A corn maze just might be the last thing you would expect to crop up in Florida, but each fall that's exactly what happens about 30 miles northwest of Orlando. Each fall the ancient art form is reborn by Long & Scott Farms in Mount Dora. A different adventure is carefully crafted with the cornstalks as a backdrop for a themed experience that is different every year. It's fun to get lost in the acres of corn stalks as you follow the pathways of the maze, find pictures, clues and games to make learning fun.
The seven-acre corn field isn't just a walk in the stalks... it is a real adventure where you or a group work together or compete as teams to find your way. Finding the clues in the corn is made interesting with multiple choices on every pathway. There is something new to find and a decision to make around every corner. It's great fun!
In addition, Scott's have added new additions this year, including a jumping pillow.
This year, Scott's Corn Maze season opens two weeks early — Saturday, September 29 — with the opening day's Fall Festival and continues through December 16, 2012. The maze will also be open to the public Wednesday, November 21 and Friday, November 23. Special event weekends will include:
- Fall Festival - October 6 & 7
- Scout Weekend - October 13 & 14 ($1 off scouts wearing any part of their uniform)
- Wounded Warriors Outdoors ($2 from tickets sold go to this organization)
- FALL-O-WEEN ($1 off those in costume)
- Veteran's Day Salute (Veterans get in free with card)
- Scout Weekend - October 17 & 18
- Santa Arrives & Christmas Trees for sale
Scott's Corn Maze is open to the general public every Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The last ticket sold is at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday are reserved for groups of 20 or more. The Corn Maze is closed on Mondays.
Admission is $11.00 for adults (17 & up), $9.00 for children (ages 3-16) and those under three are admitted free. Ages 16 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult. The Maze is available by reservation for birthday parties and other special occasions. Discounts are offered for groups of 20 or more. Call 352-383-6900, ext. 330, for special scheduling and discounts. Group hayrides and farm tours are also available. Also, Scott's Maze Adventures can now be found on Facebook, where you can find special promotions and discounts!
Scott's invites you to pack a lunch to enjoy in the picnic area. Snacks and drinks are available in the Market, along with souvenir maze t-shirts, hats, patches and a variety of jams, jellies, honey and gifts. Also, food vendors are on the premises on weekends.