Ledes from the Land of Enchantment

Mesilla Valley Maze opens in Las Cruces this weekend

LAS CRUCES – The Lyles Family Farms’ Mesilla Valley Maze returns this weekend for its 23rd season.

Activities include the corn maze, a pumpkin patch, flower fields, and tons of outdoor activities to enjoy as the fall season hits southern New Mexico.

Las Crucens and those in the area can visit the popular Labyrinth on Picacho Avenue starting Saturday to soak up the fall weather and pick pumpkins. The season is scheduled to run from September 25th to October 31st.

This year, the eight-acre corn maze is shaped like the map of the United States. Owner Anna Lyles said you are starting out in Maine and making a trip across the country.

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Mesilla Valley Maze opens for the fall season on Saturday, September 25, 2021 with a US corn maze map design.

In the fields of around 15 hectares, people can also expect pumpkins of all sizes and colors. Lyles said the harvest started Thursday.

“The harvest looks fabulous,” said Lyles.

New this year are one and a half hectares of sunflowers and zinnias. Vases are available for $ 20 and can then be filled with a floral arrangement.

Rubber duck races, gem mining, hay rides to the pumpkin field, giant hamster wheels, slides and much more are available. And if you get hungry, stop by one of the food stalls for toasted corn, lemonade, or a piece of cake.

There is live music every weekend. Local musicians Dazki Sukarno, Daisy Blue and Tom Morris will perform on the main stage on the first weekend.

Lyles Family Farms will have even more activities on October 9-10 and October 23-24, the fall and pumpkin festival weekends.

“It’s a maze on steroids,” joked Lyles.

Pumpkin pie eating competitions, stick horse rodeos, goblin egg gourd hunting, and other competitions are held to award winners.

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The maze is open to the public on weekends from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $ 15 for adults, $ 12 for teenagers and children under 2 years of age are free. Weekdays are reserved for excursions only. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online at http://mesillavalleymaze.com/index.php.

All maze activities take place outdoors. Face masks are not required but are welcome as a.

Leah Romero is the trend reporter for Las Cruces Sun-News and can be reached on Twitter at 575-418-3442, [email protected] or @rromero_leah.

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