Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is a corn maze?
A: A corn maze is like any maze you would see on paper except the design is set in a cornfield. Instead of solving the maze with a pencil, a corn maze is life-size and you find your way by walking the trails that are cut into the cornfield. In our maze, visitors must find a series of checkpoints as they navigate the trails through the tall corn. Corn Mazes only last a few months before the plants dry out and are harvested.
Q: How do the Shryocks create the corn maze?
A: We design our corn mazes on a computer using a spatial management program. When the corn is about two feet tall the maze design is then transferred to the cornfield using global positioning technology. We have obtained permission to use all licensed logos and pictures in our maze designs.
Q: How long does it take to get through the maze?
A: About an hour and a half. Groups will take longer. For slower visitors it is a good idea to allow two hours to get through the maze. Also, it takes about two hours to get through the maze during Flashlight Nights because it is easier to become disoriented.
Q: Can I exit the maze before the finish line?
A: Yes. Marked exits around the edge of the maze lead back to the Big Red Barn.
Q: Will someone come and find me if I get lost in the maze?
A: Maze workers periodically walk through the maze to assist visitors. Trail maps are printed on your ticket to help you on your way. Children 12 and under should ALWAYS be accompanied by an adult.
Q: What kind of clothes and shoes should I wear to the maze?
A: Dress for the maze like you would for any other outdoor activity. Make sure you have a sweatshirt on cool days or a rain jacket if the forecast dictates. There is not any shade in the maze, so it’s a good idea to wear a hat on sunny days. Remember that you will be in a cornfield and even though the trails are compact, your footwear will get dirty. Depending on your walking pace and the size of your group you could be in the maze for a couple of hours. Also, don’t forget the sunscreen!
Q: Are there restrooms in the maze?
A: No. Please use the restrooms in the barn before venturing into the maze.
Q: Will young children enjoy the maze?
A: Yes. They may grow tired before completing the entire maze, but there are exits available throughout the maze (and are marked on your ticket). You may also bring a stroller. All children under the age of 12 should ALWAYS be accompanied by an adult.
Q: Can I use a stroller in the maze?
A: Yes. The paths winding through the maze are about eight feet wide and flat, making it easy to accommodate a stroller. However, be aware that if it has recently rained the paths may be muddy.
Q: Can I take my pets into the maze?
A: No. For the safety of other visitors and your pet, no pets are allowed.
Q: Is the maze wheelchair accessible?
A: Yes, the maze is wheelchair accessible. The paths within the maze are compact dirt paths that are approximately eight feet wide and are flat for the most part. However, you may want to call ahead to ensure that the paths are dried out if we have recently had rain.
Q: May I bring outside food and/or drinks?
A: Yes, you may bring your own food and/or drinks. However, we do not allow alcoholic beverages of any kind on the premises or on the hayrides. There are no trash cans in the maze, you must keep everything with you until you exit the maze.