Huge crowds expected at Greenback farm's 15th annual corn maze

Huge crowds expected at Greenback farm's 15th annual corn maze

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The Maple Lane Farms is kicking off its 15th annual corn maze, and it's expected to be their best year ever. The Maple Lane Farms is kicking off its 15th annual corn maze, and it's expected to be their best year ever.
"People look forward to coming here year after year not only from East Tennessee but from other states," said owner Bob Schmidt "People look forward to coming here year after year not only from East Tennessee but from other states," said owner Bob Schmidt

By DREW GARDNER
6 News Reporter

GREENBACK (WATE) - The Maple Lane Farms is kicking off its 15th annual corn maze, and it's expected to be their best year ever.

Every fall, thousands of people come to the Greenback community to get lost in the corn maze.    

"We are a family tradition, a fall family tradition here at the farm," said owner Bob Schmidt. "People look forward to coming here year after year not only from East Tennessee but from other states."

The maze is one of the biggest tourist draws in the area, and thousands of people are expected to come through the farm for its fifteenth year.

The farm has added some new rides along with the traditional hay rides and "pick your own pumpkin" patch. He says the biggest draw of all is always the corn maze.

Each year there is a different theme for the design and this year it celebrates the 100th anniversary of Alcoa's operations in east Tennessee.

"I read about it in the paper," said Schmidt. "It was just a small blurb that it was coming up and I said man that would be a great theme for the corn maze and I called them up and got with the people at Alcoa and the first meeting we had they said we were getting ready to call you."

While the design may have turned out picture perfect, some were worried after this year's wild weather. Schmidt says in spite of that they have the best corn crop they've ever had.

"We've had years before we've had horrible weather and this year it rained all the time and I think things are going to even out and we are going to have a great fall," said Schmidt.

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