It’s finally fall, which means it’s time to kick off a month of fun seasonal festivities as we count down to Halloween. While you may already have your trip planned to pick pumpkins and apples, have you thought about taking a special trip just for a corn maze? Local farms have upped the ante, adding special designs, haunts, and surprises around every corner of these extreme fields.
Through November 7, times vary
You’ll have an a-maize-ing time at Belvedere’s Maise Maze Adventure. In addition to their adult-size model, the farm has a smaller maze for your little kiddos that is stroller-accessible. 1410 Belvedere Dr., Fredericksburg
September 25-November 7, times vary
The Cornundrum is the fun family maze to try this season. Not only do you have to find your way out of the field, but your little ones will love heading through the monster museum, playing with pirates, and finding more surprises along the way. 15621 Braddock Rd., Centreville
Fridays and Saturdays from September 24-November 6, 7:30-11 p.m.
After dark, Cox Farms transforms into the haunted Fields of Fear. With four different scary attractions, guests can choose between the maze, forest, hayride, and fairgrounds. If your older children have outgrown the regular corn maze, cornightmare is the next best thing. 15621 Braddock Rd., Centreville
Through October 31, weekdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m., weekends 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
A 1.5-acre corn maze awaits you and your family at this family farm. With scenes of pumpkins, trees, and peaches cut into the maze, you can truly enjoy everything the property has to offer. After you make your way through the corn maze, head over to the apple orchard to pick up some juicy treats for fall. 34345 Snickersville Turnpike, Bluemont
Parents can enjoy a drink as they guide their kids through the patriotic maze at the brewery. As a veteran-owned business, this year the annual corn maze is celebrating the U.S. Marine Corps and its veterans with an 8-acre design of the branch’s emblem. Once you find your way through, crack open a cold one while you little ones enjoy other games and entertainment on the property. 15485 Purcellville Rd., Purcellville
Opening September 25, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
If you’re looking to test your orienteering skills, Wayside Farm is the place to be this fall. With a 10-acre corn maze, you truly have to put your brain to the test. This year’s corn maze will celebrate the 30th birthday of Sonic as the beloved blue hedgehog can be seen running through the corn stalks. 5273 Harry Byrd Hwy., Berryville
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