Michael Phelps Enshrined In Design For Arizona Corn Maze

An Arizona corn maze has themed its 2020 design after Olympic swimming icon Michael Phelpsdonning his pile of gold medals.

Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek, Arizona, creates two corn mazes each year. The larger 10-acre maze is typically designed to feature a celebrity. And this year, that celebrity is the 23-time Olympic champion Phelps, who is now a resident of Arizona in his competitive swimming retirement.

Just southeast of Phoenix, the Schnepf Farms maze bears the theme “Nothing is Impossible” – an homage to one of Phelps’ most famous quotes, but also encouragement to any patrons stuck somewhere in the jumble of Phelps’ many gold medals in the Schnepf Farms maze.

You can see the full design below:

The smaller, four-acre maze is designed with the American flag, giving the maze set a distinctly Team USA theme. The maze is designed by a maze designer in Utah who creates mazes for cornfields across the country.

Schnepf Farms includes its corn mazes in the yearly Pumpkin & Chili Party. This year, it runs from October 1 through November 1. The coronavirus pandemic has forced the maze to implement some extra measures, including requiring employees to wear masks and strongly encouraging guests to wear them when they can’t social distance.

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2 years ago

… Arizona has corn?

Reply to  sven
2 years ago

TIL that corn can be grown in all 50 states, although this year, the USDA has only recorded corn production in 48 of them. The predictable exceptions are Alaska and Hawaii

At approximately 95,000 acres planted, in 2020 Arizona ranks 35th among all states in acres planted in a tie with Utah.

2 years ago

I thought it was going to be corny, but it’s actually amazing


2 years ago

Super cool! Wouldn’t want to get lost in there

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