365 Things to Do in Memphis #273: Get Lost in the Mid-South Maze

365 Things to Do in Memphis #273: Get Lost in the Mid-South Maze

The Mid-South Corn Maze at the Agricenter opens on September 17th, 2021! It will be open through October 31st and will be "haunted" each Friday and Saturday in October. Get vaccinated, wear a mask, try to keep your distance, and enjoy this outdoor fall event safely! Read on for details!

Cornfields are creepy. It's not only all the haunted cornfield movies, it's also that you can't see what's happening around you. The crackles and wisps and snaps you're hearing are muffled and unclear, but also weirdly loud.

There's no way to tell if that crunching noise you just heard was a harmless critter or, you know, a zombie, or a guy with chainsaw...or group of dead-eyed children. Or a velociraptor. 

Mid-South Maze, Memphis, Tenn.

I've been to the Mid-South Maze at the Agricenter a few times over the years, and it's definitely one of the rites of passage for Memphis and worthy of spot #273 on the list of 365 Things To Do In Memphis.

The maze has a different design every year, sometimes going for a theme like Grizzlies players Mike Conley, and sometimes going for cute stuff like flowers. 2021 is the 20th anniversary of the Corn Maze, they're bringing back the first year's design, a classic skyline and Memphis bridge. Not that it matters all that much—knowing the design won't help you get through any faster. You'll have to have your wits about you.

Memphis Corn Maze Hours and Ticket Prices

Agricenter Corn Maze Days and Hours

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. (Haunted Fridays in Oct. starting at dusk, approx. 7 p.m.)
Saturday: noon - 10 p.m. (Haunted Saturdays in Oct. starting at dusk, approx 7 p.m.)
Sunday: noon - 8 p.m.

Memphis Corn Maze Tickets

Regular, non-spooky tickets:  $10 for ages 13 and up, $5 for ages 6-12, and free for kids 5 and under

Haunted maze tickets: $20 for all ages, starting at 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays in October.

Where Is The Mid-South Corn Maze?

It's at the Agricenter, 7777 Walnut Grove Rd. south of the farmer's market. There is free parking next to the maze.

2021 mid-south corn maze reveal

Is The Memphis Corn Maze Scary?

The maze usually opens mid-September and stays open through Halloween. On select days and weekends, the maze is  haunted with loud sounds, folks jumping out at you, creepy costumed actors, bloody scenes, and other spooky haunted-house-fare. Should you do the regular maze or wait for one of the haunted weekends? That depends on how you feel about being scared and crowds.  

With COVID filling up our hospitals, I'm even more inclined to tell you to watch out for crowds, especially on "haunted" nights. The line can get really long, so get there early to avoid this.

I'm a certified scaredy cat, closing my eyes through or refusing to watch or do anything remotely horror-ish since I was scarred for life watching the Sixth Sense at that sleepover in 5th grade...but I wasn't remotely traumatized by this haunted maze. On the other hand, younger kids might not appreciate it and should stick with the fall fun of the regular maze.

The paths through the maze are clearly marked, and there are plenty of opportunities for those who want to take their time and get a little lost. It takes about an hour, usually. There are people around if you do somehow get hopelessly lost.

Though the Mid-South Maze is haunted on the weekends leading up to Halloween, during the afternoons, it's open as a regular maze. The evidence of the haunted nights is still present, though, like a hangman's noose and several curtains stained with fake blood.

Mid-South Corn Maze, Memphis, Tenn.

Go there:

Mid-South Maze

September 17 - October 31, Wednesdays through Sundays
closed Mondays and Tuesdays

See the schedule here

Agricenter International
7777 Walnut Grove Rd Memphis, TN 38120

I know there wasn't a corn field in The Lost World: Jurassic Park but corn is basically just tall grass so in my mind it's the same thing.

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I, too, went to this corn maze. And I found it fairly peaceful except for the blasting Lady Gaga they played over the loudspeakers. 
October 27, 2012 6:55pm