Corn Mazes America's Media Guide to Corn Mazes
Ahh, the excitement of summer. Swimming, baseball, grilling, and corn mazes.
Each year, hundreds of mazes are featured in thousands of newspapers and
magazines across both the United States and the rest of the world. Here is our
media guide to help reporters get the facts about corn mazes.
The first corn maze was created in the early 1990s in the United States.
Since that time, the number of corn mazes has mushroomed in size. By 1998 there
were between 50-100 corn mazes in the United States. But the numbers keep
growing. In 2008, Corn Mazes America estimated that there were over 800 corn
mazes in the United States alone. However, it is very hard to obtain exact
numbers since many mazes are privately designed.
In an attempt to help visitors find a corn maze near them, Corn Mazes America
provides a free, online
directory of corn mazes.
Unlike most online listings of corn mazes, anyone can post a maze on this site
for no charge and they do not have to be under a contract with a specific corn
maze company. Please be cautious when printing websites listing corn mazes since
most only list those who pay. The Corn
Maze Directory is one of the only other sites that provides free listings.
While we are also a commercial company, we include all farms as a public service
and our customer farms receive their special features in a separate portion of
Many corn mazes are designed by professional corn maze companies. These
companies designed over 300 mazes alone in 2006. Most of these mazes are
designed by about five large companies.
Corn mazes are created using a number of different methods. Some farmers use
Global Positioning System (GPS), which utilizes satellites to help pinpoint
their location in the field. Others use simpler grid systems to cut maze. Both
methods are very effective and can create stunning pictures in corn fields.
Most corn mazes are about 4-20 acres in size. One acre is about the size of a
football field. Mazes may have a few miles of paths that visitors can walk. But
there is no need to fear: most visitors will not walk more than one third of the
paths in a single maze. Many farms will also provide maps to help visitors navigate
through the maze.
Corn mazes can be a lot more than just walking through a cornfield. Most
mazes will also include special puzzles within the maze. Visitors must find
hidden clues, checkpoints, bridges, towers, and more along the paths. This helps
to make for a truly exciting day.
Corn mazes are so attractive to many visitors because they can be
entertaining for all age groups. Young children will enjoy smaller mazes that do
not require much walking. Many mazes are designed to allow visitors to exit
partway through the maze. If the little ones get tired, other group members can
continue through the entire maze. But there is one important rule with corn
mazes: You must end with as many kids as you started with.
If you have more questions about corn mazes, would like media photos, or
would like to conduct a phone interview, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are always more than happy to help with news productions related to corn
mazes. Corn Mazes America is dedicated to not only help the farmers who own
mazes be successful, but we also want the visitors to have an easy and fun
Compiled by: Scott Skelly, Corn Mazes America Founder and Owner, 2005, last
edited in November 2008
Information on this page is believed true by the author. However, we are not responsible
for inaccurate figures or information.
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free within the United States of America. Please contact
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