Build a Maze
At Corn Mazes America, we offer assistance at every step of the corn maze process. From the beginnings of your planning until the day you close for the season, we have the tools to help motivated maze owners be successful.
Click a link below or scroll down to learn about our available tools and resources at each step of the process.
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Step One: Learning
It pays to do your homework. We might have all hated homework in school, but when it comes to running a corn maze there is a lot to know. Running a maze involves much more than just getting a design put in your cornfield, and many mazes have quickly gotten in over their heads when they failed to realize this. From planning before you cut the maze including zoning and insurance to door opening requirements such as staffing and property preparation, a corn maze requires work to be prepared.
We have two great books to help you learn more about creating a corn maze and entertaining the public on your farm.
- Corn Mazes: Is There a Pot of Gold in Your Cornfield? explains all the major aspects of designing, cutting, and operating a corn maze.
- Agritourism: A Beginner's Guide is a resource that goes beyond the maze itself to help you get established as a successful on-farm business.
For more information or to order these books, visit our books page
Step Two: Designing
A good maze design is key to having a maze that is successful for your business. Many different factors including field size, target age group, cutting method, and marketing plans should all be considered when designing your maze. Most mazes will include both a picture in the design and a challenge. The degree of challenge will vary based on the type of customer you hope to attract, and you may even have multiple mazes within a maze. While you can certainly design a maze and our book gives tips on doing so, the maze design is probably the most logical part of the process to hire in assistance. Even if you plan to cut the maze yourself, a good maze designer can offer input to make your design properly fit your field, provide the right challenge, and consider traffic flow.
We offer two great options for you to leave the designing to us:
- Pre-designed Mazes: Why reinvent the wheel? We have lots of great maze designs on file that can be used on your farm too. Save money by choosing one of these designs while still getting some basic modifications to fit your field, farm, and individual needs. See our full portfolio of designs to choose from.
- Custom Maze Designs: We offer fully customized designs to fit any size field. We can design custom artwork from scratch, or provide a sample image to help us get started. This allows for a truly customized maze.
Step Three: Cutting
A maze design is only as good as the job spent cutting it. Fortunately, you have a number of options to help get your design into your field. While hundreds of farms hire maze companies like us to come in and cut their maze, hundreds more complete this job on their own. Self-cutting can be a big undertaking, but by doing it yourself you can save thousands of dollars a year. With the right cutting method and attention to detail, you really can cut an award winning maze design.
- Grid Method: This tested and proven method has been our customer's most popular method of cutting for years. This method does not require any computers or other expensive equipment and is described in-depth in Corn Mazes: Is There a Pot of Gold in Your Cornfield?. Despite its simplicity, it is can still be a very precise method of cutting.
- GPS Method: Cut your maze like the pros do with GPS. Technology always has a learning curve, but when you purchase a system from us we make it as simple as possible to get up and running. We offer a brand new GPS unit for purchase so YOU can be the maze cutting professional. This unit has the ability to connect to your smartphone, tablet, or laptop via Bluetooth (no wires!). This comes with access to our custom-designed web-based software (the only corn maze specific software available) that can run on your device so you can follow your position on the screen. Our staff will upload your maze image directly to the website so you can follow the paths to cut.
For a more in-depth comparison of these two options, check out our full services packet of information.
Step Four: Running
Once you cut the maze your work is only beginning as you prepare your maze and farm for the public. Here's some awesome resources we offer.
- Corn Maze Games: Customers have come to expect more than just paths in a corn maze: they want a game to play along the way. We offer some great options on our Maze Games page.
- Agritourism: A Beginner's Guide We have mentioned this book before, but this is certainly a resource that will help you be ready to have visitors on your farm.
- Marketing Tools: We have some great graphic designers on staff to create color maze maps, punch cards, signs, newsletters, flyers, websites, and more. Learn more about these services.