Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

Breaking News

Local News

September 18, 2013

New Corn Dog Maze comes to Danville

DANVILLE — Beasley’s Orchard and Gardens is getting ready to present to the public “Beasley’s Corn Dog maze” an eight-acre corn maze that was created for fun and adventure and to help bring awareness to animal rescue and adoption.

Beasley’s Orchard and Gardens was founded by Milton and Irene Beasley. They raised livestock (hogs, cattle and chickens) and grain in the mid- 1940s. They planted apple trees in the orchard and the land has evolved since then with 15 acres of pumpkins, many vegetables such as sweet corn, green peppers, green beans, squash and cucumbers, cantaloupe and watermelons.

Starting Sept. 20 and running throug Oct. 27, the Corn Dog maze will be the feature of the Beasley’s Orchard, with hours of operation from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.

The cost is $8 for anyone age 12 and older, $6 for children ages 6 to 11, and free for younger children when accompanied by an adult.

The Beasleys have started working on the maze since early spring to get the design of the field.

The maze is outlined with a dachshund and a heart in the middle and says “Who Rescues Who?” based on their theme of animal rescue and adoption.

“We reached out to animal rescue groups around Hendricks County,” Debra Beasley explained. “We have three lined up and they will be bringing animals that will be up for adoption and provide information about what the organizations do.”

The maze is navigated through a series of questions on a passport. The topics of the questions can be anything from American history, to movies, to sports, to corn. If a question is answered correctly, the visitor will be led in the right direction. However, if they answer a question incorrectly they will be led in the wrong (slightly longer) direction.

The maze can be navigated in less than half an hour, but it’s not uncommon for most parties to take about an hour to find their way through the four miles of trails. Maze Adventures can be scheduled for groups of 15 or more at a discounted rate.

“People do get lost sometimes, but everyone loves it,” Beasley said.

On the last day of the Corn Dog maze, called Dog Days at the Maze, the Orchard is inviting the public to bring their dogs to the event.

Other events scheduled for the rest of the season are the “Heartland Apple Festival” held the first two weekends in October and a U-pick pumpkin patch accessible by hayrides every weekend in October.

Every year around 15,000 to 20,000 people come out to the two weekends of the Heartland Apple Festival.

On Nov. 23, there is a Christmas at the Orchard event where Santa and Mrs. Clause come out for the children and there will be many vendors giving holiday ideas and décor.

“That will be a fun event too, there are tons of games for the kids,” said Beasley.

Beasley’s Orchard and Gardens is open from mid-July to mid- December from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

The Orchard is located at 2304 East Main St., 12 miles west of Indianapolis, off of Old US 36. For more information contact, 317-745-4876, or view the website at http://beasleys-orchard.com/maize.html.

 

1
Text Only
Local News
  • HCF 7-26 news lung transplant pic 1 Brownsburg resident is state's first to receive 'breathing lung' transplant

    Thanks to Indiana University Methodist Hospital and an innovative technique known as the ‘breathing lung’ transplant, Damon Bradtmueller of Brownsburg now has a new set of lungs. According to information from IU Health Methodist, the TransMedics Orga

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • HCF 7-23 news festival of arts pic 4 Festival of the Arts returns to Brownsburg BROWNSBURG — Artists from around the Midwest came to the 36th annual Brownsburg Festival of the Arts last weekend.The Brownsburg Chamber of Commerce hosted the event. Coordinator Melanie Myers says the festival was started by a couple from Brownsburg

    July 22, 2014 5 Photos

  • HCF 7-19 news bike rodeo pic 1 Bike rodeo sends two exhibitors to state fair DANVILLE—The 4-H bicycle rodeo took place Wednesday morning at the Hendricks County 4-H Fair.Four 4-H member participants; one senior exhibitor and three junior exhibitors, took their bike skills to the test in multiple obstacle courses around the 4-

    July 22, 2014 3 Photos

  • HCF 7-23 news race pic 4 Racing to recovery BROWNSBURG — The ninth annual Bret Neylon Race to Recovery was held Saturday in an effort to support local people learning to live with paralysis.This year’s race benefited Brock Lyons, 29, of Brownsburg, who was paralyzed in a dirt bike accident in

    July 22, 2014 4 Photos

  • HCF 7-23 news supreme showman pic 2 Five-year member named Supreme Showman DANVILE — Fifth year 4-H member Alida Jackson is the 2014 Hendricks County 4-H Supreme Showman.The Supreme Showmanship started in 1988 in honor of Scott Cooper, a former 10-year 4-H member who passed away. Fair board president Jim Broyles says this i

    July 22, 2014 3 Photos

  • HCF 7-19 news HCT pic 1 HCT brings the laughs in new comedy DANVILLE — “Check Please!” will be performed on the Hendricks Civic Theatre stage Aug. 1-3 and Aug. 8-10. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays.The show is a series of short vignettes of blind dates gone terribly wrong.Direc

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Critics push specious privacy pitch Privacy is on the public mind a lot these days, which would be a good thing if the focus weren’t so pitifully narrow.In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision allowing closely held companies like Hobby Lobby to decline to cover certain types of con

    July 22, 2014

  • Lawson reaches settlement on investment fraud case Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson reached an $80,000 settlement with Norman Forest Germany and E.B. Germany & Sons, LLC for selling unregistered oil rights to two Indianapolis residents. Germany admits to violating the Indiana Uniform Securiti

    July 22, 2014

  • LeBron James bears the weight of Cleveland's championship dreams LeBron James has done it all on a basketball court. He’s a great scorer, rugged defender, proven big-play leader and champion. But that might not be enough in Cleveland, where he’ll also need the powers of Merlin the Magician.In returning to his home

    July 22, 2014

  • No Headline Provided Will you be attending this year’s Brickyard 400?

    July 22, 2014

House Ads
Hendricks County Marquee
Email News Sign Up
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Poll

Has the rash of shootings in Indianapolis made you reconsider attending an event or patronizing a business there? Yes, it's out of control No, it's no more dangerous than anywhere else

     View Results
AP Video
Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence NYPD Chief Calls for 'use of Force' Retraining VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress Bush: Don't Worry, Sugarland Isn't Breaking Up US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Raw: First Lady Says `Drink Up' More Water Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Obama Signs Workforce Training Law Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-held City Diplomatic Push Intensifies to End War in Gaza Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Must Read