Frequently Asked Questions
Do you limit capacity?
Weather permitting, the month of October is traditionally our busiest, therefore we will be LIMITING CAPACITY during the month of October. The LIMITED CAPACITY will enable us to better serve our a’MAIZE’ing customers!
Are there refunds if guests leave due to rain?
No, but you can check with the admissions buildings before you leave the maze to see if they will give you a rain check, allowing you to return on a future date.
Is the pumpkin patch open after dark?
YES! The pumpkin patch is open after dark. The pumpkin patch opens the first weekend in October and closes on the last weekend in October. Online maize grounds admission is required to access the pumpkin patch.
How do you get the group discount rate?
Groups of 15+ qualify for the group discount rate. Group tickets are available online. If your group is tax exempt, please call 830-741-3968 for tax exempt group admission instructions.
Is the maze wheelchair friendly?
Yes. Please call, before visiting the maze, to get up to date maze conditions.
Is smoking allowed?
No. Smoking is only permitted in our designated smoking areas. If you are seen smoking, within the maze grounds, we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action!
Can we bring our own food?
Absolutely. Though we do sell lots of yummy food onsite, you are welcome to bring a picnic. We have shaded picnic tables available on a first-come-first-serve basis. No alcohol is allowed on the premises.
Are you open during the week?
Yes, we are open for weekday visits. Click on the Field Trips tab for more information. Online tickets are required for all weekday visits.
Are you closed if it has rained?
If our parking lot is too muddy for cars to park then we are closed due to rain. Please call before departing for the maze to get the latest maze ground conditions.
At what time of the day do you close the maze?
On our general admission days the last paid admission is at the posted closing time. Please see the Plan A Visit section of our website. The maze grounds will remain open for an hour after the posted closing time. No one is allowed to enter into the maze 45 mins. prior to our posted closing time.
How long does it take to walk the maze?
The average time is 15-30 minutes per half. The maze is divided into 2 halves. Please visit our orientation area before entering into the maze to learn the method for getting in and out of the maze.
Is the maze lighted at night?
No. Please bring your own flashlight! You need a source of light to navigate through the maze because reading is required to find the correct pathways within the maze.
Is the maze haunted?
No. The focus for our fall maze is fun for the whole family and we can accomplish that withOUT haunting!
Are you open Halloween night?
No, unless Halloween occurs on one of our regularly scheduled nights of operation.
Do I have to pay admission if I don’t want to walk through the maze?
Yes, there is a maze grounds admission whether you want to get lost or not!
Are dogs allowed?
YES! Be prepared to clean up after your pet and have them on a leash.
Will I get lost?
We hope so! That’s part of the fun! While everyone gets lost to different degrees, we have designed the maze to be an interactive activity that makes a trip inside the maze more than just a haphazard stroll. At the beginning of your visit you have the option of taking a “passport”. The ten questions on the passport will help you make your way through the maze.
How do you make the maze?
It takes lots of practice and patience! Our particular method of designing the maze is a trade secret, but we can tell you that we plant the whole field in late July and then take out the design when the plants are very short. The design is created on a computer and then transferred into the maze acreage.
How big is the maze?
The maze itself is 8 acres. It is divided into two halves for ease of navigation for the very directionally challenged!
What age is the South Texas MAiZE appropriate for?
One of the great things about the South Texas MAiZE is the fact that it offers something that everyone can enjoy. From babies, all the way up to grandma and grandpa, our goal is to make sure everyone in your group leaves with memories they will cherish!
Is the pumpkin patch opened in November?
No, the pumpkin patch opens the first weekend in October and closes on the last weekend in October. We will continue selling pumpkins on our maze grounds for your fall baking and decorating.
Are you open in November?
YES! The fall family fun continues during the month of November. Please visit the home page of our website for our November dates. The weather is usually cooler and the maze craze keeps going with special events scheduled each weekend during the month of November. Please see the events section for details. We typically have fewer folks visiting in November. If crowds are not for you, then a maze visit in November will suit you, especially a visit on a Friday night!