Donna Corn Maze Marks the Arrival of Fall in the RGV

The Donna Corn Maze has become one of the Valley’s best fall traditions. The local maze has brought in countless visitors from across the region and has hosted several events, providing a variety of fun for the entire family.

What makes a corn maze so fun? Well, for one, it really hits that feeling of fall after what can feel like an endless summer in the Valley. Taking the family and getting lost for a little in nice mild weather is definitely a change of pace from the oppressive heat of the previous season.

Due to excessive rain in August, planting of the corn was delayed, so the maze will not open until mid-October. That’s okay, though, since the timing is perfect for the maze to open and capitalize on Halloween. Along with the centerpiece maze, the area has hosted several haunted houses during the Halloween season as well as other events that take advantage of the space.

The maze, which occupies about seven acres of land, was created in 2004 when owner John Billman opened it in the backyard of his farm in Donna. It is one of the larger mazes in the region and has been lauded for its creativity and events that happen every year. Since its opening, the maze draws close to 30,000 people every year.

The corn maze is the kind of old-fashioned fun that can be rare to come across in this day and age. Along with the maze and hayrides, there are slides and a petting zoo that really drive down the family fun vibe of the place.

In the end, though, it’s a fall staple that signals the changing of seasons and the fun that comes with it. Summer may be over, but that means a new set of events is on the horizon.