Chicago Blackhawks-themed corn maze

September 22, 2010 5:30:10 PM PDT
A suburban farmer turned a corn field into an a-maizing tribute to the Chicago Blackhawks! The 17-acre corn maze at Siegel's Cottonwood Farm in Crest Hill forms the shape of the Blackhawks logo when viewed from above on Chopper 7 HD! The maze's five and a half miles of paths is included in the entry fee during the farms' annual Pumpkin Fest, which starts this weekend.

(RELEASE) The Reason For Our Maize!

One hot fall September day in 1956 Farmer Paul's brother Art, at the age of only 2, left on an adventure. He started out by leaving the safety of the front yard with his little red wagon to join dad only 300 feet away. He did this by way of the cornfield. It did not take long before he really did not know which way to go. So he just kept walking, thinking all he had to do was walk a little more. He continued through the cornfield that by now was quite hot. He got more and more frightened with each step he took.

By lunchtime mom and dad began looking frantically for their then youngest son with no success. The neighbors, police and even the Stateville prison guards were called to find Art. After checking all the buildings and even dredging the horse tank with a pitch fork there was only one place left he could be, the CORNFIELD. After hours of searching, little Artie was found over a mile away, through the hot corn forrest, eating cookies at a neighbor lady's house.

Pumpkin Fest 2010 Open Daily 10am - 6pm
September 25th - October 31st & Columbus Day!

SIEGEL'S COTTONWOOD FARM is THE place to Harvest your Family Memories on our 40 Acres of Family Fun. Admission is only $12 per person 3 and older. Everyone 2 and under enter FREE! and you can stay as long as you like. Click here for a discounted admission coupon! For additional information, please call us Toll Free at (800) 304-FARM or via our local number at (815) 741-2693. Lots of FREE parking!

Our new maze is now 17 acres and 5.5 miles of winding paths to explore are included with your general admission!

Enjoy a leisurely hayrack ride through our growing fields where you can hop off in the pumpkin field and search through thousands of pumpkins right where they grow and pick the perfect one or you can pick one from our pre picked pile O' pumpkins all around the farm yard. All pumpkins are sold separately, by the pound. Come as often as you like and stay as long as you want.

Climb around Fort Cottonwood, Barnyard Playland and Veggieland, and pet the animals or stroll through our Haunted Barn - if you dare!

We have beautiful hardy mums of many colors, flowering kale, a wide assortment of decorative gourds and squash, straw bales, indian corn, broom corn and corn stalks along with fresh apples and cider.

Pumpkin Fest 2010
Siegel's Cottonwood Farm
17250 S. Weber Road
Crest Hill
1.800.304.FARM (3276)
ourpumpkinfarm.com

To get here just come south on I-55 Stevenson, until you get to the Weber Road exit #263. At the stop light turn LEFT and go SOUTH about 51/2 miles. We are on the right hand (WEST) side right at the stop light at Cottonwood Lane across from the Menards in Crest Hill. We have a large green and yellow Siegel's Cottonwood Farm and Statesville Haunted Prison sign out front.


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