MEDIA CONTACT: Kimberley Haring, 419-632-3561,
2016 MEDIA RELEASE
GOOD GRIEF! IT’S THE GREAT CORN MAZE, CHARLIE BROWN!
PEANUTS WORLDWIDE, THE MAiZE, INC., AND THE BARNYARD
CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF “IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN!”
WITH CUSTOM-DESIGNED PEANUTS-THEMED MAZE
The Barnyard Will Host Custom-Designed Peanuts-Themed Maze During the Fall / Halloween Season, reaching more than 40,000 Visitors in the Area
Media Day: Thursday September 22nd 1pm
We can accommodate your earlier arrival if needed.
In honor of the 50th Anniversary of one of the most beloved, quotable, and unforgettable Peanuts television specials of all time, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, Peanuts Worldwide and The Barnyard are preparing a once-in-a-lifetime celebration: the creation of a unique corn maze, custom-designed to feature Peanuts themes.
The maze, which will feature Linus in the pumpkin patch, will cover 4 ACRES on The Barnyard’s lot. It will be open from September 24th to October 23rd. Saturday and Sunday’s 10am- 6pm, with special flashlight nights on Saturday October 15 & 22. In addition to the maze, The Barnyard will host a special screening of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown at 7pm On Saturday October 15th as part of The Barnyard’s 50 years Great Pumpkin Celebration Party on Saturday October 15th.
The venue will also incorporate Great Pumpkin artwork into other areas of their venue, providing the perfect setting for visitor photo ops with the Peanuts characters.
The Barnyard is one of more than 90 farms in North America selected by Peanuts Worldwide to create a Great Pumpkin maze this year. Collectively, the farms—which are part of The MAiZE network and span North America in two countries and 39 states, from California to New York, Canada to Florida—will reach more than 3.5 million visitors during the Halloween season.
“The Great Pumpkin and cornfield mazes are two of the world’s greatest fall traditions, eagerly anticipated by fans every single year, and we’re so excited to bring them together for this landmark anniversary,” said Jill Schulz, daughter of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz. “As we prepare to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, it’s only fitting that we should find a tribute that’s both joyful and visually compelling, just as my father’s characters have been for more than 65 years.”
“We’re thrilled to work with Peanuts Worldwide and The MAiZE, Inc. as we customize our corn maze to celebrate It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” said owner Matthew Haring of The Barnyard Park. “Corn mazes are all about providing a fun and interactive experience for our visitors—even the adults feel like kids again! And that’s exactly what Peanuts does: Aren’t we all kids again when we see Snoopy and Charlie Brown? This is the perfect match of holiday traditions.”
“It’s been a huge pleasure for us to collaborate with Peanuts Worldwide and corn farms across
North America to design these unique, custom corn mazes,” said founder Brett Herbst, The MAiZE,
Inc. “We’re all fans of Peanuts and the Great Pumpkin, and we’re delighted to honor the 50th
Anniversary by having the Great Pumpkin, this one time only, rise out of a corn maze!”
Admission to The Barnyard is $8 For more information contact:
, www.thebarnyardpark.com facebook: @thebarnyardpark instagram: thebarnyardpark
About The Barnyard Park
Owners Matt & Kim Haring Moved back to Mansfield Ohio from Canada July 2015. Having been away from Mansfield for 19 years they saw a need for more family friendly venues in the area.
Before returning to Matt’s hometown of Mansfield, Ohio, Matt and Kim Haring had previously owned their own Corn Maze & Fall Festival destination for over 13 years in Canada.
The Barnyard is a Family run business featuring a 4 acre Corn Maze plus other attractions: Gemstone Mining, Pumpkin Cannon, Pumpkin Slingshot, Liberty Train, Hay Wagon Rides, Hillside Slides, Inflatables, Barnyard Games, Corn Box, Pumpkins, Petting Farm and more.
This Fall treat your family to the Best Corn Maze and Fall Festival in Richland County, For more information, contact Kim Haring info@thebarnyardpark
About The MAiZE, Inc.
The MAiZE, Inc. annually creates mazes for 280+ farms worldwide and represents an increasingly popular trend in outdoor fall entertainment for children and adults alike. Brett Herbst, found of the MAiZE company, has worked with his team to design more than 3,000 corn mazes since first introducing the concept to Utah in 1996. Providing design and consulting services to those interested in creating their own labyrinths, The MAiZE has become the world’s largest cornfield maze company. For additional information, visit www.themaize.com.