Though developed as a means of family fun, corn mazes have also proven to be effective traps for corn thieves and runaway scarecrows. Find an exit route with today's Groupon: for $5, you get one admission to the corn maze at Long and Scott Farms (up to an $11 value).
The corn curators at Long and Scott Farms pair up with the team at Maize Quest to construct a different agricultural labyrinth each fall. This year's head-spinner, Renewable Energy, will arise on more than six acres of artisanal fields adorned with a bridge, playground, and more tassels than Cowboys On Ice. Cornfield explorers can traverse the pathways with only their wit or consult the official Maize-o-Vision for clues and hidden routes. Upon cracking the maze's mystery, patrons can celebrate on the 60-foot super slide or purchase an ear of local sweet corn to teach the vegetable a lesson about confusing people. Although fishing and hayride add-ons are not part of today's deal, Groupon customers can purchase those upgrades for an additional fee.
Long & Scott Farms
Long & Scott Farms is a 4th generation family farm, just west of Zellwood, Florida. In 1963, Frank D. Scott, Jr. left his Virginia family farm with his wife, and three small children to start his own farm. Frank began by clearing 100 acres of sand land to grow vegetables. In the half-century since, as most independent farms have been sold, Long & Scott Farms has stayed in the family, expanding to a prosperous 1,200 acres brimming with Zellwood Sweet Corn, Kirby cucumbers and cabbage. Each fall, the farm cultivates a new corn maze to complement a 60-foot Super Slide, jumping pillow, playground, hayrides, plus other mazes including a 3 acre Tree Maze created out of more than 1,000 Ligustrum trees. The farm's country cafe offers breakfast and lunch, and the nearby market and produce club feature locally grown produce as well as Long & Scott's own line of jellies, syrups, jams, and relishes.