LINCOLN COUNTY, Mo. (KSDK) - Eagle Fork Farms in Moscow Mills, Missouri, is getting ready to welcome visitors to their 2016 corn maze.
This year, the farm teamed up with the St. Louis Blues creating a 50th Anniversary logo tribute maze. Many local families are familiar with Eagle Fork Farms because of their pumpkin patch, hay rides and spectacular corn mazes.
Eagle Fork owner Charles Meyer said his great grandparents moved to the area in 1871 from Augusta and began farming.
“It’s been in my family since that day,” Meyer said.
They have been creating GPS precision cut mazes since 2004.
This year, in cooperation with the St. Louis Blues, a huge Blue Note has been cut into their corn field maze.
“We come up with the design, we get the Blues approval to use the trademark. We send that over to our design people at Precison Mazes in Lee Summit and they design the maze around the characteristics of the field and then incorporate that into a GPS format that the maze cutter can use to actually cut the maze with a computer in the cab,” said Meyer.
They have been working on the plans for the maze for almost a year.
The St. Louis Blues 14 Fund, the charitable trust of the Blues, is planning a special day for Blue's fans. On Oct. 1 season ticket holders will be able to tour the maze for free, but 50 percent of all other tickets sold that day will go to support the 14 Fund. The 14 Fund helps kids that can't afford hockey gear.
Meyer says that they still have work to do on the maze, but they should open for visitors on Sept. 17. Entry into the maze will cost $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for children under 12.
Be sure to watch the above video to see a "birds-eye" view of the maze being created (video courtesy of Eagle Fork Pumpkins & Gifts).