What you’re looking at there is the Redskins-themed cornfield maze at Summers Farm in Frederick, Maryland — 14 acres of six-plus-foot high cornstalks, grown in the shape of a gigantic Redskins logo. The maze survived a hot and dry summer thanks to a late rain, and is currently slated to open to the public on September 25.
Some more details, all taken from the maze’s official website:
- “The maze is divided into phases that will accommodate all age groups. Visitors to the maze at Summers Farm Adventure choose the smaller maze for the younger crowd or our super challenging larger maze.”
- Friday and Saturday nights through October, you can explore the maze by flashlight. I would vanish, never to be seen again.
- “You might be fortunate enough to stumble onto the correct pathway, conquering the corn in less than 30 minutes. Or you might find yourself a bit directionally challenged and take a couple of hours to make your way through the corn puzzle.” I would fall into the latter category.
- “Can’t leave your cell phone at home? Well, bring it to the farm, and you’ll have the opportunity to text keywords throughout the maze for clues … and maybe prizes!” Also, it would be a way for me to call for help and possibly not vanish FOREVER.
- This one is the most fascinating to me: this maze is designed by a company called The MAiZE, which is “the world’s largest cornfield maze company.” It’s just one of things that it never occurred to me might be an actual industry. I mean, it makes perfect sense, I had just never thought of it.
After the jump, a coupon that gets you into the maze at a discounted rate AND ensures that proceeds from your visit will go to the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation. (Really, the Charitable Foundation should be sponsoring a “Rocky McIntosh visits the maze” Day. It seems like something he’d love. Until that day actually gets organized, though, the coupon will have to do.)
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