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Hastings Corn Maze

Hastings 14 Acre Corn Maze

High above Cotant's Farm Market in Hastings, an Alice in Wonderland scene plays out. The Cheshire Cat is predominant with the Mad Hatter looming above. The Queen of Hearts hangs out in the lower left, with the clock keeping time just to her right. Crawling over the top of the Queen, the smoking caterpillar makes his way toward the mushrooms. Lissa Zimmer, 5-year employee and Morgan Zimmer, 17-year employee, work as a team every year making Cotant's corn maze come to life. Utilizing grid paper, the pair first sketches the scene, with each square on the grid representing six feet. The cutting of the corn begins in July while the corn is still relatively short. Morgan walks the field with a measuring wheel and measures the coordinates, with Lissa following with a mower, slowly carving out the work of art. The intricate cutting process takes three to four days. The maze, at 2500 S. M-37, is open to the public through the second week of November, with night-time maze visits available during the last two weekends of operations.

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