Farms design corn mazes to honor Blackhawks

Farms design corn mazes to honor Blackhawks
July 31, 2013, 10:00 am
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Corn mazes and hockey have one thing thing in common, both make anxiety levels spike at the worst possible times.

Take Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final for example: the Blackhawks are down 2-1 with just over a minute left in the game, your anxiety is at a fairly low level, you're thinking "OK, we still have a Game 7, it's not over yet." Lo and behold, just 17 seconds apart, the Hawks score two goals and become Stanley Cup champions, now all the anxiety and excitement going on in your head is just way too much to comprehend.

It's all very similar when you are walking in a maze, you take a left when you should have made a right, then you backtrack and before you know it, you're running around in circles, completely overcome with anxiety and panic thinking, "this is it, this corn stock is the last thing I'll ever see."

Well, if you're near Hobart, Ind., and like that crazy anxiety feeling (and what sports fan doesn't?) then look out for County Line Orchard's corn maze that will honor the Blackhawks and their MVP.

The maze will open on Sept. 3rd and will stay open through November, so if you really get yourself lost in Kane's 88, you will only be doing figure-eights for a month or two in Northwest Indiana before someone comes and finds you.

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And if you really like being completely overcome by anxiety and fear, check out Siegel's Cottonwood Farm in Crest Hill.

The farm has designed a zombie version of the Blackhawks logo for people to find their way thru, but if you don't find your way out in 17 seconds or less, zombies will find you and "score a snack for the day." 

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This zombie maze will be open Sept. 21 through Oct. 31.