Cutting of Pyramid Corn Maze Begins in Springdale

Published 07/24 2014 08:28AM

Updated 07/24 2014 08:32AM

SPRINGDALE, Ark. -- Farm crews are working at Farmland Adventures in Springdale to cut the famous nine-acre giant corn maze.

This year's maze theme is 'Lost Civilizations.' Part of the maze will be cut into the shape of an Egyptian pyramid.

Here's a sneak peek.

"This has gotten bigger and better every year. It's just been it  just took off like crazy," says Dwain Parsons, the owner of Farmland Adventures.
" Last year we had about 17,000 people.  We had 3000 people Saturday. That was our biggest Saturday so far and uh we hope to grow even bigger this year."

"The company we're with, Maze Quest, they have um about 250 maze designs we can pick from The design this year is Lost Civilizations," Parsons says.
"It's an Aztec pyramid, and a little man running and then a snake in the maze."

"There's actually stations in the maze you have to find while you're walking through the maze and they ask you questions about, uh,  like the Mayan civilizations or about the Chinese civilizations, so there's actually a game you play while you're in the maze so it's not just wandering around looking at the corn," notes Parsons.

"We have pony rides, we have animals to pet and feed, we have wagon rides to go out and see the cows, a pumpkin patch, and new this year we have peddle carts. They're almost like go-carts, but you have to peddle them like a bicycle instead of a motorized."

Farmland Adventures opens in September.  "The corn mazes star September 5,  the Friday after Labor Day and we run until the first Saturday in November,"  says Parsons.

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(KNWA, Fayetteville)

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