Corn Mazes and Hayrides In and Near the Triangle: 2020
Each has COVID-19 measures
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:
Lazy Hound Farms
207 Davis Rd., Zebulon
Lazy Hound Farm is now open, with a corn maze (and another one just for kids), hayrides,and farm animals. Admission is $8, with kids 2 and under free. The hayride is $3, and the corn maze is $4. Wed-Fri, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat, 19 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sun, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. (There’s also a Flashlight Corn Maze Fri and Sat, from Sunset to 10:30 p.m.)
Naylor Family Farm and Giant Corn Maze
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. 12 and runs through Nov. 8. Admission is $18 for a “Farm Pass” that grants access to most activities. Mon-Thurs, by appointment, Fri, 1 p.m.-6 p.m., Sat, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sun, 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
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 $12: Tues-Wed, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Fri, 3 p.m.-6 p.m., Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.-6 p.m., and Sun, 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
Huckleberry Trail Farm
143 Pleasant Hill Church Rd., Siler City
The Fall Festival at this farm is open and runs through Oct. 31, every Friday and Saturday. 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
No hay rides or pumpkin painting this year, but the farm still has pumpkins and the maze. This farm opens on Oct. 3. The corn maze ($8) runs Saturdays and Sundays only, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and there’s also an after-dark version ($8) of the maze on Saturday nights, 7:30 p.m.-9:40 p.m.
Pumpkin Patch Express
Museum of Life + Science, 433 West Murray Avenue, Durham
Dates for this patch are Oct 3-4; 10-11; 17-18; and 24-25, 9:30 a.m.-4 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 opens with animals, a “whimsical spooky forest,” kids activities, a campfire, and more. Attendance is capped at 40 people per 2-hour slot. Cost is $7 per person, with kids 2 and under free.
Crossroads Corn Maze
3937 Louisbury Rd., Wake Forest
Crossorads also has rope and hay mazes, kids activities, pumpkins, and more. The corn maze here runs Oct. 2- Nov. 1, at $15 for adults, $12 for kids, and $200 for a set of 15. Hours are Fri, 1 p.m.-9 p.m., Sat, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., and Sun, 1 p.m.-7 p.m. (After-hours corn maze runs 7 p.m.-9 p.m.)