Corn mazes are the perfect fall activity! If you’re looking for one of the best corn mazes near Atlanta, then I recommend visiting Uncle Shucks Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Dawsonville, Georgia.
Uncle Shucks is more than just a 15-acre corn maze and pumpkin patch. There’s so much fall fun like corn cannons, a haunted trail, a goat tower, and more.
Here’s everything you need to know about visiting Uncle Shucks Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch this year.
Uncle Shucks Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
Fall is one of my favorite times in Atlanta, but you’ve got to get way out of the city to find a corn maze. Luckily, there are plenty to choose from.
We decided on Uncle Shucks Corn Maze because it seemed like the biggest and Dawsonville is only about an hour from where we live.
Corn Maze at Uncle Shucks
Uncle Shucks has a 15-acre Corn Maze, a Kiddy Maze, and a Haunted Trail.
Their main maze is more like a scavenger hunt than a traditional maze, where you find your way to checkpoints to mark off on your map to turn in for a prize. But it’s still easy to become corn-fused and get lost!
Each year, Uncle Shucks has a new maze to challenge you. This year’s maze has 6 miles of twisting and turning trails to keep you on your toes.
The maze has a series of checkpoints, and you can work individually or in teams to find all the checkpoints.
Dark Rows Haunted Corn Trail
The Dark Rows Haunted Corn Trail is completely separate from the regular Corn Maze.
Flashlights aren’t allowed in the haunted trail, and you’re guided only by the light of the moon. The ghouls appear at dusk, so get ready! Bonfires and wagon rides are also available at night.
The haunted trail is open on Friday and Saturday nights in October. The regular mazes are not haunted during these haunt nights in October, so you can enjoy them during regular hours without a scare.
We made it out of the maze just as it started to rain, so we took shelter under the large picnic area tent. The rain only lasted for a few minutes, and once it stopped raining, everyone flocked to the hayride.
Since that was filled up, we waited for the next go, and had the hayride almost completely to ourselves.
They didn’t put much hay on the hayride, which was good because you weren’t sitting on a pokey bale of hay, but it also didn’t feel super authentic.
The tractor pulled us along the cornfield on one side and a stream on the other before going into the cornfield, which became a bumpy ride.
The ride then doubles back past the start point and goes through a grassy field out toward the bonfires before making another loop back to the start. In all, it lasted about 10 minutes.
Uncle Shucks Pumpkin Patch
The pumpkin patch at Uncle Shucks is a great place to pick a pumpkin! And the good news is, there’s no entry fee to visit the pumpkin patch.
So you can come by and pick out your perfect pumpkin even if you don’t have time to get lost in a maze. Pumpkins are priced by size.
Read more: 16 Fun Pumpkin Patches in Atlanta, Georgia
Fall Fun at Uncle Shucks
Uncle Shucks also has a corn cannon that you shoot out at an old car, a tire mountain for kids to climb, and a goat walk where you can buy goat feed to entice the goats up a goat-playground.
They also have typical festival-type foods of hot dogs, hamburgers, boiled peanuts, and the like. At night, you can do the mazes, the haunted maze, the hayride, and head out to the bonfires to roast marshmallows.
After a few hours of getting lost in the corn, we were worn out and ready to get back home, but it was well worth it.
Visiting Uncle Shucks Corn Maze
Uncle Shucks Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch opens this year on September 16, 2023. The corn maze and pumpkin patch run through November 12, 2023. Their hours are as follows:
- September: Fridays 4 p.m. — 10 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. — 10 p.m.; and Sundays 10 a.m. — 6 p.m.
- October: Sundays through Thursdays 10 a.m. — 6 p.m.; and Fridays through Saturdays 10 a.m. — 10 p.m.
- November: Fridays 4 p.m. — 10 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. — 10 p.m.; and Sundays 10 a.m. — 6 p.m.
Haunt Nights occur every Friday and Saturday night in October, running from September 29, 2023 through October 28, 2023. The haunted trail begins at dark, and the last tickets are sold at 10 p.m.
Admission to the Corn Maze costs $17 and includes access to the 15 acre corn maze, unlimited wagon rides, the bonfire with marshmallows after dark, 3 shots on the corn cannon, the jumpy pad, the tire mountain, the kiddie maze, and the goat walk.
Admission to the Haunted Trail costs $22 and includes unlimited wagon rides, the bonfire with marshmallows, the jumpy pad, the tire mountain, the kiddie maze, and the goat walk.
A Combo ticket costs $27 and gets you access to the Corn Maze, Haunted Trail, 3 shots on the corn cannon, unlimited wagon rides, the bonfire with marshmallows, the jumpy pad, the tire mountain, the kiddie maze, and the goat walk.
If you’re looking for a good time to go, we went on a Sunday in October around 3:30 p.m., and it wasn’t very crowded.
Uncle Shucks Corn Maze FAQ
No pets are allowed at Uncle Shucks.
The bonfire at Uncle Shucks starts on Friday and Saturday nights at dark, which is around 7:30 p.m.
No, the Haunted Trail is separate from the regular Corn Maze. The Haunted Trail is a one-way path that is only open on Friday and Saturday nights in October. The regular Corn Maze is still open these nights and is not haunted.
No, you can purchase your Uncle Shucks ticket at the gate as well as online.
Yes, you have to purchase a ticket to access the corn maze and fall fun. The only thing you don’t need a ticket for is the pumpkin patch.
Where to Stay in Dawsonville
Find the perfect place to rest your head on your visit to Dawsonville, from the top rated accommodations to unique stays you can’t get anywhere else.
- Top Hotel: Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge
- Great Value: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dawsonville
- Unique Stay: Secluded Dahlonega Treehouse
Ready to explore Uncle Shucks Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Dawsonville, Georgia? Use the map below to find the perfect place to stay!
I hope you have a great time at Uncle Shucks Corn Maze!
More Fall Fun in Atlanta
Find even more fun fall activities in and around Atlanta, Georgia! Check out these posts for your autumn inspiration:
- Roswell Ghost Tour Review
- My Favorite Pumpkin Patch in Atlanta
- A Stroll Through Atlanta’s Historic Oakland Cemetery
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