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By Shelly Silwick, write2shell@yahoo.com | September 19, 2013
The annual corn maze is now open at Beachmont Christian Camp and ministries in Kingsville. Beachmont hit a home run in itsr choice of a sports theme for its third maze. "The Birds of Baltimore" celebrates Baltimore's home teams, the Orioles and the Ravens! Designed after their bird logos, (with use permission from both teams), the interactive maze takes up six acres with more than two miles of pathways. According to volunteer General Manager Glen Newmann, "A GPS and computer were used to guide the cutting of the logo into the cornfield.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | February 9, 2014
The sprawling farm along Annapolis Road in Gambrills stands as an oasis of rural life in the midst of suburbia. Cows graze beyond the white fence as commuters pass by; farm trucks carry organic produce to local farmers markets. Maryland Sunrise Farm is on 857 acres that served as a dairy operation for the U.S. Naval Academy as recently as the 1990s; midshipmen got their milk straight from the source. Its corn maze is a fall tradition, and residents say the farm is a reminder of Anne Arundel's agricultural past, a marker of history in a fast-growing portion of the county not far from Fort Meade.
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By Marissa Lowman | July 31, 2003
Get lost in a corn field at Chincoteague's 7.5-acre corn maze. The whole family can experience walking in circles at this huge maze, created in the shape of a blue crab. After you have completed the large maze, you can try the hay-bale maze, the rope maze or the kids' maze. In addition, there are pony rides, a petting zoo and a "Corn Crib" sandbox. Especially adventurous people can roam the twists and turns by flashlight on Friday and Saturday evenings. The Chincoteague Corn Maze, 36310 Corbin Hall Lane, Horntown, Va., is open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays.
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October 18, 2013
Trunk or Treat A free community event for children in fifth grade and younger with a moon bounce, arts and crafts, games and refreshments will be held from 4 p.m to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Gethsemane Baptist Church, 14135 Burntwoods Road in Glenwood. Information: 410-442-5853. Fall festival The Fall Fun Festival at Gaver Farm takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Sunday, Nov. 3, 5501 Detrick Road in Mount Airy. The event includes a pick-your-own pumpkin patch, with free hay rides on weekends, a market, corn maze, a pedal kart track, animal arena, giant slides, mini-mazes, playgrounds, obstacle course, pirate ship and straw activities.
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By Diane B. Mikulis and Diane B. Mikulis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 30, 1999
DRIVE THROUGH western Howard County this time of year and you'll pass acres of cornfields. Row after row, field after field, slim stalks with pointed leaves are turning from green to brown.One field in Glenwood holds a surprise: A-maize-ing Place, the third annual corn maze of the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks.The 7-acre field contains a network of winding passages and blind alleys. There is only one right way out of the 1 3/4-miles of pathways. If you're skilled enough not to take any wrong turns, the route is three-quarters of a mile.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,Sun reporter | September 17, 2006
Out here, in the middle of a Gambrills cornfield, getting lost is the point. It's no fair to use a cell phone to seek an escape route. A GPS is out of the question. Raising a red flag -- or more accurately, a red-white-and-blue one -- is a safety hatch, of sorts, for visitors to the corn maze created each fall at the former Horizon Organic Dairy and U.S. Naval Academy dairy farm. MD Sunrise Farm LLC, which now leases the Navy property, has continued the autumn tradition, with the 11-acre labyrinth open to the public Friday through Sunday through Oct. 29. "This is a way to reconnect with nature," said Marian Fry, a partner in MD Sunrise Farm.
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By Katie Martin and Katie Martin,SUN STAFF | December 21, 2004
Weeks after the last visitors wended through paths surrounded by 10-foot stalks, finding dead ends and dark corners along the way, the old-fashioned corn maze in Westminster is still raising funds for the Gesell Farm Board. The corn maze closed after the first weekend in November, but the corn harvested and shelled last week will be sold at Bowman's in Westminster, said Bill Knill, chairman of the Gesell Farm Board. With the potential income from the grain, he expects the total profit to be close to $20,000.
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By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,special to the sun | September 22, 2006
Avery Meyers led the way for the other children. Although the corn stalks in the maze rose as high as 12 feet in some places, the 11-year-old boy wasn't intimidated. "I think it's cool that you can't see over the top of the cornstalks," he said. "I don't need to. I've gotten really good at reading maze maps, and I just follow the intersections to get through it." The Westminster boy was one of about 10 children, ages 5 to 13, who spent a recent afternoon rambling through the 6-acre maze at North Run Farm in the Stevenson area of Baltimore County.
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By Lori Sears and Lori Sears,SUN STAFF | September 15, 2005
Sunday's Ravens' loss aside, you love your football. And forget just once a week, you could get lost in Ravens football every day. Well, be careful what you wish for because your chance to get (literally) lost in a Baltimore Ravens-themed corn maze is here. The North Run Farm Corn Maze in Stevenson opens Saturday for adventuresome visitors up to the task of maneuvering through the 2.5-mile trail, which winds through 5 acres of corn. While each year's maze is different, this year, the farm is offering a maze in the shape of a Ravens football helmet, a football and the words "Go Ravens."
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By Lori Sears and Lori Sears,SUN STAFF | September 2, 2004
You love an adventure. Love the outdoors. And hate to ask for directions. So get lost in the newest corn maze in Westminster. The Gesell Property Corn Maze behind the Agriculture Center opens tomorrow. The new maze will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through November. Located on the 102-acre Gesell property, the old-fashioned corn maze offers a short, medium or long trail through 17 1/2 acres of corn. Maze patterns include a barn, silo, cow and windmill. Visitors will be aided by "You Are Here" stations located throughout the maze.
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By Shelly Silwick, write2shell@yahoo.com | September 19, 2013
The annual corn maze is now open at Beachmont Christian Camp and ministries in Kingsville. Beachmont hit a home run in itsr choice of a sports theme for its third maze. "The Birds of Baltimore" celebrates Baltimore's home teams, the Orioles and the Ravens! Designed after their bird logos, (with use permission from both teams), the interactive maze takes up six acres with more than two miles of pathways. According to volunteer General Manager Glen Newmann, "A GPS and computer were used to guide the cutting of the logo into the cornfield.
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By Katie V. Jones | October 20, 2012
It's October, and for farms such as Baugher's Orchard, in Westminster, pumpkins and apples are ready to be harvested - and it seems many people are interested in that process. "This time of year is such a busy time," said Marjorie Baugher, owner of the orchard off Route 140. "So many people want to be out. We had eight wagons running constantly (last) weekend for people. " Those wagons run during the week, too, as the orchard hosts school groups from all around the area. An average of two or three tours are conducted each day during the week, according to Lynn Forman, a fourth-generation Baugher family member, and tour guide.
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November 3, 2011
The annual Carroll County Corn Maze at the county Agriculture Center, 706 Agriculture Center, Westminster, is being held over an extra weekend. Due to the good weather forecast for the weekend, organizers decided to open the maze Friday, Nov. 4 through Sunday, Nov. 6. Hours are Friday 5 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 5 to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 to 7 p.m. The theme of this year's maze is "Carroll County's Top 5 Agricultural Products: Can you name...
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By Jonathan Pitts and Jonathan Pitts,jonathan.pitts@baltsun.com | September 20, 2009
The two sisters looked relieved, if a bit pink in the face, as they staggered to the top of the wooden observation deck. Eleven acres of cornstalks surrounded Kristen and Jennifer Hewer of Stevensville, and as the grade-schoolers took a look around, the dense crop felt as ominous as the seas around a desert isle. "If we didn't have a map," said 9-year-old Jennifer, her eyes wide, "this would be very freaky." To many, corn is something you eat off a fresh cob at summer picnics. But to the growing hordes who wend their way through corn mazes in Anne Arundel and other counties in Maryland this time of year, it's a bumper crop of delightful dread - and an increasingly popular means of celebrating the end of summer and the looming fall.
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By Chris Emery and Chris Emery,SUN REPORTER | October 30, 2006
Thurmont -- Rhiannon Talbert climbed into the gunner's seat and took aim at possible targets - a boat, a minivan and an old lawnmower resting on concrete pillars about 100 yards away. In the distance, white clouds floated by a grain silo poking up from a nearby farm, and a few feet to her right another cannon - a pumpkin cannon - roared. Satisfied with her aim, the 8-year-old smacked a large red button on her gun's console and whump - a corn cob blasted from one of its twin barrels. It sailed end over end above the field, arched in the wind and passed just below the lawnmower, a near miss.
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By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,special to the sun | September 22, 2006
Avery Meyers led the way for the other children. Although the corn stalks in the maze rose as high as 12 feet in some places, the 11-year-old boy wasn't intimidated. "I think it's cool that you can't see over the top of the cornstalks," he said. "I don't need to. I've gotten really good at reading maze maps, and I just follow the intersections to get through it." The Westminster boy was one of about 10 children, ages 5 to 13, who spent a recent afternoon rambling through the 6-acre maze at North Run Farm in the Stevenson area of Baltimore County.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,Sun reporter | September 17, 2006
Out here, in the middle of a Gambrills cornfield, getting lost is the point. It's no fair to use a cell phone to seek an escape route. A GPS is out of the question. Raising a red flag -- or more accurately, a red-white-and-blue one -- is a safety hatch, of sorts, for visitors to the corn maze created each fall at the former Horizon Organic Dairy and U.S. Naval Academy dairy farm. MD Sunrise Farm LLC, which now leases the Navy property, has continued the autumn tradition, with the 11-acre labyrinth open to the public Friday through Sunday through Oct. 29. "This is a way to reconnect with nature," said Marian Fry, a partner in MD Sunrise Farm.
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