Last fall we presented a list of eye-popping corn mazes from around the country, and we’ve decided to continue the tradition in 2013. Prepare to have your mind blown by this year’s new crop of mazes. Crop of mazes. See what we did there?
This year’s maze at Connors Farm in Danvers, Mass., titled ‘Welcome to the Jungle’, features an elephant ensconced in leafy foliage. The farm has earned a reputation for unconventional maze themes over the years; past designs have featured Clint Eastwood, the Scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz, and Brian and Stewie from The Family Guy. This year, visit Connors Farm for the corn maze, and stay for Zombie Paintball.
Richardson Adventure Farm
The proprietors of Richardson Adventure Farm, an establishment in Spring Grove, Ill., that has been a key player in the corn maze game for nearly two decades, have dubbed their creation as “the most detailed and complicated pedestrian puzzle in the world”. This year, they’re paying tribute to The Beatleswith a stunning mosaic that commemorates the 50th anniversary of the band’s first two albums, Please Please Me and With the Beatles. And for the record, a 700-foot zipline and live pig races can be found on the premises, as well.
Rutledge Corn Maze
This establishment in Tumwater, Wash., is currently honoring the local NFL squad with the ‘Legion of Boom’, a corn maze dedicated to the Seattle Seahawks. It should be noted that owner Rick Rutledge chose a Seahawks theme, as well, and past subjects have also included the late Captain Phil Harris of The Deadliest Catch and Bella and Edward from the Twilight films.
Sandy River Farms
Located just outside Bangor, Maine, this maze celebrates 150 years of the University of Maine in Farmington (UMF), the state’s oldest higher learning institution. According to the owners, there is only correct pathway through the maze that requires roughly 15 minutes of walking time from entrance to exit ― but there are so many twists and turns that the most participants take more than an hour to find their way out. Sandy River Farms also features an extensive fruit and vegetable market and some seriously legit hayrides.
The theme for this year’s corn maze at Sherman Farm in Conway, N.H., is ‘Stand Up To Cancer’, and proceeds will go to Jen’s Friends Cancer Foundation and The Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing. We should probably also mention that the maze is hauntedby the ghost of Duncan Grimshaw, a local man who murdered his family many years ago. So there’s that.