OK, so we’ve got a little bit until Halloween season but corn mazes in Branson will be opening up around the end of September.
There’s not too many in the Branson area so two of these mazes are a little bit of a drive. However, the farms in which they were created have plenty more to do otherwise, so the drive is worth the memories!
Let’s get started with the one corn maze in Branson that we at Grand Oaks Hotel love.
McKenna Family Farm’s corn maze in Branson
According to the McKenna family, their corn maze will actually have to be a “big hay bale” maze this year because there wasn’t enough rain to produce enough crop.
The hay bale maze will be constructed out of 100 big hay bales.
They’ll actually have two more mazes to go through as well – one made from pallets and a third one they haven’t designed just yet.
Along with the mazes, there will be:
- Pumpkin patch
- Hay ride through decorated woods
- 30’x70’ bounce pillow
- Smaller jump pad for younger children
- Corn box (sand box filled with corn kernels)
- Gerbil wheels (16” circle you can roll in)
All activities are included in the price of admission, which is $7.50 for everyone 3-65. 66 and over is $3.75. Children two and under are free.
There is also the opportunity to reserve campfires in two hour time slots.
In addition to your paid admission, campfires are $30 ($15 to add an additional two hours).
You can cook food over the fire and you’ll also get two picnic tables (you can rent more for $8) and four bales of straw for additional seating to use during your campfire experience.
McKenna Family Farm will begin their fall festivities on Sept. 25 and they will run through Halloween.
They are located 10 minutes north of Branson at 3265 State Hwy. F, Branson, MO 65616.
If you’re travelling to Branson on a weekend they are open and are also looking for somewhere to stay, Grand Oaks Hotel has availability and is a great, family-friendly hotel.
Campbell’s Maze Daze corn maze/haunted maze
This farm and corn maze is actually located in Clever, Missouri. It’s about an hour-long drive north from our hotel in Branson at 177 Carob Rd. Clever, MO 65631.
Campbell’s Maze Daze has a daytime corn maze that also features a scavenger hunt. You find the clues in the maze and then find all the answers to the clues around the farm!
On Friday and Saturdays in October, the maze becomes “haunted” after dark until 11 p.m. (last admission 10 p.m.). It’s not recommended for children under 12. Anyone under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Guests older than 13 but under 18 will not be allowed to visit without a signed waiver of liability.
They also have these activities which are included in the cost of your general admission:
- Free baby pumpkin to kids 5-12
- Pumpkin decorating area
- Bounce houses
- Tractor choo-choo train
- Swings and fort
- Live weekend entertainment such as magic shows and karaoke
Concessions are available.
There are also bonfire sites you are able to reserve. They are $30 and include firewood, skewers, one table, and chairs (subject to availability; they encourage you to bring your own).
You can either bring your own food or they do have hot dog and s’mores food packages you can buy at the farm.
General admission prices are as follows:
- Sept. 25-30 $7 per person
- Oct. 1-31 $9 per person except on Sundays when it is $7
Children 4 and under are free. There is a military and senior (65+) discount of $1 off.
Exeter Corn Maze
This one is another drive from Branson – about an hour and 20 minutes from our hotel.
Per their website, for the easiest and most convenient directions you should use this address: State Hwy MM, Exeter, Missouri 65647.
They say to continue following Hwy MM south until it comes to an end. Then, turn left at the stop signs. They have signs along the road to help you on your way.
However, once you arrive you realize why their slogan is, “It’s just more fun here.”
They have a large amount of attractions that would be inefficient to post here but can be found here on their site.
However, they do include:
- Axe throwing
- Daytime paintball ride
- Zip line
- Haunted houses
- Go karts
- Spider net
- Vertical wall crawl
- Petting zoo
- Corn and candy cannons
- Fire pits
There’s plenty of delicious concessions, sunflower fields for beautiful picture opportunities, and, of course, a great corn maze for the family.
For those looking to get scared, there is a daytime haunted barn, zombie paintball, a haunted corn maze, and “the bunker.”
Haunted attractions begin at 6 p.m. on days Exeter Corn Maze is in operation.
They open on Sept. 4 and run through Nov. 7.
General admission is $12.95 for everyone 2+. It’s $16.95 if you want to do the corn maze.
General admission with haunted activities is $24.95 for adults and $21.95 for kids 12 and under.
There’s a 10% discount for military, seniors (65+), firefighters, and police.