By Megan Marples
Halloween is approaching, but it’s never too late to get lost in corn mazes. Whether the maze is in the shape of an Arizona celebrity or a spooky former cemetery, the attractions are fun ways to celebrate the fall.
Schnepf Farms offers two corn mazes—a smaller, 4-acre maze that’s perfect for the kiddos, and a 10-acre maze that annually pays tribute to an Arizona celebrity. This year, former Coyotes captain Shane Doan was selected to be the face of it.
Schnepf Farms, 24610 S. Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek, 480.987.3100, schnepffarms.com. Hours vary through October 29. Price: $20, with discounts available at Fry’s Food Stores and through SRP.
Tolmachoff Farms’ haunted corn maze is for thrill seekers. The maze tells the story of a corn field was planted on top of an abandoned cemetery. The dead have arisen to get revenge on those who come onto their lands. This maze is not recommended for children.
Tolmachoff Farms, 5726 N. 75th Avenue, Glendale, 602.999.3276, azfieldofscreams.com. Hours are 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and October 31. Price: $20.
For a fun-yet-challenging corn maze, take a trek through Mortimer Farms’ 15-acre corn maze. Each year it has a different theme and this year they partnered with Culver’s to create the ultimate maze. Dubbed “Culver’s Thank You Farmers,” the maze is the farm’s way to thank U.S. farmers for their hard work and dedication.
Mortimer Farms, 12907 E. State Route 169, Dewey, 928.830.1116, mortimerfarmsaz.com. Hours: noon to 9 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Price: $15.
This farm offers more than just a regular corn maze. In addition to the six acre haunted corn maze, they also have five haunted houses, each with a different theme. Unlike the haunted houses, the corn maze is perfect for children and adults alike to enjoy. Fear Farm also offers the opportunity for groups to host events at the maze, from birthday parties, company socials or family reunions.
Fear Farm, 2209 N. 99th Avenue, Phoenix, 623.866.5378, fearfarm.com. Hours: Various through November 4. Price: $10 corn maze only; Children 3 and under are free
For those looking for the classic corn maze experience, look no further than Vertuccio Farms. Its 7-acre corn maze is filled with twists and turns, but is simple enough for the entire family. For the little ones, the farm offers a mini hay maze. Want to bring a bit of fall magic home? Check out the corn stalks and hay bales for sale.
Vertuccio Farms, 4011 S. Power Road, Mesa, 480.882.1482, vertucciofarms.com. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, through November 5. Price: $9-$10.
Well, that wraps up this list. If you need less creepy ideas, please check out Top Pumpkin Patches in the Valley.