Friday, August 31, 2012

Fan designs Reds-themed corn maze

First off, how cool is this? What you behold here is the beautiful work of Bill Irons, a 44-year old married father of four and a devoted Reds fan, who turned his massive 12-acre corn patch into a Cincinnati Reds-themed maze.

This marks the 13th consecutive year that the Lebanon, Ohio native has sculpted such a creative design into his patch of corn. Last year the theme was zoo animals and in 2007 it was a Bengals-themed maze.

“It’s not perfect,” Irons said. “But I’m happy with the way it turned out.”

As part of Irons’ agreement with the Reds to use their logos, $1 for each paying customer will go toward the Reds Community Fund.

Here is some more information on how you can see this cleverly-designed piece of landscape for yourself.

Irons Fruit Farms
1640 Stubbs Mill Road
Lebanon, Ohio 45036
(513) 932-2853

- Maze debuts Saturday, Sept. 1 and will be open this weekend including Labor Day
- Open on weekends through October
- On Saturdays, first maze tour is at 10 a.m. and last tour leaves at 5 p.m.
- On Sundays (and Labor Day), first tour is at 11 a.m. and last tour leaves at 5 p.m.
- Maze prices: $7 (ages 12 and up), $5 (ages 5-11) and children four and under are free.

*A tip of the cap to John Johnson of the Cincinnati Enquirer for the story.*

Irons created a Bengals-themed maze in '07


Bill Irons said...

Thank you so much to the REDS for letting me do this maze! I'm looking forward to a sweep in the fall classic! Anyone remember 1990 against the A's?

Jimmi Adair said...

Thanks so much for taking the time and effort to do it. The maze looks great. And oh yes, I recall what happened in 1990...although I was only one year old when it happened! I'd say the Reds are due for another world title.