Mesilla Valley Corn Maze Enters Final Weekend

Gianni Nicole Villegas

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Photo Courtesy Of Mesilla Valley Corn Maze

The town of Mesilla is a historic location that proudly calls itself home to many people in the southwest area of Las Cruces. The town proudly displays its culture and traditions through many art forms. The adobe setting and Spanish renaissance feel is like no other. During farming season, Mesilla opens its doors to its very own corn maze.

Fall time in Mesilla consists of cooler temperatures and fun-packed outdoor activities to do. The Mesilla Valley Maze is New Mexico’s original Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, filled with outdoor fall fun. The month of October is where the Mesilla Valley Maze is a great place for all ages and groups, that are welcomed to navigate through Mesilla’s giant corn maze, along with picking a pumpkin, taking a hayride, and many other activities.

Anna Lyles is in charge of the event and says it has been a great turnout thus far this year.

“This is our 19th year of being open and it has gotten bigger every year,” Lyles said. “Our target audience is mostly for families and young children but we’d love for students to come out and take a hay ride and pick a pumpkin. It is a fun environment and we have lots to do.”

The Mesilla Valley Maze is located at 3855 W Picacho Ave Las Cruces, NM 88007. The maze is open to the public Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  General admission is $12 for adults, and $10 for anyone under the age of 12. Admission is free for children who are 2-years-old and under. 

The maze is not the only attraction provided. There is a pumpkin patch were the public can pick a pumpkin and take home at certain prices on Saturdays and Sundays. In its 20+ acre Pumpkin Patch, the farmers grow between 50,000 and 100,000 pumpkins a year. The selection includes mini sized to giant sized pumpkins. Prices for the pumpkins range from 25 cents to $25.

Lyles shares her excitement with the pumpkin patch because October 28-29 is the pumpkin patch festival. She says, “The Pumpkin Festival is very exciting and fun for families and children to enjoy all the attractions.” The festival will be hosted by Ed Montana, the voice of the maze, and will feature a wide range of attractions, contests, entertainment, and food.

Katie’s Country Store is offered for gift items, jams and preserves, local honey, snacks, souvenirs, toys, and books. There are five giant slides provided for the public, even for adults that are still a kid at heart. There are life-sized hamster wheels to roll around in along with a concession for the public. Hay rides are taken place at scheduled times to enjoy the scenery of the land across Mesilla. There are 30+ more games and attractions that are included.

Parking is surrounding the maze is free. Cash, debit and credit cards are accepted. Outside food is permitted and picnic areas are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Students of NMSU are encouraged to go out and enjoy the outdoor festivities at the Mesilla Valley Maze. Take a friend or go with a group and make memories during the weekend adventures. This is another opportunity of fun and collective activities that the city of Las Cruces and Mesilla has to offer. 

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