Feeling adventurous? Get lost and then find your way out of the annual corn maze just south of Mount Dora. The 20th annual Corn Maze Adventure at Long & Scott Farm returns September 30 through November 26. Located approximately seven miles southwest of Mount Dora, the seasonal attraction reportedly brings an estimated 1500-2000 weekend visitors.
Guests that dare can enter the 6.5 acre corn maze and attempt to find their way out of the tall and twisting corn field that's designed in a “Space Exploration” theme this year.
Features include the Orion Space Capsule, stars, Saturn and the moon. If that’s not enough of a challenge, visitors can opt to tackle the maze at night. Whether day or night, there’s no need to panic. It's friendly fun, so before an anxiety attack kicks in, participants can raise a flag to surrender and be promptly rescued.There is also a half-acre mini-maze for smaller guests that celebrates the venue’s 60 years of farming. The two mazes have lots of paths and plenty of room. Employees inside the maze and on a bridge monitor and help guests navigate the rows of corn. Visitors are asked to divide into groups of four to six people, with an adult in each group, and then enter the maze with a rescue flag and a game sheet.
The popular weekend attraction also includes a lot of fun outdoor activities for kids, including an oversized jumping pillow, 60-foot super slide,kids' zip line, a mist maze, plus catch-and-release fishing. Food vendors are onsite, as well as a country market and cafe.
This year there will be four night mazes from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on select Saturday nights including Latin Night on October 14, Country Night on October 21, Family Friendly Halloween on October 28, and Glow Night on November 4.
Scott's Maze Adventure is open onSaturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. between September 30 and November 26. Visitors should get there early to avoid long lines. Latest entry is 3 p.m. The farm is located at 26216 County Road 448A, Mount Dora. Tickets are $15 online for guests ages 4 years and older.
The festive tradition continues as the East Lake County Chamber of Commerce kicks off the season with the opening of its 15th annual Pumpkin Patch on September 30.
Families can find their perfect pumpkins among thousands of the gourds of all sizes and many different varieties. There will also be family photo opportunities, Mount Dora High School Future Farmers of America Pumpkin Train, and other fun family activities.
On October 12, the pumpkin patch will host a free community screening of the Halloween classic movie, “The Addams Family,” on the big screen in the Chamber’s backyard. Refreshments will be available for purchase from Mount Dora High School Future Farmers of America. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, friends, and family. Showtime is approximately 7:00 p.m.
The pumpkin patch is located at 24214 Sorrento Avenue (formerly SR 46) and will remain open through October 31. The hours are Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. There is no fee to enjoy the patch, and pumpkin prices begin at $1.
East Lake County Chamber of Commerce is proud to bring the Pumpkin Patch to Sorrento for the sixteenth consecutive year. From its inception, this Pumpkin Patch has supported numerous local community organizations, who help staff the Patch in exchange for a share of the proceeds. These organizations have included Mount Plymouth Landowners League, East Lake Historical Society, Sorrento Girl Scout Troop #923, and Mount Dora High School Future Farmers of America, among others.