When Steve Trego and his uncle Ed Baldwin were planning a theme for this year's corn maze at Hurricane Hill Farm in Coatesville, the choice was an easy one.
The five-acre field has featured trains and pirate ships in the past, but when it opens Saturday for the 2018 season, maze-goers may feel the urge to belt out a familiar chant.
"It was a no-brainer once the Eagles won the Super Bowl to do a football-themed maze," Trego said. An aerial picture on the Hurricane Hill Farm Facebook page shows this year's labyrinth: the words "PHILADELPHIA EAGLES" and "WORLD CHAMPIONS," as well as an artistic interpretation of quarterback Nick Foles.
"I've been telling my buddies, 'My corn field is going viral,' " Trego said.
Trego said the family-run farm has been plotting corn mazes for 14 years, picking a different theme each time. The football theme was sent to York-based Maize Quest, a corn maze design and agritourism business, which cut the design using a GPS installer. The process takes three to fours hours to complete, Trego said.
Interested in giving the maze, which features interactive games within it, a try? Be sure to carve out about an hour. A one-acre maze for kids — appropriately called the "Underdog" beginner maze — takes about 15 minutes to complete.
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