Corn Maze Safety Walkthrough

Corn Maze Safety WalkthroughCorn mazes can attract a wide audience, from the very young to the very mature, although children and young adults are the most common visitors. While some children may be accompanied by parents or adults, many want to go into corn mazes on their own.

Corn mazes can range in size from a few acres to tens of acres. Some mazes have very elaborate designs with many dead ends and require considerable time to navigate. Other mazes may be a simple winding path through the field. Regardless of how elaborate or simple the maze may be, the same basic safety recommendations apply.

The “walkthrough” that follows will encompass some general safety guidelines for corn mazes, and also provide links to useful resources.

Note: The increase in popularity of corn mazes has led to some local regulations being adopted in some areas. Check your local municipality for regulations regarding corn mazes in your area.


The pictures on the following pages may depict some items and/or situations which are hazardous or unsafe. They are intended to assist in the identification of unsafe situations, and therefore may not represent “best practices”. If you have questions about any of the pictures or the situations depicted, please contact us at


A "Walkthrough" refers to "walking through" or looking through a series of pictures, and deciding if they show hazards and/or safety items, or if safety items are lacking. After evaluating the pictures and giving an answer, a correction will appear with additional guidelines, recommendations and resources.