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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the busiest time?
The last 2 weekends in October are traditionally our busiest times. If you chose to visit on these 2 weekends you will experience long lines. If crowds and long lines are not your cup of tea then we recommend visiting earlier in our season or during the cooler month of November!

Are discounts combinable?
No. One coupon per person, please!

Are there refunds if guests leave due to rain?
No, but you can check with the admissions buildings before you leave the maze to see if they will give you a rain check, allowing you to return on a future date.

Is the pumpkin patch open after dark?
YES! The pumpkin patch is open after dark. The pumpkin patch opens the first weekend in October and closes on October 31st. Maize grounds admission is required to access the pumpkin patch.

How do you get the group discount rate?
Groups of 15+ qualify for the group discount rate. A reservation is required to receive this discount.

Is the maze wheelchair friendly?
Yes. Please call, before visiting the maze, to get up to date maze conditions.

Is smoking allowed?
No. Smoking is only permitted in our designated smoking area. If you are seen smoking, within the maze grounds, we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action!

Can we bring our own food?
Absolutely. Though we do sell lots of yummy food onsite, you are welcome to bring your own as well. We have shaded picnic tables available on a first-come-first-serve basis. No alcohol is allowed on the premises.

Are reservations required for groups less than 15?
No, unless you are bringing a scout group, or school group.

Are reservations required for school field trips?
Yes, all school field trips must be reserved in advance. Please visit the school field trip section of our website.

Are reservations required for boy/girl scout groups?
Yes, all boy/girl scout groups must be reserved in advance. Please visit the scout section of our website.

Are you closed if it has rained?
If our parking lot is too muddy for cars to park then we are closed due to rain. Please call before departing for the maze to get the latest maze ground conditions.

At what time of the day do you close the maze?
On our general admission days the last paid admission is at the posted closing time. Please see the Plan A Visit section of our website. The maze grounds will remain open for an hour after the posted closing time.

Can I visit the maze on a field trip day from 9:30a-2:30p?
Yes, you can visit during a field trip day, however, reservations are required.

How long does it take to walk the maze?
The average time is 15-30 minutes per half. The maze is divided into 2 halves. Please visit our orientation area before entering into the maze to learn the method for getting in and out of the maze.

Are reservations required for everyone?
No. Reservations are required for school field trips, scout groups, and all groups of 15+ people to receive the special discount rate.

Is the maze lighted at night?
No. Please bring your own flashlight or you can purchase one of our very bright glow sticks. You need a source of light to navigate through the maze because reading is required to find the correct pathways within the maze.

Is the maze haunted?
No. The focus for our fall maze is fun for the whole family. We offer Trick or Treat Weekends, please see our schedule, and costume contests. These activities are for children 10 and under in full costume only.

Are you open Halloween night?
No, unless Halloween occurs on one of our regularly scheduled nights of operation. Please visit the calendar section of our website.

Can everyone Trick or Treat within the maze?
Trick or Treating within the maze is for children 10 and under in full costume only. Trick or Treating takes place during the daylight hours only, on specially designated weekends, on each of the bridges (there are 2 bridges) within the maze.

Do I have to pay admission if I don’t want to walk through the maze?
Yes, there is a maze grounds admission whether you want to get lost or not!

Will I get lost?
We hope so! That’s part of the fun! While everyone gets lost to different degrees, we have designed the maze to be an interactive activity that make a trip inside the maze more than just a haphazard stroll. At the beginning of your visit you have the option of taking a “passport”. The ten questions on the passport will help you make your way through the maze.

How do you make the maze?
It takes lots of practice and patience! Our particular method of designing the maze is a trade secret, but we can tell you that we plant the whole field in late July and then take out the design when the plants are very short. The design is created on a computer and then transferred into the maze acreage.

How big is the maze?
The maze itself is 7 acres. It is divided into two halves for ease of navigation for the very directionally challenged!

What age is the South Texas MAiZE appropriate for?
One of the great things about the South Texas MAiZE is the fact that it offers something that everyone can enjoy. From babies, all the way up to grandma and grandpa, our goal is to make sure everyone in your group leaves with memories they will cherish!

Why isn’t the maze planted in corn?
We plant our maze in hay grazer – the stuff hay bales are made out of. Corn requires twice as much water as hay grazer and little pesky bugs love to eat on corn stalks, destroying their growth potential. The hay grazer we plant is more drought tolerant and bug resistant allowing us to use sustainable agricultural practices on our maze crop, which is safer for the environment and the public.

Is the pumpkin patch opened in November?
No, the pumpkin patch opens the first weekend in October and closes on the night of 10/31. We will continue selling pumpkins on our maze grounds for your fall baking and decorating.

Are you open in November?
YES! The fall family fun continues during the month of November. Please visit the home page of our website for our November dates. The weather is usually cooler and the maze craze keeps going with special events scheduled each weekend during the month of November. Please see the events section for details. We typically have fewer folks visiting in November. If crowds are not for you, then a maze visit in November will suit you, especially a visit on a Friday night!

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