I think getting lost in a corn maze–that doesn’t have psychopaths wielding chainsaws–with a book and bag full of Halloween candy sounds like a perfect day. I’d pick a nice corner in the maze to sit and read a chapter while munching on some candy. Then I’d stretch and take a few turns, not really caring if I get lost or not, and sit for another chapter. Give me a selection of literary corn mazes to choose from and I may bring my sleeping bag to my favorite one and never leave.
This year Kruger’s Monster Mash Maze in Sauvie Island, Oregon, brings Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Bram Stoker’s Dracula to life–at least those are the books I’d read while jumping around inside Dracula’s teeth.
Treinen Farm in Lodi, Wisconsin, chose Aesop’s Fables as their theme and created ‘The Fox and the Grapes’ Corn Maze as their giant maze and used ‘The Tortoise and the Hare’ for the children’s maze–let’s hope this doesn’t end with the fox eating the tortoise and the hare. I mean look at that smug face.
This next one is a bit of a cheat since it isn’t literary but I’m including it because she is a prolific song writer so if you’re a fan of Taylor Swift and are near Summers Farm in Frederick, Maryland, you might want to check out this year’s corn maze.
And while it’s not a current corn maze I thought it being Twilight’s tenth anniversary I’d end with Rutledge Farms 2011 Twilight Breaking Dawn Corn Maze. If you’re so inclined you can set the maze as your desktop while you read the new Twilight Tenth Anniversary/Life and Death Dual Edition which includes the new gender-bent story.