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 2023 Mid-South Maze opens September 15th for the season and this year the design has gone interstellar.

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.

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. Last year, it was even I Love Memphis Blog themed.

This year the design is meant to get visitors lost in space designed in the shape of an astronaut. The idea is that twists, turns, and surprises every corner is like navigating space as astronaut.

corn maze designed in the shape of astronaut

Memphis Corn Maze Hours and Ticket Prices

Agricenter Corn Maze Days and Hours

September 

Thursdays - Fridays: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Saturdays: noon - 10 p.m.

Sundays: noon - 8 p.m.

October 

*haunted on Fridays and Saturdays from dusk to close -- first night will be Sept. 30*

Wednesdays - Fridays: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Saturdays: noon - 10 p.m.

Sundays: noon - 8 p.m.

Memphis Corn Maze Tickets

Regular, non-spooky tickets:  $12 for ages 13 and up, $6 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.

Wednesday Family nights: Buy admission to the maze and receive a free hayride and bonfire.

Discounts are offered for groups, birthday parties, and field trips. For more information or to make reservations, give us a call at (901) 870-6338 or visit www.midsouthmaze.com.

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.

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.  

The lines can get really long, so get your tickets online to avoid the ticket line and then get there early to avoid the entry line.

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

select days

September 15 - October 31

Agricenter International

7777 Walnut Grove Rd Memphis, TN 38120

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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