Saturday, October 15, 2011

Local Spotlight: Kelley Farms

Corn Maze Master Jack Lane carefully plans out his image. He draws it out on paper until it looks just right. He does all the math required without help of a GPS. And then he begins the painstaking process of working row by row and stalk by stalk to carve the likeness of the University of Kentucky's men's basketball head coach into a cornfield.

Every year Kelley Farms features a 10-acre corn maze with a beautiful birds-eye view and has featured greats like Abraham Lincoln, Daniel Boone and Henry Clay. Last year they featured a horse and rider for the World Equestrian Games hosted in Lexington. This year it's John Calipari. 

We think a lot of Coach Calipari," said farm owner John Kelley in the written release. "We just want to let Coach Cal know how much he means to Kentucky and how much Kentucky appreciates having him lead our basketball team."

Kentucky loves Coach Cal. We love his style, we love his recruiting, we love that he got us to the final four. We LOVE that we can hear him yelling from the nose-bleed section. And now we have another way to appreciate Coach Cal. This corn maze features two mazes, one for beginners and one for advanced explorers. The maze will take you about an hour to finish - unless you take too many wrong turns!

At the end of the season the corn is harvested and fed to the animals of the farm and the field is cut down to start fresh for the next year.

As if a giant maze wasn't enough, the farm also has duck races, hay rides, a goat skywalk, a pumpkin patch, a play area and a snack bar chocked full of delicious goodies to purchase to name a few.

The corn maze will be open from September 23rd until October 29th. General admission is $9 and children under 3 are free.

If you go: Make sure to wear good shoes and comfortable, durable clothing. Bring a flashlight if you go in the evening and don't forget your camera!

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