8 Incredible Local Corn Mazes to Get Lost In

 

Photo Credit: Richardson Farm

 

One of the best things about fall is getting lost in a maze! This year, local farms offer acres of land topped with intricate designs. These are the most a-maze-ing mazes in the Chicagoland area that you and the family don’t want to miss.

 

 

Note: We’re updating our website as quickly as we can, but changes may occur due to COVID-19. Please double check before heading out for the most updated information on apple picking availability, safety precautions and any last-minute closings. Stay safe!

 

Jonamac Orchard

 

 

    • Hours: Day Time Maze — 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Labor Day; 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Columbus Day. Open through Oct. 31; Haunted Jonamac — Dark-10:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday. Open Oct. 2-31.

 

    • Cost: Day Time Maze — Included in general admission: $5, free for kids ages 2 and under; Haunted Jonamac — $15 per person

 

    • COVID-19 updates: Book your advanced tickets with timed entries on the website.

 

 

Wind your way through three miles of pathways with two bridges through the 10-acre corn maze. Have little ones? Stick to daytime visits as the corn maze gets haunted by night. Those brave enough can visit the maze at night when it gets a makeover with ghouls, ghosts and graves.

 

Royal Oak Farm Orchard

 

    • Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Last entry into maze 60 minutes prior to closing. Open through Nov. 1.

 

    • Cost: $6 per person, free for kids ages 2 and under.

 

    • COVID-19 updates: Read the farm’s safety plans before visiting.

 

 

This is technically not a corn maze, but it’s too great to skip! Take a stroll through the first and only apple tree maze in the country, Amaze ‘N Apples, which clocks in at five acres with more than a mile of walking trails and 2,500 trees. Play games in the maze or search for the characters from their own children’s book. Don’t forget to pick two apples from one of the nine varieties of apple trees in the maze on your way out!

 

All Seasons Orchard

 

 

    • Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Labor Day and Columbus Day. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Last entry into corn maze 60 minutes prior to closing. Open through Nov. 2.

 

    • Cost: Included in Barnyard admission. $15 per

 

    • person on weekends, Labor Day and Columbus Day. $10 per person on weekdays (excluding Labor Day and Columbus Day).

 

    • COVID-19 updates: Read the orchard’s safety plan before visiting.

 

 

You have three fun choices to navigate through this year’s maze. Option 1: Take a passport with question and answer quizzes that will be your guide. Option 2: You can play a game to figure out who kidnapped Farmer Joe. Option 3: Use the map to navigate. The shorter section of the maze takes about 20 minutes if you’re planning to take your littles.

 

Richardson Adventure Farm

Photo Credit: Richardson Farm

 

 

    • Hours: 3-9 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Sunday noon-9 p.m., Noon-midnight on Oct. 2-3, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Columbus Day. Last admission is two hours prior to closing. Open Sept. 12-Nov. 8.

 

    • Cost: Included with general admission. $18 for ages 13+, $15 for ages 3-12, free for kids 2 and under. Prices change to $20 for ages 13+ and $17 for ages 3-12 on Saturday and Sunday starting Oct. 1. (Psst — get a coupon in our Let’s Go guide!)

 

    • COVID-19 updates: Read the farm’s safety plans before visiting.

 

 

Get lost in the 28-acre “World’s Largest Corn Maze” dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Don’t worry about actually getting lost in “the world’s largest corn maze” — it’s made out of four smaller mazes, plus there are no dead ends! Try one (or all!) of the five corn maze games that may last from 10 minutes to as long as two hours.

 

Konow’s Corn Maze

 

 

    • Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday-Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday. Open Sept. 19-Oct. 30.

 

    • Cost: Included with general admission. $10 per person Monday-Friday, $12 per person Saturday-Sunday and Columbus Day, $13 person on 10/4, free for kids ages 2 and under.

 

    • COVID-19 updates: Read the farm’s safety plans before visiting.

 

 

Choose to go through the larger 3.4-mile maze with twists and turns, or the much smaller .4-mile version. As the name suggests, the corn maze is the highlight of the farm, but there are plenty of other fun activities such as rides, corn pits and animals.

 

Kuipers Corn Maze

 

Address: 1N318 Watson Road, Maple Park

 

Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Open Sept. 19-Oct. 31.

 

Cost: $16 per person on weekdays (excluding Columbus Day), $18 per person on weekends and Columbus Day, free for kids ages 2 and under.

 

COVID-19 updates: Read the farm’s safety plans before visiting.

 

This five-acre corn maze boasts more than two miles of twists and turns. You can also choose your difficulty — the maze has both an easy level and a hard level.

 

Siegel’s Cottonwood Pumpkin Farm

Photo Credit: Siegel’s Cottonwood Pumpkin Farm

 

 

    • Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Columbus Day. Last entry 4:30 p.m. Open Sept. 26-Oct. 31.

 

    • Cost: Included with general admission, $20 per person on-site, $17 per person online, kids ages 2 and under are free.

 

    • COVID-19 updates: Read the farm’s safety plan before visiting.

 

 

Walk through 12 acres maze with the theme “Peace on Earth.” People do get lost in this maze, so parents of children under 16 should probably lead the way. Have younger kids? Maybe opt for the smaller, two-acre maze.

 

Kroll’s Fall Harvest Farm

 

 

    • Hours: 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Monday & Thursday, Noon-8 p.m. Tuesday & Wednesday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday.

 

    • Cost: $7 ages 13+ and $5 kids ages 3-12 weekdays, $10 per person Saturday-Sunday, kids ages 2 and under are free

 

    • COVID-19 updates: Timed-entry tickets are required for all guests on weekend and Columbus Day

 

 

Unlike most corn mazes, Kroll’s Farm, a small family-run agricultural education farm, doesn’t cut using GPS and mowers. After a design is drawn on graph paper, then cut each stalk using a hoe and within a few weeks, the maze is cut out. You won’t find muddy, slippery paths here either since they spread wood chips on all of the paths. If you need a little help, they have staff within the maze to help navigate you through. Typically, a family takes about an hour to complete the maze, but there are plenty of exits for families to leave when they wish.

 


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This article was originally published on Oct. 5, 2017. It has been updated with the most recent information. 

 

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