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
updated for 2017
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. The theme for this year’s corn maze is The Wizard of Oz; it 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.
Saturday wristbands are $11 (includes maze admission,farm tour, tractor train and 1 free jack-be-little pumpkin), under 2 or over 70 admitted free. Weekday entry is $8 OR, get unlimited entry on weekdays all season long for $22 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 from the end of September through October 31st, Fridays in October from 1 to 5pm. Weather permitting.
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 24th (3rd Annual Fall Festival Car Show). Saturdays 10am to 5pm, Sundays 12pm to 5pm. Cash only.
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
Pumpkinland at Linvilla Orchards 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. Admission to Pumpkinland is free and activities are à la carte.
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, Fridays 3 to 6, follow on Facebook for updates.
No entrance fee.
The Great Train Adventure Maze at Hurricane Hill Farm in Coatesville PA features three games to play: Kernel Cobb’s Word Game (9 Story Boards), Cornelius Quest’s Picture Find (9 Picture Stations), and Poppie’s Secret Word Jumble. 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. New this year are a tire course and giant pumpkin jump pad. 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 until November 5th. Last ticket is sold at 4pm.
Fridays in October are Flashlight Fridays from 6 to 10pm (last ticket sold at 9pm).
Admission is $14, 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 the longest running corn maze 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. New activities for 2017 include Round Bale Racers and Country Road Carts, a nifty Twisted Tail Rope Maker, a fun-filled Battle Zone (with Nerf balls) and a Paintball Range filled with big and small targets. 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.) This year’s maze is a tribute to one of America’s favorite children’s books: Charlotte’s Web.
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. Other admission packages available. 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 Scarecrows 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 22nd, then daily at 6:30pm from October 6th 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.
There’s 900 feet of twists and turns in a family friendly cornstalk tunnel, 5 acres of fun in the Maze, and 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 to the maze is $12 but kids 3 and under are free. The cornstalk tunnel is $2.25
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). Details are a little hazy on the maze this year; your best bet would be to attend the Fall Festival:
Enjoy the Corn maze, hay rides, find your own pumpkin in our pumpkin field! Fall Games, pumpkin painting, petting zoo, food, and more! We plan to have a different food truck each day! Keep watching for more details to come!
Check in on the Facebook event pageThe dates for the Fall Festival are October 20th (2-7pm), 21st (11am-7pm) and 22nd (2-7pm). for updates.
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 16th through October 29th, 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!