Monday, October 8, 2012


5 Fun Texas Corn Mazes ~ Fall 2012

Looking for a fun way to celebrate the coming of fall??  Try a Corn Maze!

Corn Mazes have been around for ages - but here in Texas, we like to make them big - the bigger, more elaborate, the better.  The ones around us have themes and make the coolest pictures when viewed from above.

A few reminders before you go:

  • Dress appropriately - wear pants and closed-toe shows.
  • Sunscreen/Hat or Bug spray might be a good idea.
  • Take water - just in case you get lost.....
  • Weather is a big factor on availability of a maze - most farm owners will not be open if the fields are too muddy.
  • Check the websites for all the below mazes - most have status updates on the mazes.
So plan a fun fall afternoon and go get lost in a maze! 

photo credit: Barton Hills Farms

Barton Hills Farms (Bastrop):  Open Weekends September 22nd - November 18th

On the banks of the Colorado River outside of Bastrop lies a 5 acre Corn Maze.  Open on weekends, this maze is designed for you to get lost in!  It has interactive clues (a Passport) to help you get through and generally takes 45 minutes to complete. General admission (Adults $10; Children $7) covers the pumpkin patch, maze, frontier games, live bands, and more.

photo credit: Rocky Creek Maze
Rocky Creek Maze (Moulton): Open Friday, Saturdays, & Sundays October 5th - November 18th
Chaloupka Farms features this 8 acre maze that leads you down 2.5 miles of twisting paths.  Choose to navigate yourself through the maze, use the passport clues or use their texting feature to find your way out.  Text a code number you find on a sign to receive a clue to make your way through the maze! So cool! Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for kids and includes unlimited admission to the maze, hayrides, barrel train, butterfly garden and more.

photo credit: South Texas MAiZE
South Texas MAiZE (Hondo): Open Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays September 22nd- November 25th
This corn maze is 7-acres big, dedicated to celebrating the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts.  Located on the Groff Family Farm in Hondo, this maze is known for elaborate, twisty, mind-bending fun.  Taking more than an hour to complete, everyone comes back year after year, as this maze continues to out-do itself.  Admission is $10 (adults & children 2 & up) and includes hayrides, bouncing pillows, pick your own pumpkins, and more (additional fees may apply).

photo credit: Sweetberry Farms
Sweetberry Farms (Marble Falls): Open September 29th - November 11th
Sweetberry Farms always has an "A-Mazing Texas" Maze.  In the shape of Texas, this year's theme is on Texas Towns that have an animal name.  Start with a map, find each of the twelve towns and receive a "punch" for each town.  Find them all to win a free soda or water. This is a complex maze that takes a bit of work and time to complete, but fun nonetheless. Admission is $7 for each person ages 6 and up. There is a ton of additional Fall Fun (hayrides, train rides, pick your own pumpkins, etc.), so make a day of it.

photo credit: Yesterland Farms
Yesterland Farms (Canton): Open Weekends September 22nd - November 11th 
This farm features a fun fall festival that has a 3 acre corn maze.  This year's maze is dedicated to country singer, Neal McCoy and his East Texas Angel Network.  The farm features 30+ fall activities for the whole family including a farm zoo, hayrides, and barrel train.  Yesterland Farms also has an amusement park.  Admission is $10 for 3 and up and includes the fall activities.  The amusement rides are additional.


Steve said...

I could be lost for weeks in some of those mazes. Either that or I'd run up an enormous texting bill asking for a hint at every corner. They're still lots of fun though.

Leilani Rogers, Photographer said...

Thanks for the round up... been here 12 years and haven't run through a maze yet. That's some kind of crazy!