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TampaBayDateNightGuide Fun Ways to Celebrate Fall  ~  Corn Mazes



Along with Pumpkin Patches, Fall Festivals, Fall Craft Beer and Foodie Events, and great Halloween Activities, (all of which are on the Fun Ways to Celebrate Fall listing) Tampa Bay’s corn mazes are a key part of Fall and Halloween fun!

So technically, much of Tampa Bay’s Corn Mazes aren’t in Tampa – at least south Tampa and Seminole Heights and just north of the downtown.  Most of the corn mazes near Tampa are actually east of Tampa in Brandon, Plant City, and Polk County, or the corn mazes are north of Tampa in Spring Hill and Hernando – and even a particularly scary one in Gainesville!

But you’ve got nothing to fear (at least, for some of these Tampa corn mazes, you’ve got nothing to fear … until you arrive!)

They’re a relatively short drive from the Tampa Bay area, and they’re well worth the trip!  Also, see Clearwater Corn Mazes.

So check out our list of corn mazes in Tampa and near Tampa Bay – some are more Fall Festive-fun, others are haunted and a little more intense, and some change at night!  Enjoy!



Harvest Holler Corn Maze

Fridays – Saturdays starting September 15 through November 12, 2023
Polk City (in Polk County, about a 40 minute drive from downtown Tampa)
This working family farm in Polk City is a classic fall favorite and sports an incredible corn maze, with hundreds of different sized pumpkins from which to choose!  Corn stalks 6 to 8 feet high provide a really different vibe from the constant palm-tree feeling of Tampa Bay, and Harvest Holler’s Corn Maze is the perfect spot for all your Fall pics!  Plus…their PUMPKINS!  There are GIANT carving pumpkins for your next Jack-O-Lantern and assorted sizes all the way down to the most ideal of dining room table decor. Best of all, this patch makes a great place to take your fall photos so make sure to dress for the occasion.  And more than just a corn maze, they also have corn hole, an authentic country store, hay rides, and prepared food for sale grown right on the farm!
$15 per person (but some discounts are offered). All attractions included.

Tampa corn maze pumpkin patch



Southern Hill Farms Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival

Thursdays-Sundays from September 23- November 12, 2023
Clermont, FL

About an hour east of Tampa, just north from Walt Disney World is the cutest farm/fall festival for families! This year’s 8th Annual Fall Festival at Southern Hill Farms will feature a new 5-acre corn maze, u-pick sunflowers and zinnias, a pumpkin patch barn, kids zone, and more. There will be live music and even flat screen TVs to make sure you don’t miss your favorite game. You can even taste the yummy apple cider donuts, blueberry lemonade, frozen and hot apple cider, pumpkin muffins, and more. This event is cashless and tickets must be bought in advance.

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Southern Hill Farm’s 5 Acre Corn Maze just after the corn sprouted in spring – you won’t believe it now!



HarvestMoon Fun Farm Corn Maze

September 30-November 5, 2023 (Sat/Sun and Wed-Fri)
Masaryktown (north of Tampa)
So HarvestMoon Farm is legendary – every spring they plant their corn in a unique, cool and different design, and come Fall, it’s grown into an amazing corn maze like no others!  This year’s Corn Maze features a Wizard of Oz design, and past-years’ corn mazes have celebrated the Tampa Bay Lighting’s Stanley Cup victories, the Minions from Despicable Me, and more.  offers five acres of nonstop fun. Work on your teamwork skills as you twist and turn your way through the farm’s 5-acre corn maze, which features a new design each year. Other activities include the pumpkin patch, petting farm and more. Couples will love the Haunted Nights and Flash Light Nights and the farm’s nighttime Flashlight Maze Haunted Trail.
General Admission: $11.95-$14.95 plus tax
Haunted Nights: $21.95 plus tax

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Harvest Moon Farm’s annual Corn Maze design – this year celebrating the Wizard of Oz!



Open Now till Nov 4th, every Friday & Saturday

For a memorable date night that combines adventure and the spirit of Halloween, look no further than Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo’s newest event, “The Haunting of River Ranch.” This seasonal extravaganza promises an unforgettable evening for couples.
Begin your thrilling night by hopping onto a haunted hayride that will take you through uncharted territory at the ranch, unveiling a spine-tingling tale that will send shivers down your spine. Hold hands with your partner as you navigate twists, turns, and eerie encounters.

A small, kid-friendly maze is part of the family Cowboy Adventure Park.



Corky’s Corn Maze at Keel Farms 

October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22
Plant City, FL, East of Tampa
Keel Farms in Plant City is hosting this NEW event in Tampa Bay that will feature a four-acre corn maze for you and the kids to navigate as you find hidden clues and solve a riddle with the rooster mascot, Corky and pals. There is also a pumpkin hatch, hayrides, kids zone, and more! Stick around and enjoy some of Keel’s fruit wines, sangrias, beers, and ciders during their Harvest Days event.

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Corn Maze Mania at Corky’s Corn Maze



Fox Squirrel Pumpkin Patch

Saturdays and Sundays October 7- November 5, 2023; 10am-5pm
Plant City, East of Tampa
This annual pumpkin patch and corn maze in Plant City, FL, about 20 minutes from downtown Tampa, features a corn maze, live music, duck races, fall games, a pumpkin patch, butterfly garden (additional charge) and more. Make it a complete date day by pairing up your visit with a stop at Keel Farms, which is a short 15-minute drive from the maze. Bring cash for the on site vendors as many don’t accept card payments.
$11 plus tax

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Fox Squirrel’s Corn Maze give City People a whole new perspective on Country Living


32nd Annual Hunsader Farms Corn Maze Festival

October 14-29, 2023 on Saturdays and Sundays 9am-5pm
5500 C.R. 675, Bradenton, FL 34211
Cost: $15 ages 11 and up, children under 10 are free. $5 for parking
Make the drive south of Tampa Bay to experience the 30th annual Pumpkin Patch Festival on select weekends in October. There will be hayrides, a petting zoo, games, pumpkin patch and more! The main attraction is the corn maze which is an additional $2 per person. Make sure to bring cash for other cool activities like a children’s train ride, Butterfly Experience, zip line and more!



Newberry Cornfield Haunted Maze

September 22-October 28, 2023
20015 West Newberry Road Newberry, Florida – near Gainesville

The Newberry Cornfield Maze dates back almost 20 years – by day it’s a beautiful Insta-worthy stroll.  But at night…beware that when darkness falls, nocturnal life awaits your every twist and turn as you try to get out escape.  This immensely popular non-scary or scary Halloween farm thrills since this Florida corn maze operates as a “playful maze” during the day and transforms into a “walk of terror” full of goblins and ghouls at night! Once you’ve conquered the corn maze, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the horrifying haunted house on the premises. At the Newberry Corn Maze, activities include a Haunted Hayride, Kids Area with carnival-like games, Mechanical Bull, Bonfire, live DJ and more. In addition, a concession stand sells snacks and drinks, which makes this one haunted corn maze that really has some “meat on its bones”.

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The Haunted Corn Maze in Newberry is to Not be Messed With.