Are you ready for Halloween yet? Conner Prairie is, and today they unveiled their corn maze, which is — wait for it — Headless Horseman-themed! The 11-acre corn maze, which opens to the public this Saturday, September 22, covers 479,000 square feet of the museum’s grounds. That’s a little more than a third bigger than last year’s corn maze, which Reader’s Digest named one of the “most insane corn mazes” in 2017. Does that mean this year’s corn maze will be 1/3 more insane?!
Corn-maze trekkers can explore two different maze lengths: a shorter maze that’s designed to take 30 minutes to navigate, and a longer maze that that takes about an hour to complete. For the bravest explorers, new this year is the Headless Hallow haunted corn maze, which is recommended for ages 11 and above. The Headless Hallow corn maze is only open at sundown on Headless Horseman nights, which is Conner Prairie’s annual Halloween festival that runs from October 11 through October 28.
“With three open mazes, every member of the family, no matter how young or old, can enjoy this fall activity,” says Richard Cooper, vice president and chief programs officer at Conner Prairie.
The corn maze is open during regular museum hours from September 22 to October 28, and paid museum guests and members can pay an activity fee to enter the maze. The activity fee is $5 per guest and $4 per member. Children under 2 years of age are free.
The corn maze is also open during Headless Horseman nights. Gates open for Headless Horseman at 6 p.m. and close at 9 p.m. Activities and hayrides may run until 10 p.m. or later.
For more information, visit www.connerprairie.org/things-to-do/events/corn-maze