ham and Lois Parks. The farm has been in the same family for the past 5 generations. Our family decided to add an event to welcome young and old out to see what goes on an operating farm to help better understand farm life and help pass on  the importance of our family farms.

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Robert (Ham) Parks


Ham is owner and longtime farmer on Hood Swamp Farms. He is the oldest on the farm and will be 91 years old September 2nd and has been farming on his own since the age of 21. He is the main hayride driver and can answer any questions you might have.

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Jeffrey Parks
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One of the owners of Hood Swamp Farms since 1990 after completing education at North Carolina State University. He is one of the main operators of Hood Swamp Corn Maze and is the one you should contact about any information relating to the corn maze or the farm. 

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Jacob Parks


Currently enrolled at NC State University, he is one of the other main operators at Hood Swamp Corn Maze. He makes the sixth generation to come home and farm in the farms history and is helping to  keep it running for many more years. 

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Shawn Parks

I am married to Jeff Parks.  together we run Hood Swamp Corn Maze. We have been married for 25 years and have two wonderful sons, John and Jacob. At the corn maze I work the concessions and the ticket booth for maze and hayride! I will be the one to answer your questions about prices and 

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