ABOVE: This year's giant corn maze is themed "Farm to Table." (Photo supplied by Long & Scott Farm)
It’s an annual tradition in Mount Dora. Lose your sense of direction and then try to find your way out of a towering corn field.
The 18th annual corn maze at Long & Scott Farm, located outside of Mount Dora, opens on October 3 with a Farm-to-Table themed labyrinth cut into the field. In previous years, the popular seasonal attraction reportedly brought in an estimated 1,500 - 2,000 weekend visitors.
Visitors that dare can enter the giant 6.5-acre corn maze and attempt to find their way out of the tall and twisting corn field. No need to panic--before an anxiety attack kicks in, participants can raise a flag to surrender and be promptly rescued.
There is also a half-acre mini corn maze for smaller guests, and a cooling mist labyrinth. The popular agri-tourism attraction also features an oversized jumping pillow, super slide, kids' zip line, expansive wooden play fort, covered picnic areas, hayrides, kids’ fishing, food vendors and country market.
Scott's Maze Adventure is open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. between October 3 and Dec. 13. It is recommended to get there early to avoid long lines. Latest entry is 3 p.m. The farm is located at 26216 County Road 448A, Mount Dora.
Admission is $12; children 3 and under are free. Kids 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Hayrides are $4 per person and kids’ fishing is $2. Large groups can make reservations for admission on Tuesdays through Fridays.
Scott’s Country Market & Café is now open for the season on Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Find the list of local pumpkin patcheshere.
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