Blackhawks Victory Homage Carved Into Epic Corn Maze
By Jim Bochnowski in News on Jul 23, 2015 6:35PM
Via Richardson Adventure Farm.
The Chicago Blackhawks have won the Stanley Cup for the third time in five years, and sure, that's impressive. But they're about to get an even bigger prize: a giant corn maze devoted to their victories on the ice at the Richardson Adventure Farm.
The farm, located 65 miles northwest of the city in Spring Grove, boasts the world's largest corn maze, and has previously paid homage to such luminaries as the Beatles and Abraham Lincoln. This year, rain delayed the growing season enough that owners were able to pay tribute to the Stanley Cup champions in the incredible maze you see above, that features the Blackhawks logo, Corey Crawford and the city's skyline.
George Richardson, who runs the park, told the Tribune that after his original plans were squashed by inclement weather, "We switched gears very quickly.The Blackhawks gave us permission (to use the logo), we quickly put together a maze we thought would look good and we got it cut into the field. It looks great."
Via Richardson Adventure Farm's website
Shawn Stolworthy, who was responsible for carving the maze into the field, admitted that the instructions came "definitely much later than normal," but he was still able to create the pattern in only a day and a half of work.
The proprietors do want to stress that you shouldn't be concerned about getting lost, because, as Wendy Richardson told the Tribune, "it's so large, we don't design ours with any dead ends. We want to make sure people can easily get out if they want to. We have multiple exits."
The maze will be open to the general public on August 29 and tickets are available for $15 for adults, $12 for children ages 4 through 12, and free for children 3 and younger. It'll be open every Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday until 10 p.m. and every Friday and Saturday through 11 p.m. Try to make it through the maze without going into triple overtime.