The 2013 corn maze at Beasley’s Orchard pays homage and brings awareness to man’s best friend. Titled “Beasley’s Corn Dog,” the four-mile maze spotlights animal rescue and adoption. Incorporated into the design is the question “Who Rescues Who?”
Anyone who has ever welcomed a rescue dog into their home knows the answer to that.
Designed by Brett Herbst – considered the world’s leading professional designer of corn mazes - the eight-acre cornfield at Beasley’s Orchard is an annual autumn attraction.
“We have invited the animal rescue groups in Hendricks County and the Hendricks County Humane Society to join us at the maze to showcase some of their animals and provide information,” said Debbie Beasley, owner of Beasley’s Orchard.
“Each of these organizations is dedicated to finding loving families for homeless animals,” she said. “We couldn’t be more excited about this year’s maze.”
In its 11th season, Beasley’s Corn Maze challenges participants to navigate the series of twists and turns by answering a series of questions on a passport.
If a question is answered correctly, the participant will be led in the correct direction. However, if the question is answered incorrectly, those people will be led in the wrong or slightly longer direction. The maze can be navigated in less than 30 minutes, but most parties will take about an hour, Beasley said.
The maze also can be combined with one of Beasley’s field trips to the orchard or pumpkin patch. Of course, it is hoped that this year’s theme will help more homeless doggies find a forever home.
The maze opens Friday, Sept. 20, and will remain open every weekend through Oct. 27. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m., Sundays.
Tickets cost $8 for ages 12 and up, $6 for ages 6-11, and free for kids 5 and under.
For more information: Visit Beasley’s website at www.beasleys-orchard.com or call (317) 563-1487.