Corn Mazes and Hayrides In and Near the Triangle: 2021
The corn maze is an essential activity for fun during the fall, and many farms in the region have found safe methods to bring theirs back this year:
Naylor Family Farm and Giant Corn Maze
Sept. 18-Nov. 7
6016 U.S. 401 N., Fuquay-Varina
This site has an enormous, 10-acre corn maze, a petting zoo, a pumpkin patch, and more. It opens Sept. 18 and runs through Nov. 7. Admission is $18 for a “Farm Pass” that grants access to most activities. Mon-Thurs, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Fri, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sun, 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
Sept. 18-Oc. 31 (Haunted Farm opens on Sept. 24)
6701 Good Hope Church Rd., Cary
This farm has served the region for more than 100 years. Both their Haunted Farm and Corn Maze are favorites in the Triangle area. For the corn maze: General admission is $15; Fri, 3 p.m.-6 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sun, 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
Huckleberry Trail Farm
Sept. 25-Oct. 31
143 Pleasant Hill Church Rd., Siler City
The Fall Festival at this farm opens on Sept. 25 and runs through Oct. 31, every Saturday and Sunday. Expect a corn maze, hayrides, a pumpkin patch, and more. Admission is $10 for visitors 12 and over and $8 for 3-11 years old. Sat, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun, 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
Tractor’s Corn Maze
13912 Bold Run Hill Rd., Wake Forest
This farm opens on Sept. 18 and activities run through Oct. 31. The corn maze ($10; cash only) runs Saturdays and Sundays only, and there’s also an after-dark version of the maze on Saturday nights only.
Pumpkin Patch Express
Saturdays and Sundays in October
Museum of Life + Science, 433 West Murray Avenue, Durham
Dates for this patch are Oct 2-3; 9-10; 16-17; and 23-24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at $15 per person. “Activities include Pick a pumpkin, Hay maze, Nature Bingo, Mini Golf, Rubber Duck Races, Take-home activities, Return train ride on the Ellerbe Creek Railway.”
4300 Camp Chestnut Ridge Rd., Efland
On Saturdays in October, this site’s pumpkin patch opens with a slew of kid activities. (More info coming.)
Crossroads Corn Maze
Opens Oct. 1
5712 Watkins Road., Wendell (New location)
Crossorads also has rope and hay mazes, kids activities, pumpkins, and more. The corn maze here kicks off on Oct. 1.