Bob Connors’ Family Guy Corn Maze pays homage to the FOX animated comedy, Family Guy. Family Guy portrays the off-beat, off-color and often hilarious antics of the Griffin family and friends. Connors own Connors Farm, in Danvers, Massachusetts. The corn maze and other attractions are sure to attract Family Guy fans of all ages.
Family Guy Corn Maze: A Fan Pays Tribute
Connors portrayed his love of Family Guy by cutting a portrait of Stewie and Brian Griffin into acres of corn. The top of the corn maze is emblazoned with the words “Family Guy.” The in the middle of the corn maze is a detailed portrait, clearly depicting Stewie Griffin yelling and pointing at Brian Griffin. The bottom of the corn maze says, “Connors Farm.”
Stewie is the Griffin family baby, on Family Guy. He is no normal little tot, having dictatorial, matricidal, musical and immoral tendencies. Brian Griffin is the intellectual family dog. He is able to speak and interact with/like humans, has a crush on the mother and a massive drinking problem.
The Boston Globe reports that FOX waived rights to the Family Guy characters, allowing Connors to use them in his corn maze. Connors still has to run everything by FOX for approval, before he portrays the Family Guy characters in any way.
Family Guy Corn Maze: Attractions & Events
Connors Farm’s Family Guy Corn Maze features many fun Fall activities and events. The farm has hayrides, a pumpkin patch, mums and farm animals. Vignettes are set throughout the farm, which are great family photo opportunities. Baked goods, such as pies and apple cider donuts, are also available for purchase.
If you are looking for other events to tie in with your Family Guy Corn Maze tour, Connors Farm has some upcoming ones. A Cabot Cheese Tasting will be held all day on October 17 and 18.
Halloween Costume Parties are being held October 30 and 31, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets are $20. Price includes admission to the Family Guy corn maze, bonfire and apple cider. Musical Entertainment will be provided by the band Roundabout.
A Kids’ Trick or Treat Party will be held on October 31, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 per child, parent admission is free. Price includes admission to the Family Guy Corn Maze, bounce castle and candy.
The Family Guy Corn Maze is open now through October 31, 2009. The corn maze is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Operation hours on Friday and Saturday are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday corn maze hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Family Guy Corn Maze: Ticket Information
Admission prices to the Family Guy Corn Maze are: $8.75 for ages 12 to 59, $6.75 for ages 4 to 11 and 60 plus, free for age three and under. It is $12 to visit the Family Guy Corn Maze at night. On October 30 and 31, Halloween party admission price is $20.
Tickets can be purchased at the Family Guy Corn Maze, at 30 Valley Road, Danvers, MA. Group reservations can be made on the Connors Farm website. Discounts are available for groups. Call (978)777-1245 for further information.
Family Guy Corn Maze: Other Fan Corn Mazes
Like the Family Guy Corn Maze, other corn mazes are paying tribute to their entertainment icons. Most similar to the Family Guy Corn Maze, is the New Moon Corn Maze at Black Island Farm, in Utah.This maze also has character portraits cut into the corn maze. These are of Edward Cullen and Jacob Black, Bella Swans two love interests, in New Moon. The characters are not as recognizable as the Family Guy Corn Maze characters, but this could be because they are trying to portray real people.This corn maze is open until October 31. Ticket information can be found at Black IslandFarms.com or by calling (801)774-MAZE.
Craven Farm, in Snohomish, Washington, also pays tribute to animated characters. Instead of Family Guy, their corn maze is all about Alice in Wonderland. They call their 15-acre corn maze ‘Alice in Pumpkinland.’ This corn maze features cutouts of characters from the movie. Tickets to the corn maze are $7.50. For more information, visit CravenFarm.com or call (360)568-2601.
Harbes Family Farm, in Mattituck, Rhode Island, features a Wizard of Oz themed corn maze. Other activities include a mini-maze, pony rides and hay rides. Visit HarbesFamilyFarm.com, for more information.
A ‘Family Guy’ Affair, by Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein, Boston Globe