Corn mazes, pumpkin patches, and haunted houses to visit this fall in and around El Paso – El Paso Times

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It’s time to look forward to fall, a time for picking pumpkins and getting lost in corn mazes, and for those who like a good scare, wandering into haunted places.

Here’s your guide to what to do this fall in the El Paso area.

La Union Maze

The maze will open this year with a theme in tribute to all professionals in the medical field on the front lines of the pandemic.

Owners of the corn maze said the design, which will include flowers, will be fun but also challenging for visitors.

“After the last 18 months of uncertainly and worry, we are excited to be back to provide our customers that much-needed time outdoors,” said Lucy Sondgeroth, owner.

In its 22nd year, the maze offers a large pumpkin patch with all sizes of pumpkins, a wagon ride, live pig races, a big slide, a jumping pillow, cow train, and other activities.

The corn maze will open on Sept. 25 and run through Oct. 31. General admission will be $13 for ages 6 and up, $7 for seniors and children 2-5. Purchase tickets online.

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Mesilla Valley Corn Maze

The maze will open on Sept. 25 and run through Oct. 31 at 3855 W. Picacho Ave. in Las Cruces.

The corn maze in New Mexico features a pumpkin patch where people can pick their favorite pumpkin, a giant corn maze, and a slew of activities, including duck races and a cow train ride.

Hours will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The last entry is at 5:30 p.m. General admission is $15; children 12 and under pay $12. Tickets can be purchased online.

El Paso Farmland

They will have its Corn Maze in the Lower Valley from Oct. 9 through Oct. 31 at 1100 Nuevo Hueco Tanks Blvd. The farmland offers two mazes, one for small kids, a pumpkin patch, a train ride, tricycle races and food trucks.

Hours will be 1 to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission will be $10.95 plus tax for ages 12 and up, $8.95 plus tax for kids 3 to 11, and free for ages 2 and under. Military, teachers and seniors can pay $9.95 plus tax with ID. 

The Asylum Haunted House

Since September, a haunted house by Bright Ideas of Beverly Hills Design & Productions has been at the Outlet Shoppes in Canutillo.

Danny Vazquez, who’s been in the Los Angeles design and production business for 20 years, said the haunted house takes up about 8,000 square feet with several rooms. And each room has its own scary theme and crazy patients.

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KLAQ Haunted House of Terror

Radio station KLAQ-FM (95.5) is sponsoring the Haunted Houses of Terror, one on the East Side and one on the West Side.

The Halloween attractions have been designed by creators of Universal Studios and Hollywood haunted house, according to the radio station’s website. So be aware that the haunts might be heart-racing as they are inspired by the scariest of Hollywood movies.

The Fields Have Eyes haunt will be open from 7 p.m. to midnight, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 24-Oct. 17, and from 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 21-31 at the Desert Warriors Paintball, 13900 Montana Ave. Tickets are $20 at the door. Information: 915-302-6867.

The Haunted Theater will open at Sunland Park Mall. Hours and dates are still pending. For more information, go to hauntedhousesofterror.com

Admission will be $20 at the door.

Craft Fairs in El Paso area

There will be an Annual Craft Fair, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 23 at Calvary Chapel, El Paso, 1771 N. Zaragoza. The event will feature local vendors, food and entertainment. Vendor tables are available for $30. Free admission. Information: 855-4565.

María Cortés González may be reached at 915-546-6150; mcortes@elpasotimes.com; @EPTMaria on Twitter.