We love everything about fall. Fall means the changing colors of the leaves, football, breaking out the blankets at night. It means the return of pumpkin spice lattes and long sleeves. Fall is pick your own apples, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and losing yourself in corn mazes. Here are 13 Delaware corn mazes (or reasonably close) to visit this year.
Delaware Corn Mazes
2016 is the 50th anniversary of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and Fifer Orchards is one of 90 farms hosting a Peanuts themed corn maze in commemoration. Fifer Orchard’s Corn Maze Fun Park in Camden-Wyoming includes a ton of activities, like pumpkin painting, a straw castle with farm volleyball, bee line swings, rubber ducky races and more. On Saturdays, there’s farm animals; hayrides, tractor rides and pony rides; and face painting, for a small à la carte fee. Fifers’ corn maze spans six acres and features trivia stations, an observation deck and an integrated bingo game.
Open Mondays to Saturday 10am to 5pm, September 24th through Halloween.
Corn Maze Fun Park Admission is $5 for adults and $10 for kids ages 2-17 (includes 1 free jack-be-little pumpkin), under 2 or over 70 admitted free. OR, get unlimited entry on weekdays for $15 per person.
Mr. Pepper’s Pumpkin Patch
The corn maze at Mr. Pepper’s Pumpkin Patch in Laurel spans two acres and features a crossover for those who like an extra challenge, as well as tunnels, a suspension bridge and “over-unders.” There’s also hayrides, a glass walled beehive, BBQ Shack and everything you need for fall decorating (mums, gourds, straw, squash, Indian corn, corn shocks).
Open late September through Halloween, M-F noon until dark, Saturdays 10am until dark.
Maze admission is $5 for adults, $4 kids ages 4-12, kids under 3 admitted free.
You can travel around the world and learn about agriculture, farmers, and food in the 8 acres of corn maze in North Wilmington at Ramsey’s Farm. There’s also a sorghum maze, hay maze, pumpkin painting and hay rides at an additional charge. Group events by appointment.
Open weekends 10am to 5pm September 24th through November 1st.
Admission to the corn maze is $7, sorghum maze is $4, hay maze $3. An all-admission wristband is $10 for ages 6 and up ($6 ages 5 and younger).
Don’s Tree Farm
I’m not sure how big it is, but Don’s Tree Farm in Greenwood has a straw path maze which leads to the U-Pick pumpkin patch. They grow 15 different types of pumpkins and you can take a ride around the farm on the hay ride.
Opens Sunday, September 25th (2nd Annual Fall Festival Car Show). Saturdays 10am to 5pm, Sundays 12pm to 5pm.
Wicked R Western
In addition to the Wicked Woods at night (the “most horrifying trail in Delaware”), Wicked R Western in Camden-Wyoming now has daytime events for the kids. There’s a corn maze, along with carnival style games, a mini challenge course, tricycle track, tractor and wagon rides, pony rides, petting zoo and more.
Open every Saturday and Sunday in October, 10am to 2pm.
Admission $8 per child, no charge for adults. One price includes unlimited use of activities.
Southern Pennsylvania Corn Mazes
Linvilla’s Pumpkinland features a 3-acre cornfield maze plus a straw bale maze, constructed from over 300 giant straw bales. There’s also hayrides, train rides, pony rides, face painting, an apple slingshot, pumpkin ring toss, and pick your own apples, along with other entertainment.
The mazes are open weekends 10am to 5pm September 10th through November 6th.
Admission is $4, combo for $7.
This family-owned farm is off 896 in Pennsylvania, about 10 minutes from the state line. Lytle’s has a corn maze, frees hayride out to the pumpkin patch, corn stalks, straw bales, gourds and indian corn.
Open weekends 10 to 5 starting September 24th, follow on Facebook for updates.
No entrance fee.
The Secret Agent Corn Maze at Hurricane Hill Farm in Coatesville PA is a 5-acre journey into a world of intrigue and espionage. Admission also includes a small maze for beginners, pedal tractors and trikes, moon bounce, cow trains, hay climb and visits with goats and other farm animals. The fall market will be open with what you need to decorate your home for the season.
Open Saturday and Sunday 10am to 6 pm September 24th to November 6th. Last ticket is sold at 4pm.
Fridays in October are Flashlight Fridays from 6 to 10pm (last ticket sold at 9pm).
Admission is $11 in September, $13 in October. Kids 2 and under are free.
Cherry Crest Adventure Farm
Plan to make a day of it if you head out to Cherry Crest Adventure Farm! Located in Paradise PA in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, the farm has one of the longest running corn mazes in the US. It’s a bit of a hike from Delaware but well worth the drive. There are over 50 activities: hold a baby chick, feed the goats and llamas, jump on the giant jumping pillow, try out the slingshots, race pedal karts or down the giant slide, hoist some hay bales, pull a tractor, take a wagon ride, wave to the Strasburg Railroad locomotive as it goes by, navigate the obstacle course and more. There’s also a straw bale maze, and it’s really important you try the roasted sweet corn. (We visited a few years back; you can read about our trip to Cherry Crest Adventure Farm here.)
Open Thursdays 10am to 5pm; Fridays and Saturdays 10am to 10pm, September 16th to November 4th.
Admission is $17 on weekdays, $20 on Saturdays and includes nighttime Flashlight Maze. Twilight admission is $15 from 7-10pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Kids ages 2 and under are always free.
Arasapha Farm/Bates Motel
There’s a Trilogy of terror at Arasapha Farm and the third element is the Haunted Corn Trail. This year’s theme is The Revenge of the Scarecrow and if it’s anything like the other attractions (the Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride are regularly listed as the scariest in the region, if not the country), it’s way too scary for me.
Opens weekends September 23rd, then daily at 6:30pm from October 7th through Halloween. Closing time varies so check before you go.
Admission is $15 for just the corn maze, or you can do all three for $40 ($35 for kids braver than me). There’s currently a coupon for $5 off Sunday through Thursdays on the website and there are additional discounted days for families or college students.
5 acres of fun in the corn maze and evening hayrides at Merrymead Farm in Lansdale PA. There’s a daylight option and a moonlight maze, make sure to bring a flashlight!
Open most Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays September 16th through October 30th; full schedule here.
Admission is $12 but kids 3 and under are free.
Northern Maryland Corn Mazes
Kilby Cream is a dairy farm in Rising Sun MD that bottles their own and offers home delivery of milk, cheese, free range and pastured eggs, ice cream, meats and more into the surrounding area (including into Delaware and PA). Their corn maze spans 8 acres and will take at least 45 minutes to walk through; there’s also a mini maze for littles. Parties are available for groups of up to 30 people and includes the corn maze, hay ride, ice cream and bonfire.
Open Sundays through Thursdays 11am to 8pm; Fridays and Saturdays 11am to 9pm, September 3rd through November 6th.
Admission to both the main maze and mini maze is $7.50 for ages 10 and over, $5.50 for ages 3 to 9. It’s $2.50 to just enter the mini maze. Kids 2 and under are free.
Milburn Orchards includes a corn maze and straw maze, hayrides, not scary “Boo Barn,”obstacle bounce, goant spider web, rope maze challenge, farmyard playground, barnyard buddies and more in their Fall Festival. They also have some of the best and least expensive apple picking around!
Open Saturdays and Sundays September 17th through October 30th, 10am to 4pm in September and 10am to 5pm in October.
Admission is $10; over 60 $5 and kids two and under are admitted free.
Did I miss your favorite Delaware corn mazes
(or within daytrip distance)?
Let me know!