Brazos Valley Maize

Have you ever been to a corn maze?  Well, if you haven't been to one, you should check one out.  Dennis and I, we like love corn mazes and although we haven't been to many, we went to a really great one last Saturday, Brazos Valley Maize.  We had so much fun!

We hadn't heard of Brazos Valley Maize before I teamed up with them to offer my readers the discount on a family four pack admission, and I'm so glad to know about them now!  As it turns out, this is their second season (they were going to open year before last, but the drought made them delay a year) and I hope this season is a great one because we had the best time.

Since I was given 4 tickets for passing along that great discount, we invited some friends who are visiting from out of town to come along with us. They're from Germany and this isn't the sort of thing they're used to doing.  It was nice to be able to do something different with them.  Since typical Texas weather is still pretty hot this time of year, we decided to go in the late afternoon which was great, because this is one of the few mazes I know of that's open after dark.  I had been watching the weather reports and a cool front was supposed to be making its way towards us sometime that weekend, so I also decided to reserve a campfire for that evening, too.

real men wear babies
When we arrived, it was sunny and H-O-T.  I'm surprised the corn wasn't popping right on the stalks.  Our car thermometer said it was only 88*, but I think it was lying to us (that's Texas for you).  There was a nice breeze, though, and it was a beautiful day.  I was really excited to get into the maze.  I've done several mazes and this one is a little different than any of the others I've been to.  At the start of the maze, there are several passports to help you find your way through the maze.  Each passport has numbered questions on it that correspond with markers in the maze.  When you get to a marker, you pick the correct answer for that question, or at least what you hope is the correct answer, and you go in the direction listed with the answer you pick.  So if your answer tells you to go left, you take a left at the marker.  There are a handful of topics to choose from (I went with US history).

They also provided a map of the maze.  This is the first corn maze I've been to that offered up a map.  At first I didn't want to take the map; after all, part of the fun of a corn maze is figuring out your way through it, but once you get into the maze, the stalks of corn are so tall that not a bit of breeze makes its way into the maze.  Since we had babies with us, we decided to take the map so we could get through the maze faster.  With maps and passports in hand, we were on our way!  As hot and still as the air was in the maze, the corn was the tallest I've ever seen (seriously, there were parts of the maze that I would swear the corn was 9+ feet high) and gave us plenty of shade.

part of the maze has a bridge!
Whoever designed the maze was a genius.  Brazos Valley is also the only maze I've been to that has an exit halfway through.  With two babies and a toddler with us, and no sign of the supposed cool front, we were really glad to make it to the halfway exit point so we could get some cold drinks and rest.  Not that it had taken us very long to find our way through thanks to the map and passports.  We had exactly the right amount of time in the maze.

After cooling off in the shade tent, I had to try the Hop-Along Horses and Jack and I had to ride the Cow Train.  I think you can tell how much fun I was having by watching these videos.  The Hop-Along Horses nearly gave me a heart attack.  I clearly need to start exercising if I'm going to keep up with Jack.  We also paid a visit to the Pumpkin Patch where Jack tried to hatch a pumpkin.

The sun was starting to set and the light was just right, so I changed Jack into some overalls and filled up my phone's storage took a few pictures of Jack in and around the cute fall tableau they had set up.

After Jack's photo shoot, our campfire was lit.  There was still no sign of that cool front, though.  I was really hoping for a crisp Fall evening around the fire, but it wasn't looking like that would be the case.  We were all lamenting the hot weather when the cool front blew in and the temperature dropped 20 degrees in about 15 minutes, and IT WAS GLORIOUS!!!  Nothing compares to a campfire on a cool Fall night, and nothing goes better with a campfire than s'mores.

We made sure to get a s'mores kit from Brazos Valley to compliment the campfire.  They also offer a hot dog roasting kit.  Dennis brought along some Jiffy Pop popcorn, too.  I don't have the words to express how great wonderful fantastic amazing magnificent (thank you thesaurus) it was to roast marshmallows over a campfire with our friends while the temperature dropped and we watched one of the most beautiful sunsets.  Let's just say if I was a cat, I'd be purring.

I simply can't say enough good things about the Brazos Valley Maize.  From the moment we got there, we were treated more like family than strangers.  It's a family run farm, and everyone who works there was as friendly and nice as they come.  The maze was great, and I love that they stay open after dark.  The campfire was my favorite part, though.  We had the perfect day.  I highly recommend that you go check them out.  They're located in Brenham, 90 minutes from Houston, and 90 minutes from Austin.  They're open Saturdays and Sundays through November 29.  Don't forget to get your coupon for $10 off a family four pack admission, too.

Brazos Valley Maize is having a trick-or-treat celebration on October 26th which sounds like a blast and a Farm Heritage day on November 2nd, complete with vintage tractors and a band.  For more information about their special events, click here, and make sure to go like them on Facebook.

This is a sponsored post.  I received admission to the maze in exchange for a review.  All opinions expressed are my own.


  1. Aw this looks like so much fun! I want to check this place out now!! Thanks for sharing Jessica! :)

    1. You should definitely go! If I had the time I would go again this season, but I will definitely be back next year.

  2. Looks SO fun. I am really feeling a corn maze (maize maze???) on my agenda this fall. Not gonna lie, I am jealous of all the pumpkin patch baby pics floating around right now - they are so cute!!!

    1. You should plan to take baby girl there after she's born and take your own pumpkin patch pics.

  3. It all looks like so much fun! Except for the heat/no Autumn-ness of it. :)

    1. The heat made the cool front all the better, though.


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