While Los Angeles is not exactly known for its farm life, a little fun on the farm is not impossible to be had if you’re willing to make the drive. In fact, the best corn mazes near Los Angeles are no more than two hours away. Turn your usually local pumpkin-picking experience into an adventure at one of the following best corn mazes near Los Angeles where the pumpkins are plenty and the corn stalk stands tall.
Big Horse Corn Maze
33320 Temecula Parkway
Temecula, CA 92592
Every year at the end of the harvest season, Big Horse Corn Maze puts on a Harvest Festival just in time to kick off the Halloween season. There are all sorts of fun farm-related activities to get involved in, but the biggest attraction is no doubt the corn maze itself, which is said to be the largest authentic corn maze in Southern California. Growers plant the corn in July and it grows to be as tall as six to eight feet high by October. People of all ages will enjoy getting lost in the Big Horse Corn Maze. The corn maze will be open through Oct. 31.
15200 Rinaldi St.
Mission Hills, CA 91345
Forneris Farms will still be doing its annual corn maze again this year. The corn maze is a four-acre corn field labyrinth filled with lots of dead ends and plenty of riddles to keep you entertained. It’s completely kid-friendly so you won’t have to worry about ghouls of goblins haunting you through the maze. Corn Mazes America reports this year’s corn maze design to be a that of a tractor pulling a great pumpkin. If only it offered helicopter rides so maze lovers could see it from above after walking through it. The Forneris Farms corn maze will be open through Nov. 3.
Pierce College Harvest Festival
20800 Victory Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Every year, Pierce College puts together an annual Halloween Harvest Festival with a choose-your-own-adventure kind of corn maze. You can get lost in the “haunted” corn field with actors dressed in scary costumes, or you can opt for getting lost in the adventure maze for a less frightening experience, although for some, getting lost could be scary enough. After the corn maze, you can walk through the Factory of Nightmares, hop on a hay ride or visit the pick your own pumpkin patch. The Halloween Harvest Festival begins runs through Nov. 3.
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Faulkner Farm Pumpkin Patch
287 S. Briggs Road
Santa Paula, CA 93060
Located in Ventura County, the Faulkner Farm Pumpkin Patch offers great family fun at the farm every weekend in October. Learn about agriculture while enjoying great food, live music and entertainment. The Red Corn Maze is just one of the many other activities available at the pumpkin patch, including the pumpkin chucker.
3370 Sunset Valley Road
Moorpark, CA 93021
Every year, Underwood Farms has its Fall Harvest Festival with fun for the whole family all week long. Admission to the farm includes tractor rides, hay pyramids and, of course, a corn maze. This corn maze will be available through Oct. 31.
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