10 acres of big blue madness

Corn maze takes you inside Coach John Calipari's head

jwarren@herald-leader.comSeptember 26, 2011 

It's generally agreed that University of Kentucky men's basketball Coach John Calipari is outstanding in his field — even when it's a corn field.

This year's corn maze at Kelley Farms, 6483 Old Richmond Road, features a giant image of Calipari, carved out of a 10-acre cornfield.

Visitors to the corn maze, which opens Wednesday, can get up close and personal with Coach Cal — even walk around inside his head — whether or not they ever attend a UK game.

Farmer Jack Lane, who cut out the image over about a week using a large riding mower, said that creating Calipari in corn was a bit of challenge because of the fine detail required.

Previous corn mazes, a tradition at Kelley Farms, have featured a tribute the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games and a portrait of President Abraham Lincoln.

The corn maze will be open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings through Oct. 29.

General admission is $9 for adults and children 3 and older; it's free for children younger than 3.

Admission and operating hours may vary, so the owners suggest you check first at Lexingtoncornmaze.com or by calling Kelley Farms at (859) 948-8700. You also can follow Kelley Farms on Facebook or Twitter.

Other attractions in addition to the corn maze include a play area for kids, a small maze for young children, a pumpkin patch, duck races, climbing goats, a miniature cow and hayrides.

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