I have never looked more forward to the change in seasons as I have this year. The record number of triple-digit afternoons has been brutal.

And while fall couldn’t get here fast enough, it’s imminent arrival means area farms are putting the finishing touches on their 2023 corn mazes and pumpkin patches.

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Those looking to pick out the perfect pumpkin and get lost among the cornstalks need only wait until the last weekend in September for a “corny” adventure.

La Union Maze and Mesilla Valley Maze will open for the season at the end of September, according to their respective websites. El Paso’s Corn Maze on El Paso’s far east side has not updated its website or social media.

La Union Maze


La Union Maze in La Union, New Mexico opens Saturday and Sunday, September 23-24. After that, you can get lost among the corn stalks Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through November 5.

Slides, jumping pillows, and cow train rides are some of the other activities the kids will be able to do.

One new wrinkle to prepare for this season is a “contactless” payment system.

“We are going cashless and token-less this fall,” reads a note on their website. “To keep payments as contactless as possible, only credit cards or La Union Maze gift cards will be accepted.”

Mesilla Valley Maze

Mesilla Valley Maze Facebook
Mesilla Valley Maze Facebook

Opening weekend for Mesilla Valley Maze in Las Cruces is Saturday, September 30, and Sunday, October 1. After that it will be Saturdays and Sundays through October 29.

Besides the corn maze and pumpkin patch, there will be a flower field and kid-friendly activities including hayrides, a cow train, pedal cars, slides, and a tire pyramid to climb on.

Special events this season include a Fall Festival, and Pumpkin Festival. Each at no additional charge.

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