Thursday, October 6, 2011

Lexington Corn Maze at Kelley Farms

Best Loved Hubby and I traveled again to Kentucky for the opening weekend of the Giant Corn Maze at Kelly Farms. and their pumpkin patch.   I also did some more sign painting.
The maze gets better every year and now that they have been at it for five years there was a lot more to enjoy. The picture above is part of the new Kids Zone.  First thing on the agenda was the back of this hay slide.  I painted a scarecrow sliding down a hay stack.   Kids loved it and (as hoped) lots of pictures were taken with the Kelley Farms name (and posted on their Facebook Page).  In addition to the slide the kids had a 2 acre corn maze of their own that had a winding path instead of a maze you could potentially get lost in.  There is also an area with huge tires partially buried that are for climbing and crawling in and tire swings.

I also repainted their photo face sign (or as me and the BLDIL call it - the Head in the Hole sign).
The old sign had faded badly.  As soon as I finished families were poking their  heads in the holes so they could be photo-ed as pumpkins and scarecrows.

The corn maze itself is 9 acres of fun, cut to resemble the beloved UK men's basketball coach, John Calipari.  Those Kentuckians LOVE their UK basketball and they got national coverage for immortalizing Coach Calipari in corn.

They have more farm fun than ever this year.  The sky walking goats are back.  They have a cute duck race where families man a hand pump to make a rubber duck race down rain gutters.  More games include a climbing wall of hay, plywood and ropes and Kentucky's favorite "Corn in the Hole".  Oh, and food.  Funnel cakes and other food make for a fun way to celebrate fall and bring home some pumpkins.

I was too busy painting to get some good pictures but hope to show you the masterpiece - their main farm sign - as soon as pictures are posted.


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