Maryland Corn Maze is celebrating its 13th birthday this year and wanted UNICORNS as the theme for its PARTY! So, with the help of The MAiZE company – the world’s leading designer of more than 4,000 corn mazes to date, our farmers here at Maryland Sunrise Farm have been working hard to plant an intricate, challenging, UNICORN designed maze, in over 8 acres of corn, in Gambrills, MD.
Unicorns have been enchanting young and old across the globe throughout the ages and The Maryland Corn Maze hopes to challenge the wits of those seeking to find the one exit from its life size mind-boggling UNICORN shaped puzzle. Though the correct pathway can be walked in only 15 minutes, most wandering maze-goers will require about one hour to travel through the 8 acres of twists, turns and decision points. There are ten posts to find in the maze. Answer the questions at the posts correctly and you will be guided to turn in the right direction! A 24’ tower sits in the center of the maze and a staff member keeps lookout at all times to guide patrons who have lost their way. It is said that we have both the highest tower (24’) and the largest maze (8 acres) in all of Maryland!
The UNICORN isn’t the only special animal at The Maryland Corn Maze. Maryland Sunrise Farm’s dairy cows have made a new friend… The Chick-fil-A cow! You will see the Chick-fil-A cow often wandering through the maze looking for his cow friends. He even comes for a slumber party once each Fall with his new Maryland Sunrise Farm cow friends! This year he gave the farm a birthday present to share with our maze friends… ‘anyone wearing their Maryland Corn Maze wristband will receive FREE drinks when dining at the two Waugh Chapel Chick-fil-As!’.
In addition to the Corn Maze, there are hours of fun to be had in the Farm Yard. You will find a hay ride, pumpkins, a play house, pedal carts, sling shots, a tire mountain, hay jumps, corn pits, balance beams, a hands on petting zoo, pony rides and more. You can even learn how to make butter… each person gets to make his or her own and taste it! It’s a full day of country fun!
New this year, the Maze will feature Friday Night Lights. Maze go-ers will have the opportunity to get lost in the dark on Friday evenings.
Maryland Sunrise Farm believes in feeding people through their farming efforts and it doesn’t stop there. We designate days at the Maze to collect food for the hungry in exchange for $ off admission.
The Maryland Corn Maze opens Sept 22 through November 4. Hours of operation are Friday 3:30-10:30PM, Saturday 10:30-7PM, Sunday 11AM-6PM. Tuesday, October 23 (10AM-4PM). Weekdays, are available by reservation. The location is 381 Gambrills Rd Gambrills, MD 21054. Admission is $11 and discounts are offered for groups and military. For more information or to make reservations, email info@MDCornMaze.com or visit www.MDCornMaze.com
Feedback from past maze go-ers…
Tiffany Carmouche “hidden treasure in Maryland”
Amy Pascua “Lots of activities for the kids, they absolutely loved it. My kids are 1, 3 & 9 and there was enough to keep them all entertained.”
Rose Hayes “I truly enjoyed our outing at Sunrise Farm, the kids and I had a wonderful time. It was a best kept secret of Gambrills as this was my first time visiting. The younger kids had a great time on the kiddie carts, kiddie hay maze, cow train ride, and then the hayride. The staff were all GREAT, each person in contact with did a fantastic job, we passed out a lot of tip bucks which they supply. I thought this was a great idea to help encourage the team. I will definitely be going back again.”
Dianna Samuels “Absolutely fun! My family and I enjoyed all the activities at the farm. The cheesecake cake on a stick dipped in chocolate was delicious. The attendees were very nice and welcoming and the place was clean.”
Vanessa Frank “The Corn Maze was so fun, loved finding the posts and figuring out the clues!”
Mary Lucian “Had a great time today at the maze! Friendly workers and nice game to play on your way through the maze! Kettle corn awesome and pumpkin pie flavored snow cone!”
Sue Anderson “There is something for everyone. I felt like we got lots for our money. Really fun place with very nice staff!”
Bill Crose “ The corn maze is very well done with a riddle game, flags & a watchtower in case you get lost, and many false paths.”
Amy Payne “Wholesome, fun- filled activities for the entire family. Always love the challenge of the corn maze, and the activities for the kids!!!”
Wes Shoap “Great time was had by the 5 year old, and as adults we had a great time as well. Gannon operated the hayride for the younger kids and was an awesome dude!”
Jeri Walters “It’s a once a year seasonal must do for us to take the grands to!”
About the Farm
MD Sunrise Farm is the last large parcel of agriculture in west AA County. The former Naval Academy Dairy Farm is leased from the US Navy by AA Co. and administered by the Department of General Services, with a plan for eventually creating another county park on some of the land. The University of MD Extension Service, AA Co., and the Master Gardeners share office space at the farm in a former cow barn.
MD Sunrise Farm, a private company, operates the farm which includes dairy heifers, beef cattle, an equine boarding operation, a CSA, and agritourism. The Corn Maze and related activities are always a fall highlight.
About The MAiZE, Inc.
The MAiZE, Inc. annually creates mazes for 280+ farms worldwide and represents an increasingly popular trend in outdoor fall entertainment for children and adults alike. Brett Herbst, founder of the MAiZE company, has worked with his team to design more than 3,000 corn mazes since first introducing the concept to Utah in 1996. Providing design and consultation services to those interested in creating their own labyrinths, The MAiZE has become the world’s largest cornfield maze company. For additional information, visit www.themaize.com