Carpe Diem: Corn Maze


Despite the urban sprawl in the Borderland, a rural tradition continues to thrive and grow here. This week, we are looking at the tradition of the corn maze in the fall. There are now three corn mazes in the area: in Las Cruces, La Union and East El Paso. But perhaps the most diverse is the La Union corn maze.

Besides the corn maze, the large farm offers a number of entertainment stations for familyfamilies, including a giant jumpy pillow in which multiple people can participate at once. There are water duck races, consisting of long polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, pipes, into which you pump water to determine the speed at the which the duck will race. There are also slides and rides. In fact, La Union Maze has grown so much this year, it started getting requests to host special events, including a wedding, there.

The other first for La Union Maze, is that the farm partnered with the El Paso Chihuahuas Triple-A baseball team. The team allowed the likeness of Chico the Chihuahua to be used as the footprint for the maze this year. We have aerial footage in this segment from our KFOX 14 Skycam of how intricately made the maze is.

In our next segment, we will talk to the owners about how to conquer the corn maze and have the most fun doing it.

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