Grown Here at Home: Corn maze celebrates 100th anniversary of John Deere tractor

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Roanoke, VA (WDBJ7) - At Layman Family Farms the corn stalks are high, but just the right height for the farm’s annual corn maze.

"It’s the 100th anniversary of the first John Deere tractor," said Eric Layman, owner of Layman Family Farms.

That’s exactly what this year’s design is. It’s spread out over 9-and-a-half acres.

"I grew up. My family owned a John Deer dealership and I just love them," Eric said.

Around 30,000 people are expected to come out to the farm’s annual Fall Festival where you can try your hand at making it through the maze.

The Layman Farm has been crafting corn mazes for the past 15 years and they’re known for their clever designs. They've even created a corn maze that looked like Frank Beamer.

This year, things will be a little bit different because there won’t be a haunted maze on the farm like in years past.

"I just got to the point where I hate to turn people away when we start to haunt and we really started off as family friendly, and that’s what we want to get back to," Eric explained.

Before going through the corn maze you’ll get a map. At each one of the numbers you’ll answer a trivia question that will help you get through the maze.

Check out the corn maze, and if you get lost, no worries, just holler. There’s plenty of people out there to help you find your way out.

The Fall Festival runs from September 15 - November 10.

Hours of Operation:
Fridays from 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sundays from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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