Thursday, October 17, 2013


Texas Corn Mazes ~ 2013

With the fall weather, Texas families are looking to get outdoors and celebrate the harvest season by visiting local farms that have pumpkin patches, hay rides, and corn mazes.  And Texas has some terrific corn mazes with some incredible designs.  Though they elaborate themes may only be seen from above, the mazes are fun and can take time to get through.  Definitely a fun family afternoon.

Here are a few fun Texas Corn Mazes:

photo credit: Barton Hills Farms

Barton Hills Farms (Bastrop):  Open Weekends September 28th - November 10th
On the banks of the Colorado River outside of Bastrop lies a 5 acre Corn Maze - this year, they have an incredible Willie Nelson-themed 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 4th - November 24th

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 21st- December 1st
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 28th - November 8th
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 21st - 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.

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! 

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