It’s fall y’all and this is our favorite time of the year. We love all the activities that take place in the fall, including the fall festivals, hayrides, pumpkin picking and corn mazes. And of course, who could forget about all the special fall beverages and foods; apple cider donuts anyone?
We visited our first fall festival of the season at Long and Scott Farms this past weekend and the kids and I had a great time.
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What is there to do at Scott’s Maze Adventures
There are so many activities to do at the festival, and the best part is that the farm is so huge it’s not crowded at all.
The first activity that the kids tried right after we entered was the 60 ft slide; well my daughter tried it, my son said nope. She thought it was a lot of fun; please note that it is an enclosed slide for those kiddos that might be afraid of the dark.
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We then moved on to fishing; both kids caught fish really quickly, which made it that much more exciting for them than the last time we went fishing. It is catch and release so your fish friend will be put back into the pond. Fishing is for kids only and there is an extra charge of $2 per child to fish. Kids can do the activity as long as they wish. You pay for fishing at the entrance.
There was also a mini zip line by the entrance that seemed to be the highlight for a lot of kids. Unfortunately, there is a height restriction and my daughter was too tall to ride and my son was focused on getting to the corn maze.
You can also take the kids on a hay ride around the farm and learn about the different crops that Long & Scott Farms grows. The hay ride is an additional charge of $4.
Other attractions include a jumping pillow (socks are required), a castle playground and climbing tires.
The Corn Maze at Long and Scott Farms
Finally, we get to the maze itself. There are two mazes, a .5-acre mini maze and a 6.5-acre maze. The larger maze has a dinosaur theme with interactive stations for kids. We tried the larger maze and made it to the halfway point and then managed to find our way out again. We were given a flag to carry with us through the maze in case we needed help at any point. There are employees on a platform above the maze that will be able to see the flag if you need assistance.
We were also given a handout with different activities for the kids to do throughout the maze, such as dinosaur rubbings, a word game that had clues spread throughout the maze and a hidden map that could only be seen at certain points. This made going through the maze much more fun for the kids.
Scott’s Maze Adventures also has a night maze option where you can go through the maze in the dark. Bring a flashlight with you!
Tip: I would highly recommend buying an ice from the Kona Ice truck next to the maze for the kids to eat while walking through the maze. It is hot out there with no covering, and this kept both kids cool and there were no complaints (at least until there ice was finished).
I would also recommend hats and of course close-toed shoes as the paths are mostly just dirt.
What Else is There to do at Scott’s Maze Adventures
There are a variety of vendors at the farm for the event. You can get started on your holiday shopping early or grab some fall treats. The kids and I tried Cajun bratwurst and a fresh pretzel from Hollerbach’s, both were awesome, and we bought some fall themed cookies and apple cider donut holes from two other vendors. We also stopped for some fresh corn and lemonade. The corn was amazing; we learned on the tour that they grow their own special corn. It was nice and sweet and had great flavor.
The farm also has a country market where you can pick up fresh vegetables, pickled veggies and of course pumpkins great for decorating or carving.
Lastly, there is a cute café where you can sit down and have a bite to eat. The face mainly features sandwiches, wraps and salads.
Go or No Go
It is a definite go for us. The kids will have a blast!
Where and When
Location: Long and Scott Farms, 26216 County Road 448A, Mount Dora, FL 32757
Dates: October 1 to December 12
Hours: Saturday 10AM to 5PM, Sunday 12PM to 5PM
Night Maze Dates: October 1-2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and November 6 and 13
Night Maze Hours: 6PM to 10PM