What: Uncle Shucks Corn Maze
Where: Dawsonville, GA
When: Sept. 4 – Nov. 21, 2010 Friday 4 – 10 pm, Sat. 10- 10 pm and Sundays 10 – 6 pm
Cost: $9 Maze, $5 Hayride and Bonfire, $12 combo (Haunted Maze $3 more) Corn Cannon 3 shots $1
On our way home from Dahlonega, Ga, we stopped at Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze in Dawsonville. The boys were super excited and had been asking about it all weekend. The main attraction is the maze, which is broken up into two sections. When you check in, get a card to punch at each check point, either one with numbered checkpoints, available in each of the mazes and/or another called FSI, which is a mystery game with picture clues. Find the clues and determine “who done it.” The FSI game is only available in the smaller maze.
As I’ve mentioned before, my family is a bit directionally challenged, but my 12-year-old started to get the hang of it and led the group to all the checkpoints, with some help from his 10-year-old brother. The 6-year-old just ran around yelling “come on guys, come on.” I went wherever they told me, as I was hopelessly lost.
Other paid attractions include a hayride, which at night includes a bonfire and marshmallows. I wish we had gone on a Saturday so we could have done that too. The corn cannon is 3 shots for $1 and you try to hit the side of an old car. Not worth it in my opinion, but it’s just a buck. If you want to purchase a pumpkin, you can do so as well. There’s a large pumpkin patch.
There are a number of free attractions. A representative from the Georgia State Parks showed pelts and explained about the animals. We were able to touch them too(no wonder fox is a popular fur, oooo). There is a kid’s area where little ones can run through their own maze cut in soy beans or climb over old tires. In the back were goats. You can purchase feed from a machine to send up to them. They also have tents with tables if you wanted to bring a picnic or purchase food from the various vendors (the fried dough looked good).
Want to know more corn mazes in the Atlanta area, check out our recent post on Atlanta area corn mazes. If you’ve got a review of another maze, pumpkin patch or haunted house, let us know, we’d love to print it – or link to it.
Thank you to the Dahlonega Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze for providing tickets.