Where to Find Corn Mazes, Hayrides, Pumpkins and More in Charlotte, Starting in September

Celebrate autumn with these great ways to have fun.
Aw Shucks

Towards the end of a hot Carolina summer, thoughts turn towards Fall with (hopefully) cooler weather and great opportunities to spend time together outdoors. From hayrides to mazes cut from cornfields and yummy foods, these area farms and play places offer the crew lots of was to welcome the season.

Some locations do require reservations or ask that tickets be purchased in advance to help visitors social distance and observe COVID-19 best practices.

Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze, Huntersville, NC

Opens September 11

Seven acres of corn is magically transformed into one of the largest mazes in the Southeast at the Amazing Maise Maze in Rural Hill in Huntersville! Please note you must wear a mask in the maze.

Where: 4431 Neck Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078

Distance from Center City Charlotte: 26 min.

Price: Tickets start at $12

Family Fun! Starting September 11 download the Historic Rural Hill phone app and collect map pieces, complete a crossword puzzle and play other games to compete in the ultimate challenge and dominate the leaderboard!

Tickets: You must purchase tickets in advance.

AW Shucks, Monroe

Opens September 18


One admission price gets your family an entire day of activities including 3 mazes!

Where: 3718 Plyler Mill Rd, Monroe, NC 28112

Distance from Center City Charlotte: 52 min

Price: $10 for adults, $8 for kids and 3 and under are free

Family Fun! Admission includes hayrides, 3 mazes, animal barn, fishing, games and more. The crew will not leave hungry with festival food including homemade doughnuts and apple cider.

Tickets: You can purchase tickets in person at the ticket booth.

Shelby Corn Maze, Shelby

Opens September 19

With fall fun, family entertainment, 8-acre corn maze, pumpkin patch and plenty of good stuff to eat, you’ll be in the spirit of the season in no time!

Where: 120 Broadway Dr., Shelby, NC 28152

Distance from Center City Charlotte: 59 min.

Price: The Farm Admission pass is $10 for ages 3 and older or purchase the Farm Combo pass for $12 which includes everything in Farm Admission, plus 10 activity tickets to use with extra fee attractions.

Family Fun! The Farm Admission pass includes the corn maze, courtyard activities, jumping pillow and hayride to the pumpkin patch and games area.

Country Days Corn Maze, Indian Trail

Opens September 25

With free and paid activities geared towards the little ones, you are guaranteed a tired crew.

Where: 416 Joe Lee Helms Road, Indian Trail, 28079

Distance from Center City Charlotte: 35 min.

Price:  Free and paid activities. $1 per activity or $18 for unlimited activities.

Family Fun! Designed for ages 10 and under, the “Little Ears Maze” allows kids (accompanied by a paying adult) to enjoy the maze experience through an interactive game of “Simon Says.”  Other ways to have fun include a corn cannon, duck races, petting zoo, swings and lots more.

Tickets: Pay at the ticket booth.


Patterson Farm

Opens October 1

Who says you fall fun can only happen on the weekend? Patterson Farm offers weekday fun from 2-6 p.m. Monday through Friday!

Where:10390 Caldwell Road, Mount Ulla, North Carolina 2812

Distance from Center City Charlotte:

Price: $10 per person, children under 2 are free

Family Fun! Admission includes puppet show, hayride (departs at 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.), barnyard visit, playground, picnic area and 2.5-acre maize maze.

Tickets: Must purchase tickets by 12:45. Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more.

Cherry Place Farm, Rock Hill

Opens October 3

Cherry Farm

Find your way out of the two-acre maze then take home the perfect pumpkin for carving.

Where: 1922 Oakdale Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730

Distance from Center City Charlotte: 30 min.

Price: $8 ages 2 and up

Family Fun! Admission includes the corn maze, hayrides, feeding the animals, free popcorn and a baby pumpkin to take home.

Tickets: Cash or cards accepted.

Fill your fall weekends with great activities to welcome the new season!