Getting Lost in the Corn
All this fall, the folks at Barton Hill Farms are hosting the Fall Festival and Corn Maze. There’ll be food, games for the kids, tons of live music, and a five-acre corn maze, which brings us to an interesting bit of trivia: many corn mazes in the southern U.S. are actually made of sorghum. The type of sorghum used for mazes around here is visually very similar to corn, but it’s a little better environmentally, using less water and holding better in drought conditions. We still call them “corn mazes,” though, because “sorghum maze” is a horrible name.
The maze is designed to be traversed in a few ways. There’s an early exit if you want to keep things quick and easy, and if you’re in it for the long haul you can choose to answer trivia questions to earn directional tips or you can choose to rely on your navigational skills alone.
The festival is open every weekend through November 18, and there are mulitple musical acts every weekend (a full calendar of events can be found on the festival’s site).
1115 Farm-to-Market 969
Bastrop, TX 78602
Saturdays and Sundays 9:00 AM to dusk
Through November 18