There’s not much more that screams “fall” than corn mazes. If you’ve never been to one, this is the year to go and I’ve got the perfect place for you to visit. Long & Scott Farms has been inviting locals to “get lost” for 14 seasons and there’s a reason it’s such a popular destination. Not only are there TWO amazing corn mazes, there are four other mazes and awesome activities for the kids! I’ll tell you a bit more about the mazes and the market, but you should definitely check out Amanda’s post on Capturing Life’s Gifts to see what other great things there are to do at the farm! The best part? We’re BOTH doing giveaways of family four packs of tickets to this year’s corn maze! Make sure you enter to win at the bottom of this post and double your chances by entering Amanda’s giveaway too! There are six options to enter and you can do as many or as few as you’d like!
The Cornfusion Maze
This one isn’t actually corn, but rather Ligustrums planted in a maze pattern.
The Rope Maze
The object of this maze is to reach the center and ring the bell. It’s small, but it’s harder than it looks because you can’t easily see the breaks in the ropes.
The Mist Maze
Probably the most comfortable of the mazes for the early part of the season, you can walk under a canopy through misters to cool off from the heat.
This is the best maze for the little kids, with rocks placed on the ground to mark the path. A great introduction to mazes! For information about the other awesome kids activities check out Capturing Life’s Gifts’ post (plus giveaway!).
The Finger Fortune Maze
This maze is extra fun for the kids. As you walk through, you put a finger on one hand in colored chalk at various stations. The order you find the stations will be the order you’ll use to read your fortune on the boards in front of the maze.
The FloGrown Maze
This one is the big one (7 acres to be exact). It’s got a really cool theme this year and lots of places to learn about agriculture as you wind your way through. You can even pick up a little guide with games for the kids so they can find all the picture stations, story boards, and secret words. For those of you who like to have a few hints about where you’ve been and where you should be headed, there are platforms where you can get a better view of your location in the maze and “Maize-O-Vision” stations where you can put on special glasses to see the maze and figure out where you need to go. Allow plenty of time to go through this one (it will probably take you longer than you expect, especially if you have kids with you).
Click here to enter a Rafflecopter giveaway for four FREE passes to the mazes!
There are plenty of great places to take photos throughout the property, but the market has some real winners. There are some absolutely beautiful pumpkins of various shapes and sizes and little photo areas set up for you to get the perfect picture of your kids.
If you’re there around lunch time, make sure you get a bite to eat from Scott’s Country Cafe. They’ve got a great menu and some nice spots to relax for a minute between mazes.
You’ll also want to check out Scott’s Country Market, which has all sorts of preserves, candles, and gifts inside. Bonus: there’s air conditioning!
They’ve also got some beautiful fresh produce you’ll definitely want to take home with you!
Click here to enter a Rafflecopter giveaway for four FREE passes to the mazes! There are six options to enter and you can do as many or as few as you’d like! The more you enter, the better your chances of winning!!
- They’re open October 1 to December 11 for the 2016 season, so there’s plenty of time to go more than once!
- Other than a few exceptions, the maze is open only on weekends: Saturdays 10:00-5:00, Sundays 1:00-5:00.
- Consider buying tickets online to speed up the entry process.
- Don’t bother with a stroller. The farm isn’t paved, so it’s better to use a baby carrier if you can.
- Make sure you wear comfortable shoes, you’ll be doing a LOT of walking.
- Wear sunscreen. There’s not much shade, and virtually none when you’re inside the mazes.
- You’ll want to make sure you see all the amazing things they have to offer at the farm, so head on over to Capturing Life’s Gifts to see more!