The Amazing Maize Maize in Huntersville, NC!
Before we get too far into our list of mazes for NC, let’s recap a little history, and what goes into making a maze..it is not as easy as some may think…in fact, many of the mazes we now enjoy are mapped out using GPS! Did you know that the average size for a basic maze is around 5 acres? Or that the first confirmed maze was the Egyptian Labyrinth?
And this is interesting…look at the many different types of mazes!
Unicursal – Maze without branches. Sometimes called a circuit maze.
Multicursal – Maze with branches and dead ends.
Blind Alley- Branch that is a dead end.
Island – A section of the maze containing walls not connected to the external wall of the maze. Sometimes referred to as a detached wall.
Theta – A type of maze composed of concentric circles.
Braid Maze – A type of maze with branches, but without dead ends. All branches loop back to other branches.
Perfect Maze – Maze with no islands or isolated sections. A perfect maze has only one solution.
Delta Maze – Maze consisting of interlocking triangles.
Plainair Maze – A maze on something other than a flat surface. For example, a maze painted on the outside of a cube or spere..
Did you ever wonder why NC mazes do not usually open until September? Did you think, as I did, that it was because the corn wasn’t tall enough? Actually, corn matures all summer long, so that is not the answer..it actually has to do with heatstroke! So to help reduce the chance of that (you can be in a maze for quite a while), most mazes have watering stations set up at the entrance and exit, and thru the maze at specific points.
Listed first (in order to town or area) are mazes that are confirmed. At the end of the post, you will find info on mazes that for this year, we were unable to confirm at time of publication. This does not mean they are not doing a maze this year, but only that something was wrong with the site: such as not updated in quite a while, security warnings, etc. Please call these mazes before driving long distances to assure that they are operating this year.
Sept 5-Oct 26
(Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only)
(Closed Sept 13 for private event
Text MAIZE to 31996 for exclusive discounts and chance to win free General Admission tickets.
Kersey’s also offers a zip line.
New River Corn Maze of Boone is another we could not load a direct link for..however, they are listed by NC High Country Host, so we have linked to their page.
14 th Annual Shock in the Corn
October 17th-18th, 24-25 and 31st 7-10 PM
Admission: $8.00 dollars per person / first come – first served basis
For a group of 20 or more , Admission price is $6
Coupon offer: Please click here.
September 20 opening
“During the day, visit our Phillips Farms Fun House! One tour per person through the fun house is included in the price of admission! More visits can be added for just $2 per person!”
“Our 2014 Corn Maze Season begins FRIDAY EVENING at 4pm on September 26th. Come out to enjoy the NIGHT MAZE that evening. Remember, we offer the night maze each Friday and Saturday night until 10pm (ticket office closes at 9pm”
Clayton Fear Farm: Once again, this year Clayton Fear Farm will be doing a cotton maze, vs a corn maze. We do have their 2014 theme: Duke Cancer Institute!
Opening October 4
Clayton Fear Farm Daytime activities is Family Fun for everyone and are not haunted
Theme? “Life on the Farm”
Sept 13-Nov 9
To receive a $1 off coupon, please click here.
I would like to add a note here: due to a warning on the net regarding hacking, I am not suppling a direct link. Instead, the hyper link above is for High Country Host. I would suggest calling the maze at 336 982 6285
As of publication, Deal Farms had not updated their website to reflect the season for 2014. Here again, I would suggest calling for hours, dates, and directions.
Phone: 828 524 5151 (Produce Stand), 828 349 3537(home), 828 421 2886(cell)
Sept 13-Nov 9
Per their Facebook page: Pumpkin patch will open September 27th call 252 754 5029 to reserve your spot or with any questions
no 2014 info available ..please call (828) 685-1685 for corn maze information: normal months of operation are August thru November.
DAY MAZE DATES & HOURS SEPT. 12 – SEPT. 19 Fridays & Saturdays: 10:00 – 6:30 Sundays: 10:00 – 5:00 SEPT. 26 – NOV.2 Fridays & Saturdays: 10:00 – 5:00 Sundays: 10:00 – 5:00 open by appointment only all other days – call for details.
Family Friendly Flashlight Maze Dates and Hours DATES AND HOURS Sept. 26 & 27 Oct. 3 & 4, 10 & 11, 17 & 18, 24 & 25, 31 Nov. 1 All Flashlight Mazes open at 6:00; Ticket sales stop at 9:00.
Due to our nursery needing more attention, we are unable to do a corn maze this fall. We thank everyone for their business and support.
Sept 6-Nov 2
Sept 12-Nov. 16
- The 3 Little Pigs!
- New addition to the animal barn
- Bunnies have their own barn!
- Pumpkin Marketplace
- The Cotton Gin Event Barn! (weddings, private events, and more)
- Paddle Boats are now included in general admission!
- Mystery Game! Solve the crime at the Animal Barn.
- Photo Hot Spots!
Sept 13-Nov 2
for special Living Social offer, please click here.
Sept 27-Nov 2
Although the theme for this year was not named, there is a note on their website regarding Vickie McKee as the inspiration for the yearly designs.
Sept 27-Nov 2
Theme: “Eat Your Veggies, Thank Your Farmer”
Opening Sept 20
Our 2014 maze consists of three puzzles containing over 5 miles of winding pathways in a 15-acre field of corn, one of the largest in the the area
NC Culture would like to give special thanks to Gross Farms for the use of their wonderful theme photo for this post..we could not have found a more perfect example of our state’s true culture!
6 acre peacock corn maze
Opening Sept 20
Opens Sept 26
Girl Scout Appreciation Day: Oct 11th
Miscellaneous resources for corn mazes:
The following are ones that we could not determine information on..either the webpages have not been updated, or there is another problem, such as a hacked site, etc. We are including them here, as they have hosted mazes in the past, but you would need to call and determine status this year.
Fodder Trot Corn Maze (no link or FB page found at this time)
Brock’s Berries can be found on Facebook, but cannot access a working direct weblink for them. We do not know if they are hosting a maze this year.
Jolley’s Family Fun Farm maze is now obsolete: Please see below:
Sorry Folks, But there is no corn maze anymore. The bank would not restructure our loan when the balloon payment came due. So they now hold the property. It was fun while it lasted and we thank you all for your support! In Loving Memory…