Maryland Independent News Article
Published October 28, 2003
After growing tobacco for more than 40 years, the Joe Wood family at Forrest Hall Farm in Mechanicsville, Maryland, chose a maze operation as something they could all do together as an alternative. The "Crazy Corn Maze" is open August 17 through October 31 and involves all three grown children, spouses, and seven grandchildren. The maze experience includes a hayride to the orchard or the pumpkin patch, a visit with farm animals, a hay slide and free face painting. Ticket holders who complete the challenge get a free watermelon or pumpkin, or something to eat at the Snack Shack. The family is building a Farm Shop for retail sales of local produce, crafts and pies which they say, "will keep us busy as we retire from off-farm jobs." The ag-entertainment venture is enjoyable and seems to be appreciated by the community.