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Oct-15-10 Fun 'Til The Cows come Home at Howell Living History Farm's Corn Maze
CONTACT: Julie Willmot
TITUSVILLE, N.J. - If a cow’s dream is to graze endlessly in a field of ripening corn, Daisy has it made.
The 3-year-old Jersey, mother of two and cow-host of Howell Farm's new dairy program, is now pictured in the farm's 4-acre corn maze, where visitors can see her in the form of a colossal cow kicking over a bucket of milk.
The maze, whose pathways form the image made famous by Mrs. O’Leary’s cow, was created to showcase Daisy and the place she calls home -- 126-acre Howell Living History Farm, a facility of the Mercer County Park Commission.
Open weekends through October 31, the maze challenges visitors to navigate the 2 ½ miles of cow paths that take them through Daisy’s nose, hooves and tail…and everything in between. Those who find the puzzle pieces that form a map of the maze – and who solve its "Cow Crossword Puzzle" and "Questions for Rumination" – are eligible for bovine boasting rights and induction into "Daisy’s Moo-arvelous Stall of Fame."
Admission is $8 for ages 13 and older; $6 for children ages 5-12 and free for children 4 and under. Hours of entry are noon-8 p.m. Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays, through October 31.
Maze-goers seeking the “uddermost” challenge can try solving the maze in the dark, when moon, stars and lamplight are needed to find the way out. Moonlight Mazes are scheduled Friday, October 22 and Saturday October 15, 23 and 30. Entry times are from 5 – 8 p.m., with the last exit at 9 p.m.
Weekday visits are available by reservation for schools, community groups and corporate team-building events. A Scout & Community Group Night is planned Friday, October 15. The maze closes for the season on Saturday, November 6 with a Maze Harvest for Mercer County Wildlife from noon – 4 p.m.
The maze is located at 17 Valley Road, just off Rt. 29 two miles south of Lambertville, NJ. For information about the maze or Howell Farm, call 609-737-3299 or visit websites www.howellfarm.org OR www.mercercounty.org.