A Corn Maze's Special Dedication
ELMIRA, NY (WENY) -- Over the weekend we got a taste of Fall, and believe it or not fall is right around the corner. One local farm is in the spirit as they finished cutting their annual corn maze. We visited Bradley Farms in Elmira this afternoon to find out why they chose their design.
Waking up to the cool crisp morning got us thinking about pumpkins and falling leaves as did Bradley Farms. The corn is growing leaps and bounds again this year and owner Dan Hurley couldn't be more excited. The corn was planted in Mid-June and when it was 3 feet tall the cut was made to create the design.
"Annually we do a corn maze and in the winter months we try to select some sort of a local agency or group or organization that we would like to honor and compliment. This year we chose the Soaring Museum. We knew they had a celebration this year so that's why we went with a glider and it says soaring over top of it. We try to find something we can identify with the community," Dan Hurley, owner of Bradley farms in Elmira.
That celebration is the Soaring Museums 50th Anniversary which is later this year. Also, not only is there a corn maze, but other activities that the whole family can enjoy.
Hurley said,"We will be starting in probably 2 or 3 weeks of harvesting pumpkins, winter squash, Indian corn. Apples are starting to come on, we don't grow them, we get them out of the Finger Lakes area and the cider as well comes from out there. We will have all the fall items as well as the wagon rides, and of course we have the haunted events, but we try to keep it a family friendly event."
Hurley also told WENY News that there will be games within the corn maze and they plan to open right after Labor Day. After Labor Day they plan to be open every day all the way through October 31st.