Rocky Creek Maze - Moulton
If you're searching for a maze with a touch of education mixed in, the Rocky Creek Maze at Chaloupka Farm is where to go. It's called "family agri-tainment" and is suitable for all ages. No zombies there. Chaloupka Farm ownership dates back to 1868 and the family is of Czech ancestry, so they have intertwined the Czech hospitality by sharing their love of agriculture and the country life. Also, duck races.
Yesterland Farm - Canton
If you don't laugh or squeal while watching the pig races at Yesterland Farm in Canton ... you will, don't worry. Besides the gorgeous grounds, there's a merry-go-round for some innocent fun, or stay until dusk for the zombie paintball.
At'l Do Farms - Lubbock
In its 15th season, this family-owned farm in Lubbock will saddle you up on a horse to peruse the grounds. Besides the time-tested corn maze, there are more than 150 carved pumpkins with designs from Disney characters, "The Wizard of Oz", "Peanuts", celebrities and American themes to admire.
Farmageddon - Amarillo
Touted as the only haunted corn maze in Amarillo, you have to know it's going to be creepy. It transforms into "Farmageddon" where you can see how many zombies you can annihilate as you ride through the middle of the zombie infested cornfield. Just try to keep your cool as you traverse the zombie apocalypse, the website warns.
South Texas MAiZE - Hondo
Go up against your cutie with the apple cannon competition before you get tuckered out in this 7-acre maze. As the sign in Hondo explains, you can take your time meandering through the maze and the Hondo folks won't mind one bit. Like its sister ride on the West Coast, the "MatterCorn" is the longest slide in the area. Wheeeee!
Rockin' K Corn Maze - Robstown
The Coca-Cola brand is known worldwide and Rockin' K says it's delighted to spotlight the company on its 100-year anniversary. Check out all of the trails that lead to dead ends: That's the fun of it, right? Never fear, there's a way out. Take your chances in navigating the twists and turns that make up Rockin' K. Side note: There's a special way to support breast cancer
awareness month if you wear a pink shirt. You'll also receive $2 off general admission.
P-6 Farms - Montgomery
Come for the maze, stay for the honey at P-6 Farms. The workers are creative with their hay bale art too (last year the "Minions" display was a huge hit). They sell fresh produce and honey onsite too. You could leave a trail of blackberries to navigate the maze. Here's the lineup according to their website: cucumbers, banana peppers, bell peppers, squash, zucchini, tomatoes, okra, peas, corn, cantaloupe, watermelon, peaches, nectarines, and plums.
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It's fall y'all!
The calendar says so, even if where I'm sitting (in Central Texas) doesn't feel like the beloved autumn season of brisk mornings spent sipping apple cider in an oversized sweater and fuzzy socks.
Weather be damned. Grab your sweetheart or pile up the kids for an afternoon at one of the state's coolest corn mazes.
These are the seven best Texas has to offer, all unique and gargantuan. Some of these corn mazes measure up to 9 acres that can take you hours if you're so (un)inclined at navigation (men, it's OK to ask for directions) and all include much more to do to round out an afternoon outside.
So even if it is still tank top weather, put on a scarf anyway and leave the GPS in your pocket as you become one with the corn.