Fall is in the air! Even around Gainesville, Florida, where the fall weather is still blissfully warm, autumn is a favorite season. Pumpkin spice lattes and crisp apple ciders begin to make their way into your hands, and you can’t help but get into the fall spirit. Pumpkins and gourds become the primary decoration, and Halloween costumes are chosen. To fully get into the spirit of fall, visit the Newberry Cornfield Maze. This autumn hot spot is family-friendly during the day but is haunted at night. It is the perfect activity, whether you are a kid or an adult!
If you’re planning a trip to Gainesville, our free Vacation Guide is an awesome resource. Vacation planning can be hard, so use our recommendations for things to do to make the planning easier! We have even included a list of seasonal and monthly events so you’ll never miss out on anything during your stay at Sweetwater Branch Inn. You’re also always welcome to ask any of our helpful staff for recommendations of what to do while you’re here, like visiting the Newberry Cornfield Maze!
Newberry Cornfield Maze by Day
The Newberry Cornfield Maze began in 2004 with just a small maze through the cornfield. Now, it has grown into an incredible family event that people travel all the way from the surrounding counties to. The maze has grown from a small trail to an intricate path through the cornstalks that people of all ages can enjoy! Take a stroll through the towering plants as you travel through twists and turns to find your way out. There is also a daytime hayride offered where children can hop onto a tractor-pulled wagon and feed the cows! After your excursion, kids 10 and under can enjoy carnival-style games to win prizes. It is fun for the whole family!
Newberry Cornfield Maze by Night
Beware of the darkness when you visit the Newberry Cornfield Maze! At night, this family-friendly spot suddenly turns haunted. Try to find your way out the corn maze, but beware of the creatures waiting for you inside! After you’ve made it safely through the maze you can take a hayride adventure through the haunted Sullivan trail to encounter some living dead. Then, see if you can make it through the terrifying haunted house! You never know what will be lurking around a corner when you visit the Newberry Cornfield Maze at night.
Newberry Cornfield Maze Basic Information
The Newberry Cornfield Maze is open for about a month every year from the end of September to the end of October on the weekends. If you know when you are planning on going, you can purchase tickets online, or purchase them at the gate! If you’re planning on purchasing at the venue, just make sure you bring cash.
Stay at Sweetwater Branch Inn
Sweetwater Branch Inn is the perfect place to stay in Gainesville. Choose from comfortable rooms, suites, and cottages, all with luxurious modern amenities. Our historical inn is graciously decorated and historically preserved offering its visitors a unique lodging experience. Enjoy a saltwater pool, incredible Florida-style gardens, and a putting green on our grounds. You can easily visit downtown Gainesville from our inn by a quick drive, or borrow one of our on-site bikes to travel to fine dining, theatre, museums, music and a variety of evening entertainment. There’s always so much going on around Sweetwater Branch Inn, like the Newberry Cornfield Maze! Book your stay today.