DeKalb Ag celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2012: This year our corn maze design commemorates 100 years since the DeKalb County Soil Improvement Association was formed in 1912 to find a way to improve corn yields and help make American farmers more productive. Tom Roberts Sr. served as manager of the Association during the development of its hybrid seed corn that quickly became the highest yielding seed in the U.S. From the 1930s to the mid-1970s, DEKALB Genetics Corporation was the leader in U.S. hybrid seed sales, making its distinctive “winged ear” logo familiar to every farming community across America.
Founded right here in DeKalb County, this group of Agricultural innovators spawned an industry that has allowed American farmers to lead the world in corn production. We’re honored to have been given the opportunity to re-create the famous winged ear logo in our corn maze this year. Of course, the hybrid corn we planted is one of DEKALB’s best, and has produced a perfect stand of corn despite the dry conditions this year.
Test your orienteering skills and try not to get lost in the 10 acre corn maze with 3 miles of pathways and two bridges. The maze will be open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from September 1st through October 28th. Regular Corn Maze hours are Fridays and Saturday 10 AM to 9:30 PM, Sundays 10 AM to 6 PM. The maze will also be open Labor Day and Columbus Day.
We will also be having our annual Scouting weekend Sept 8 and 9 with 50% off admission to the maze to all Scouts and their families. Scouts can camp overnight in our parking lot on Saturday Sept 8 and enjoy and after dark hayride and bonfires. Visit our website for more information on the Scouting weekend.
Click here to download the 2012 Scout Flyer for more information about the Scouting weekend.
Grand Opening weekend for the maze will be Labor Day weekend, September 1, 2, and 3. During the Grand Opening weekend, everyone who finds their way out will receive an Apple Token, good for a ride on the Apple Train or a turn at the Apple Launcher or Apple Cannon.
The Haunting: We will be holding our Haunted Corn Maze for 9 nights this year. It will be open October 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27. It will begin at Dark and end at 10:30 PM. The Haunted Corn Maze admission will be $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for kids 6 to 12. Flashlights will not be allowed in the Haunted Maze, only glowsticks or pen lights. In the event of rain we will be closed for the evening.
In 2012 we will be holding our popular Haunted Corn Maze for 9 nights this year: Oct. 5, 6, and 7; 12 and 13; 19 and 20; 26 and 27. It will begin at Dark and end at 10:30PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30PM on Sunday Oct 7. The Haunted Corn Maze admission will be $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for kids 6 to 12. Flashlights will not be allowed in the Haunted Maze, only glow sticks or pen lights. In the event of rain we will be closed for the evening.