Coach Calipari Featured in Corn Maze

By: Kari Hall Email
By: Kari Hall Email

A Lexington farm family is celebrating UK Basketball Coach John Calipari's success with his larger-than-life design in a 10-acre field of corn. Wildcat fans can literally get lost in Coach Cal's face at the Giant Corn Maze at Kelley Farms. The maze will also feature a basketball-themed word puzzle throughout its winding paths. Coach Calipari has received many honors in his career but this is probably a first, getting his face carved into a ten acre field of corn.

"When I was thinking of who I should do this year Coach Calipari came to mind. Were just so proud that our team got to the Final 4. Were really proud of what Coach Cal has done for the team," says designer Jack Lane.

Jack has been carving famous Kentuckians into the corn for five years. In past years, the corn maze has featured designs of Daniel Boone, Abraham Lincoln, Henry Clay and an equestrian. And honoring Coach Cal is one all wildcat fans can enjoy.

"We want to make sure that not only is it cool to look at from the air but it's a challenge for families when they come in and there's actually two different maze challenges when they go through. There's a word puzzle and as a surprise," says Lane.

The maze is not the only attraction at Kelley farms.

"You can come out pick a pumpkin, have apple cider, BBQ rib sandwich, and have a great fun day in the corn with your family," says Lane.

And there's one special guest he hopes will get lost in the maze.

"I hope Cal comes. I'd love to invite John please bring your family out and have a great time and we'll just see you guys out here," says Lane.

The corn maze at Kelley Farms with Callipari's likeness will be open to visitors from September 23rd to October 29th.


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