Posts Tagged ‘corn maze’

Amazing maize maze in New Zeland, plus a few Yonatan Frimer Mazes and maze links thrown in

January 10, 2011

I found this article about a maze in New Zeland that I wanted to share with you, my readers.

Below is the article mixed in with a few of my mazes with fun links of other mazes. I guess you can say is a maze of maze links of a reposted article about maize mazes that I wanted my maze fans to read about. Wow that was a tongue twister 🙂

this link on Karaka

Amazing Maze

Cool maze of a penguin


When:

Thursday 30th December 2010, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Friday 31st December 2010, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday 1st January, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday 2nd January, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Monday 3rd January, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Tuesday 4th January, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Wednesday 5th January, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Thursday 6th January, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Friday 7th January, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday 8th January, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday 9th January, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Monday 10th January, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Tuesday 11th January, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Wednesday 12th January, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Thursday 13th January, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Friday 14th January, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday 15th January, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday 16th January, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Monday 17th January, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Tuesday 18th January, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Wednesday 19th January, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Thursday 20th January, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Friday 21st January, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday 22nd January, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday 23rd January, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Monday 24th January, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Tuesday 25th January, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Wednesday 26th January, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Thursday 27th January, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Friday 28th January, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday 29th January, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday 30th January, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Monday 31st January, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Tuesday 1st February, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Show all upcoming and past dates…

Where:

The Amazing Maze ‘n Maize, 833 Kingseat Road, Karaka

Ticket Information:
Children:$8.00
Adults:$12.00
Family (2 + 2):$35.00
Websites:
www.maze.co.nz
www.spookers.co.nz
www.creepers.co.nz

The Amazing Maze ‘n Maize is a giant maze cut into a paddock of maize (animal feed corn). The maze takes on average 45 minutes to complete. There are over 8 kms of paths, with bridges in the middle to get your bearings or to watch your friends from. Trivia and joke signs are placed throughout the mazes, and visitors can choose to make it a competition or just a walk in the corn.
There are 100 “Kernels of Knowledge” scattered throughout the maze, which relate this year’s new maze theme, Weird and Wacky.

Zebra maze by Yonatan Frimer

Maze of a zebra for the letter Z by Yonatan Frimer

The Amazing Maze ‘n Maize has many games and activities to play once you find yourselves out of the maze, including a bouncy castle. Open 7 days a week until the end of April.
The maze is located adjacent to Spookers, at Kingseat, Karaka. There are other family friendly activities for children ages 8 years and older, such as Terror Tours of Spookers Haunted House, and Disturbia, the 3D mind blowing extravaganza.
Children 8 years and older can also come to Creepers, on Thursday nights during the school holidays.

eventfinder.co.nz

Train Maze by Yonatan Frimer

Maze of a train for the letter T

Maze of a deer caught in the headlights by Yonatan Frimer

Deer in the headlights maze yonatan frimer

I grabbed this from this maze link

Also got mazes and stuff for links here

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World Record Corn Maze: 4 Records, A Giant Maze, One Man

August 29, 2010
Posted by Editor   Click here for source article
Sunday, 29 August 2010
Third generation agricultural engineer, Lyle Jaworski and the Jaworski family have decided to take on a new challenge this fall at their South Eastern MI farm. The Jaworskis have dedicated their summer to building the world’s largest corn maze. In doing so, they also hope to help raise money for charity and break some other world records along the way. The world record corn maze located in historic Dundee MI, just off Highway US 23 at exit 17 is officially called Farmer J’s Cornmaze and is a labor of love for the Jaworski family. “This is our tenth year in the corn maze business” says Lyle Jaworski, who also runs the full time farm, and manages the Sexy Pheasant Farm & hunting preserve that raises pheasants. Lyle gets particularly excited about the corn maze itself however; “You get to experience something that not many people can do. Also you get to test how aware you are of your surroundings along with your navigation skills as you work through the maze

While Dundee is more typically famous as the home of the gigantic sporting goods store some say is visible from space, Farmer J’s corn maze will be breaking its own records when it opens this fall and promises to put a new feather in the Dundee, MI cap. This year’s Farmer J’s maze is a record breaking corn maze indeed as it is both the World’s Biggest Corn Maze as well as having the World’s Longest Corn Maze Path. Working from an American theme, the world record corn maze has checkpoints throughout where visitors seek and can “check off” as an accomplishment inside the maze. The maze has a total of 24 such checkpoints, the goal for some is to reach all 24 while still able to get out of the maze. That goal can be particularly difficult inside any corn maze, let alone a world record corn maze. As visitors wander through various passages of the maze, they travel through the words “we the people” and the faces of historical figures from America’s past. “People who experience the world record corn maze get to learn what it’s like to actually have to navigate through something that doesn’t have roads or people to tell them where to go. They actually have to use their minds to get out” adds Lyle.

On September 18th of 2010, the Farmer Js world record corn maze will attempt to break a 3rd world record related to the maze. Farmer J’s has invited anyone and everyone to come to the maze and help break the world’s record for the Longest Torch (flash light) Lit Parade. Anyone can attend this event and be a part of history. The event starts at 6pm on September 18th and visitors should bring their own flashlight.

Finally, as if three records aren’t enough, Farmer J’s wants to break a charity record too. Visitors to the World Record Corn Maze can support their own favorite charity while working through the maze. Farmer J’s website (see below) has a downloadable sponsor form. Visitors can sign up sponsors based on the number of checkpoints they are able to reach. Sponsor can promise a certain donation per checkpoint, and with 24 checkpoints in total, individuals as well as any type of group can raise funds to help out others in need. All Farmer J’s asks is that the visitors report back to them how much was raised so they can keep a running total in their hopes to raise millions of dollars for local and national charities.

Hoping to break four separate Guinness World Records this year at Farmer J’s and enjoying themselves while doing it, the Jaworski family have turned a labor of love into a benefit to the community as well. The maze opens this September, in Dundee MI, just off highway US-23 at exit 17. For more information about this record breaking attempt visit http://www.worldrecordcornmaze.org

Cool Maze by Yonatan Frimer
https://i2.wp.com/teamofmonkeys.com/html/images/Maze%20Kong%20-%20Ink%20On%20Paper%20Y%20Frimer%202006.gif
This maze took over 20 hours to draw. To solve, make your way from the monkey to the crystal. Maze should take about 2-5 minutes to solve. Less if your are fast, more if you are slow at solving mazes.

Farmer looks to agritourism to save his business

June 22, 2010

NEW MILFORD — On Monday, farmer Dean Schultz finished planting corn seeds that will eventually grow and be landscaped into a haunted corn maze.

Since it opened in 2000, the Larson’s Farm Market corn maze has become a local tradition.

The corn maze may also be an integral part of saving Schultz’s livelihood. He is hoping he can use agritourism, or bringing visitors to the farm, to sustain the business originally started by his grandfather.

Schultz sells sweet corn to a local farmers market and is getting ready to open his own produce stand in a couple of weeks, but his main focus is expanding the agritourism part of the business.

He plans to have two mazes next year and perhaps start a garden where people can pick their own produce.

Schultz tried to start a community supported agriculture program, commonly referred to as a CSA, at the beginning of the season to bring in income. In a CSA, community members buy shares of the crops before the season starts. In return, they are given part of the yield every week during the growing season.

Initial interest was strong, Schultz said. More than 300 people inquired about joining.

“But when it came time to sign on the dotted line, we didn’t get enough of a response,” Schultz said. Only 40 people made a commitment, so Schultz has had to scrap the CSA idea for now.

“I don’t see how anyone could survive on crop sales alone,” said Stephen Paproski, who owns the 100-acre Castle Hill Farm in Newtown. “A third of our income comes from agritourism.”

Agritourism has been growing for the last 10 years and has become more popular in the past five years, said Jane Eckert, the president of St. Louis-based Eckert Agrimarketing.

Agritourism can include all types of activities, from pick-your-own crops to hunting, Eckert said.

“When people step into our personal properties, they’re willing to pay for the experience,” Eckert said. “There is a growing category of people who have their weddings or large group picnics on farms. Farms have large spaces that can accommodate large numbers of people.”

Castle Hill Farm has a maze, a hay ride, a pumpkin patch and bonfires in the fall. Paproski is a third-generation farmer, but the first who has had to turn to agritourism to survive.

Schultz is also a third-generation farmer. His grandfather owned Larson’s Farm, where New Milford High School was built. Schultz now leases land because it is too expensive to buy. He used to farm the cornfields on Junction Road in Brookfield, until that property was sold to the Steiner family for development.

He is hesitant to invest too much money in his current farm, out of fear it will be sold as well.

“This is my last shot, but if this piece goes I’m done for sure,” Schultz said.

Contact Vinti Singh at vsingh@newstimes.com or 203-731-3331.

Check out some cool maze art by Yonatan Frimer

Maze of Monkey Illusion – 2009
Optical illusion maze caused by conflicting horizontal and vertical lines.

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John Lennon Psychedelic Maze Portrait
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Imagine All The Mazes

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Maze of Gilad Shalit Wearing Uniform and Rifle
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Maze of Gilad Shalit wearing Uniform and Rifle