October means pumpkin patches! The kids don’t get overly excited about the pumpkins per se, but the oldest loves a good maze! We had nothing going on last weekend, so we made the drive west of San Antonio to the South Texas Corn Maize in Hondo. Google maps put the location on the west side of Hondo (probably because I didn’t put east in the address), but we actually passed it 9.3 miles before hand, on the east side. Good thing it’s kinda hard to miss!
Tickets are $14 for anyone over the age of 3. I felt that was a little much, but it included pretty much everything. The only things not included in that price were the apple cannons and the pony rides. Admission does include the 7 acre maze, hayride, the MatterCorn Slide Mountain, the Cow Train, the Kiddie Korral, the Hay Bale Jump, Paw Paw’s pig races, and jumping on the two Corn Poppers.
The kids were too big for the Kiddie Korral too, but I do like that there was activities for kids of all ages. They did both jump on the Corn Poppers (which were like big plastic/rubber sheets that were somehow inflated in the middle making them perfect for jumping), but the big one was all about the maze! Each year, they put a different design in the maze. This years is based on a sign when you drive into Hondo.
Being 10 and all, he likes to think he is smarter than me. He bet me that he could make it out faster than his sister and I. They have passports to help guide you through the maze. There are numbered poles and when you find one, answer the question on your passport. The answer will tell you which direction to go. There are varying levels of questions, so we chose the super easy preschooler one. She and I made it through pretty quick. I figured he beat us and would be waiting like he said. I bought us some water, we sat for 15 minutes or so, and there was still no site of him. I asked the girl working the maze and she hadn’t seen him. She called in four guys to hunt the maze for him. There are 2 different stages in the maze. We had done the first which is the easier and shorter. They looked through both stages just in case. I was really starting to get worried at this point. He is not the kind to wander off. If he said he would wait at the exit, then he will be waiting. They finally found him. He didn’t take the passport and was wandering around. He started following a bigger group of people and they were all just as lost. Makes me wonder how she and I got out so fast.
It was a fun day. This one may be a bit of a drive from San Antonio, but it really isn’t that far, especially if you live on that side.
Location: 911 US Highway 90 East, Hondo, TX
General Admission Hours
Open Fridays: 5 – 9pm Saturdays: 10am – 9pm Sundays: Noon – 5pm
Maze grounds close at 10:00pm on Friday and Saturday nights
Maze grounds close at 6:00pm on Sunday nights