Corn Mazes to Visit This Year, Sorted by Opening Day

It’s time for one of Charlotte’s favorite fall activites — corn mazes. Here are the farms near Charlotte that offer not only the best corn mazes around but also hayrides, pumpkin picking, and more for the whole family.

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Rural Hill

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NOW OPEN!! Weekends AND Weekdays (Opened Labor Day)

On weekends starting September 11, weekdays starting September 14, visit Rural Hill to make your way through their Amazing Maize Maze. The maze will be open until early November with night mazes beginning in October. The Amazing Maize Maze is one of the largest mazes in the southeast, taking you through seven acres of corn.

Pre-purchased tickets are required on weekdays 24 hours in advance. Weekend tickets can be purchased onsite at time of arrival. Weekday tickets range from $13 per adult (ages 13 and up) to $9 per child (ages 5-12) with kids under 4 for free and can be purchased here. Weekend tickets can be purchased at gate and range from $15 per adult, $10 per child, not including any fees.

Maze hours are:

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday 10 a.m – 5 p.m.

Night mazes on Friday & Saturdays in October from 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Wise Acres

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Opening day is September 18


Head to Indian Trail to visit this family-owned farms corn maze starting September 18 through October 31. Due to drought at planting, the corn maze will not reach full height until October, so expect it to be approximately waist-high at opening.

While you’re there, enjoy pumpkin picking, animal visits and feeding, wagon rides, barrel train rides, a scavenger hunt, and much more to kick off the beginning of fall.

Reservations are required to visit the farm and can be made here.

Farm entry cost $3 per person with kids 2 and under free.

Maze is open Thursday through Sunday.

Aw Shucks! Farms

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Opening day is September 18

Join the community at Aw Shucks! Farms on September 18 for Carolina Corn Fest, where they will unveil the 2021 three-in-one corn maze, along with live music, arts and crafts, and delicious food. Music starts at 5 p.m. with Caleb Kennedy taking the stage at 6 p.m., then Thomas Road Band at 8 p.m.

The three-in-one corn maze features finding your way through the corn maze to the new indoor pallet maze, then jumping back to the corn maze all the way to the exit.

Admission to the farm costs $11 for adults, $9 for kids.

Public hours in FALL only: 

Sept. 24th – Nov 14th

Friday – 6 p.m. –  11 p.m. 

Saturdays -11 a.m. –  11 p.m. 

Sundays – 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

In the mood for something scary? Check out the 13th Acre Haunted Trail where you walk in the dark with frightful creatures. The haunted trail opens on September 24th and will be open on Fridays and Saturdays until October 30, plus Halloween.

Shelby Corn Maze

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Opening day is September 18

From September 18 through Halloween enjoy an 8-acre corn maze, pumpkin patch, plus 40+ attractions to get you in the fall spirit.

Farm admission tickets are $12 per person, ages 2 and up, and includes entry to the corn maze, 18+ courtyard activities, jumping pillow, and a hayride to the pumpkin patch. Includes 4 activity tickets.

Beginning at dark every Friday and Saturday in October is when the corn maze turns into a haunted maze. Admission tickets for the haunted maze are $15 per person and can be purchased here.

Maze hours are:

Fridays 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Saturdays  10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Sundays 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Haunted Maze: After dark Fridays & Saturdays in October

Hall Family Farm

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Opening day is September 24

Take a walk through this Lord of the Rings-themed corn maze at Hall Family Farm beginning September 24th and running through October 31st. The maze will cover over seven acres of land and feature over two miles of pathways, sure to keep the whole family busy and entertained.

While you’re there, take advantage of all the fall season activities they have, such as picking pumpkins, hayrides, have a fall picnic, race the ducks with old-fashioned water pumps, or relax with delicious hot food from the kitchen.

Tickets for the corn maze cost $9 plus tax for ages 3 and up, ages 2 and under are free. Combo tickets (corn maze plus hayride) cost $11 plus tax for ages 3 and up, ages 2 and under are free.

Maze hours are:

Wednesday & Thursday from noon to 7 p.m. (last combo sold at 5:30 p.m. and last ticket sold at 6 p.m.).

Friday & Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. (last combo sold at 8:30 p.m. and last ticket sold at 9 p.m.).

Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (last combo sold at 5:30 p.m. and last ticket sold at 6 p.m.).

Country Days Corn Maze

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Opening day is September 24

Want to challenge yourself a little extra? Then visit Country Days Corn Maze where you’ll have the option to make it more interactive by adding 10 multiple choice trivia questions throughout the maze. Every post you reach will have a corresponding number to a question, with answers leading you right or left. Depending on your answer choice, you could venture down the right path, or go into the unknown.

For kids 10 and under, a “Little Ears” corn maze will allow them to enjoy going through the maze while playing Simon Says.

Tickets cost $8 for the Big Maze (Under 14 requires paid adult chaperone); Group Rate $6.00 per person (20 or more people, must pay as a group); Little Ears Maze $5.00 (Under 10 requires paid adult chaperone).

Masks are required where social distancing is not possible.

Maze hours are:

Fridays: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Sundays: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

Monday-Thursdays: Reservations Only (Call for availability)

Patterson Farm

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Opening day is September 25

From Saturday, September 25 through November 6 you can get lost in The Maize at Patterson Farm. While you’re there, take part in other fall activities such as visiting the barnyard, playground, visiting the pumpkin patch, and much more. Access to the maze is included in all weekday and weekend admissions.

Weekend admission is $14 per person (kids under 2 are free) and includes access to all fall activities on the farm. Weekday admission is $12 per person with same access.

Maze hours are:

Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sundays: 12 – 6 p.m. ⠀

Cherry Place Farm

Open Saturdays and Sundays in October

During the month of October, head down to Cherry Place Farm with the whole family for a self-guided tour of the farm that features their two-acre corn maze and pumpkin patch.

Admission is $9 per person with kids 2 and under free. Tickets include access to the hayride, corn maze, petting and feeding the animals, and free popcorn. Pumpkins are available for purchase at $8 a pumpkin.

Maze hours are:

Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sundays: 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Red Wolf Farm

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Opening day is October 2

Take a short trip to the beautiful foothills of Maiden, where you’ll find Red Wolf Farm. There, enjoy weekend pumpkin patch activities including a large “pro-designed” corn maze kid’s corn maze, hayrides, farm animals, picnics and more. Due to Covid-19, some activities will be modified for the safety of guests and staff.

Admission to the farm is $6 per person, with kids 2 and under free.

Maze hours are:

Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.