Best Corn Mazes In and Around El Paso 2013
We’ve compiled a list of corn mazes in and around El Paso for Halloween 2013.
We’re officially in the fall season, and once those temperatures dip into the 80s, El Pasoans love to bundle up in their wool sweaters and head out to a maze or a pumpkin patch to celebrate the season. Kids love it, adults remember how much fun it is to be outside this time of year, you can get great food at all the places listed!
Hey, I love pumpkins and mazes, but I love food more!
Mesilla Valley Maze
Open: September 28th – October 27th
Address: 3855 W. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces
Hours: 11a.m. – 7p.m. on weekends. Tuesday – Fridays open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., for school tours only.
Admission: $10.50 for adults; $8.50 for kids under 12; kids under 2 yrs. old are free; $2 military discount with military ID.
If you’re looking for a full day experience at a maze, the Mesilla Valley Maze is the place for you and your family. In addition to the huge maze, there are hay rides, pedal carts, a toddler maze for the little ones, and even food at Aunt Mary’s Kitchen.
You can grab your Halloween pumpkin in the pumpkin patch and enjoy their Pumpkin Festival, October 5th and 6th. Pecan lovers can also head up on October 26th and 27th for their Pecan Festival. Make sure to take lots of pictures of you and your family at the Maze for their Photo Gallery on their website.
If you need more information on the Mesilla Valley Maze, call (575) 526-1919.
La Union Maze
Open: September 20th – November 3rd
Address: 1101 Hwy. 28, La Union, New Mexico
Hours: Fridays 5p.m. – 10 p.m.; Saturdays 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sundays noon – 6 p.m.
Admission: Ages 6 and over $11.00; Ages 2 – 5 years old $5.00; Military $9 and $4.
The La Union Maze has been around over ten years. Wondering if they have ATMs on location? How about if you should bring a sweater, or what will happen if you become unruly? Check out their ‘Planning Your Visit‘ page. Keep reading to the bottom to find out what happens when you get all cray cray at the Maze!
You can get your Halloween pumpkin in their pumpkin patch, and don’t miss their Halloween Costume Contest held on, well, Halloween! They even have their own 5k run called ‘The Muddy Pumpkin’. I’m guessing you’ll want to bring a fresh set of clothes with you for the ride home!
For more infomation on the La Union Maze, call (888) 383-MAZE (6293)
Open: September 20th – November 3rd
Address: 2855 Hwy. 28 or 571 Maldonado Road, La Union, New Mexico
Hours and Days Open: There are quite a few days listed on their Facebook page.
Admission: Ages 13 and over $15.00; Ages 6 – 12 years old $8.00; Ages 5 and under free.
The Maldonado Maze Facebook page says they offer Mud Bogs, and during the fall season, they will also be offering Haunted Hayrides. They promise ‘different scares at different times’ on the hayrides. There is no mention of pumpkin patches, so I think the Headless Horseman is going to have to go somewhere else for his melon.
See what I did there? The Headless Horseman uses a pumpkin for his head, because he’s, you know, headless, and some people call heads ‘melons’, and pumpkins are melons…. ok, forget it.
If you need more information on the Maldonado Maze, call 203-0515.
Ardovino’s Desert Crossing Farmers Market
Open: Every Saturday through October
Address: 1 Ardovino Dr., Sunland Park, New Mexico
Hours: 7:30 a.m. – noon
If you’re looking for a great variety of pumpkins, and so much more, check out the Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing. There’s no maze here, just row after row of produce grown by local farmers, honey from local bees, and fresh baked goods from local bakers.
Sensing a pattern?
Ardovino’s Desert Crossing is a restaurant owned by Robert Ardovino, whose family has owned restaurants in El Paso for over 60 years. This is the 12th year of their Farmer’s Market. You should go to check out the great buys, but also to take in the scenery and have breakfast or lunch at Desert Crossing once you’ve gone through the Farmer’s Market.
Call (575) 589-0653 for more information.
El Paso Downtown Artists and Farmers Market
Open: Every Saturday except December 28th
Address: 117 Anthony Street, near The Garden Restaurant in the Union Plaza Entertainment District
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
If you’re not into the bar and club scene that thumps it’s way into the wee hours of the morning, get up early and head downtown for the Artist and Farmers Market. You might run into clubgoers checking out the locally produced art, grabbing some freshly grown produce from area farmers, or something delicious to eat from one of the food trucks.
I haven’t been to this farmers market, but I’m planning on checking it out soon! For more information, check out their web page.