Local corn maze features Anderson Tower

The Maple Lanes Farm 14th annualcorn maze and pumpkin patch will feature a 3-acre maze in the shape of Anderson Hall’s bell tower. Alumni and owner of Maple Lanes Farm, Bob Schmidt, designed the maze as testament of his gratitude to Maryville College.

The aerial view of his project features the bell tower with the words “Maryville College” below, and the “Towers Above” across top of the tower.

“I can never give back enough to Maryville College,” said Schmidt, class of 1978.

The maze will be open to the public on Sept. 14. The hours are 6 to 10 p.m., Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets prices range from $8 to $10 for admission to the maze.

During Maryville College Days, Oct. 19-21 and Oct. 27, $1 of every admission to the corn maze will be donated to the restoration of Anderson Hall. On Oct. 27, the farm will present a “country fair” and games to be hosted by students from the college. Hayrides will begin the final week of September, which are an additional fee.

Beginning Oct. 19, the maze will become a haunted attraction at sundown, complete with 55 workers acting as ghoulish characters.

For more information or to reserve tickets, call Maple Lanes Farm at 865.856.3517 or visit their website at www.tnmaplelanefarms.com.

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