Those Amazing Corn Mazes!
Corn mazes make for great family fall fun, and they seem to be growing in popularity on farms throughout Western North Carolina.
Mazes date back to ancient Greece and Rome and were popular in the formal gardens of Europe. Today, it is our farmers who are creating crop mazes in fanciful designs to the delight of visitors of all ages.
Here is a sampling of corn mazes in our area. There are many more pumpkin patches, pick-your-own farms, and fall festivals in the region as well. Check out the Appalachian Sustainable Agricultural Project's Local Food Guide.
Ashe County Corn Maze, Sept. 19-Oct. 31, Crumpler, NC.
Foothills Corn Maze, Sept. 26 – Nov. 1, Morganton, NC.
Johnny Wilson Farm, Last week of Sept. – last week of October, Granite Falls, NC.
Deal Farms, Oct. 1-31, Franklin, NC.
Blue Ridge Corn Maze, Sept. through Oct., M-F by appointment, Brevard, NC.
The Maize, Sept. 12 – Nov. 1, Canton, NC.
Hickory Nut Gap Farm, Sept. 6 – Oct. 31, Fairview, NC.
Darnell Farms Corn Maze, Aug. 20 – Nov. 1, Bryson City, NC.
Cherokee Corn Maze, Aug. 15 – Oct. 31, Bryson City, NC.
Castle in the Corn Maze, Sept. 25 – Oct. 31, Eliada Homes for Children, Asheville, NC.