Conner Prairie’s Headless Horseman-themed Corn Maze

Conner Prairie’s corn maze

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.

The view of the corn maze from the hot air balloon!

“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.

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Nicole Sipe
Nicole Sipe
Nicole Sipe is the editor of Indy's Child and Southwest Ohio Parent magazines. She has a BA in Journalism from California State University Northridge, and has been involved in the print and digital publishing world for most of her life. Born and raised in Southern California, Nicole traded the city and sun for corn and creeks, and now lives in central Indiana with her husband, two sons and Collie. Her latest book for children, “All About Me! Art Journal” was published in 2022 by Walter Foster Jr. In her spare time, she likes traveling with her family, enjoying good food and drink, volunteering at her children’s schools and around her community, and practicing yoga.

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