Calipari's likeness featured in Lexington corn maze

Lexington, KY – John Calipari gets things done in a big way. Big in recruiting. Big in the polls. And a big run to the Final Four with his Kentucky Wildcats. Now a Lexington farm family is celebrating his success with a larger‐than‐life likeness of the coach, carved into a 10 acre field of corn. Wildcat basketball fans can get lost in
Coach Cal’s face – literally – because it’s part of the Giant
Corn Maze at Kelley Farms, a local attraction that has become
a community icon in recent years.

“We think a lot of Coach Calipari,” said farm owner John
Kelley. “He’s almost like part of the family. Kelley. Calipari. I
think we might be related, somewhere way back,” he laughs.
“Really, we just want to let Coach Cal know how much he
means to Kentucky and how much Kentucky appreciates
having him lead our basketball team.”

In addition to the image of Coach Cal, this year’s maze will
also feature a basketball‐themed word puzzle, spread throughout the winding paths. In previous years, corn maze designs have included Daniel Boone, Abraham Lincoln, Henry Clay and an equestrian, in honor of the World Equestrian Games.

Kelley Farms’ Giant Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch is open to visitors September 23 ‐ October 29, each
Wednesday through Saturday. Visit for more information.