Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze: What You Should Expect On This Fall Adventure

I don’t know about you, but nothing says “fall” like getting lost in a corn maze with my family!  If you’re looking for one of the best in Georgia, then I recommend a visit to Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze in Dawsonville.

On our way home from Dahlonega, Ga, we stopped at Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze for the first time. The boys were super excited and had been asking about it all weekend.

The main attraction is the 15-acre corn maze, and it’s a-MAZE-ing! (Sorry. I couldn’t help it.)

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The Corn Maze

The corn maze is broken up into two sections, and includes almost 4 miles of hiking trails! The corn maze is meant to be somewhat challenging, but you can also exit anytime you wish.  So don’t worry about having to spend the night in there!  An average visit can take as little as 30 minutes to complete, or as long as 2 hours if you want to try to complete both mazes.

When you check in, get a card to punch at each check point — either one with numbered checkpoints (available in each of the mazes), and/or another called FSI — which is a mystery game with picture clues. Find the clues and determine “who done it.” The FSI game is only available in the smaller maze.

As I’ve mentioned before, my family is a bit directionally-challenged, but my 12-year-old started to get the hang of it and led the group to all the checkpoints, with some help from his 10-year-old brother. The 6-year-old just ran around yelling, “Come on guys, come on!” I went wherever they told me, as I was hopelessly lost.  (We eventually made it out so I could write this article for you!)

Fun, Fall Activities

When you pay for your corn maze tickets — you get a whole lot more for that admission price!  You get all the fun, fall activities you can handle.

The regular corn maze admission price is $15 per person (4 and under are free) and you get so much fun along with it. Like…13 acres of corn mazes, unlimited wagon rides, 3 shots on the corn cannon, a bonfire with marshmallows (after dark), and access to the jumpy pad for your little ones.

There is a kid’s area where your kiddos can run through their own maze cut in soy beans or climb over “tire mountain.” In the back were goats, and you can purchase feed from a machine to send up to them.

While you’re here, you’ve just got to get some of the delicious food offerings.  You’ll find turkey legs, hot dogs, BBQ sandwiches, funnel cakes, fried oreos, cotton candy, roasted corn, and SO. MUCH. MORE.  Seriously — you will not go hungry here.

The Haunted Maze

Want to add a little more spook to your corn maze? Then the Haunted Maze is the one for you.

The Haunted Maze is a nighttime adventure for those of you who really like to be scared!  I mean, flashlights are NOT allowed on this. You’ll have only the moon to count on for light.  Sounds…slightly terrifying, actually.

The Haunted Trail is called the Dark Rows, and will be offered on Friday and Saturday nights in October.  (For the faint of heart – don’t worry. Their regular corn mazes are open even on these nights, and they are no haunted.  This attraction is completely separate.)

Admission for The Dark Rows is $20 per person, and also includes unlimited wagon rides, access to a bonfire with marshmallows, jumpy pad, tire mountain, goat walk, and the kiddie maze.

You can also purchase a combo ticket for $25 per person (4 and under free) — and that gets you access to ALL the corn mazes (regular and haunted) and all the fall activities too!

The Pumpkin Patch

Uncle Shuck’s is also home to an impressive pumpkin patch!  You do not have to pay admission to visit the patch — so feel free to stop by anytime, even if you don’t have a whole day to spend at the farm.

It’s the perfect place to pick up your jack-o-lantern for the season!

Want to know more corn mazes in the Atlanta area, check out our recent post on Atlanta area corn mazes. If you’ve got a review of another maze, pumpkin patch or haunted house, let us know, we’d love to print it – or link to it.

What: Uncle Shucks Corn Maze
Where: 125 Bannister Rd, Dawsonville, GA
Dates: September 12 – November 15, 2020

Thank you to the Dahlonega Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze for providing tickets.

Uncle Shuck's Corn Maze: What You Should Expect On This Fall Adventure

Sue Rodman | Co-Founder

Sue came to Atlanta after finishing the Walt Disney World College Program where she was a tour guide then guest relations hostess (and no she did not moonlight as Snow White). Sue spent 25 years in PR before adding freelance travel writing to her resume. Prior to 365 Atlanta Traveler, Sue published an award winning family travel blog called Field Trips with Sue for eight years, and produced a TV segment with the same name on CBS Better Mornings Atlanta. Her favorite place to visit is anywhere with her husband and three sons. Sue believes anytime is a good time for dessert and there are no bad field trips, just better stories. @SueRodman

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