"It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. In honor the celebration, farmers all across the United States and Canada are preparing a once-in-a-lifetime celebration: more than 90 unique corn mazes, custom-designed in collaboration with The MAiZE, Inc. to feature Peanuts themes.
Robinette's Apple Haus & Winery in Grand Rapids is also getting in on the fun. You can visit their Peanuts-themed corn maze on 4 Mile Road.
"The Great Pumpkin and cornfield mazes are two of the world's greatest fall traditions, eagerly anticipated by fans every single year, and we're so excited to bring them together for this landmark anniversary," said Jill Schulz, daughter of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz in a press release. "As we prepare to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, it's only fitting that we should find a tribute that's both joyful and visually compelling, just as my father's characters have been for more than 65 years."
The mazes will range in size from four to 40 acres with the average covering between eight and 12 acres. In addition to the mazes, the farms will feature a showing of the TV special and will incorporate Great Pumpkin artwork into other areas of their venues, providing the perfect setting for visitor photo ops with the Peanuts characters.
A complete list of the farms can be found at http://www.peanuts.com/greatpumpkincornmaze.