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Citizen Chat

Weaver Farms adds a new family tradition

Photo by Jill Hyde, staff Terry (L) and Becky Weaver, owners of Weaver Farms have added a new attraction to the farm this year, a corn maze.
Becky and Terry Weaver are no strangers to the farming business. The Weaver family has been farming for nearly sixty years. Becky and Terry have been married for nearly 27 years and have continued on with the tradition of farming. About three years ago, they purchased a house and some land in Frisbee that was formerly known as Windy Acres Nursery and turned it into a melon farm.

This is the third year that they have been at this location. This year they have decided to add a new element to the farm and have turned it into a family event. Weaver Farms now features a corn maze. "We have been talking about having something like this for our community for a while. I finally talked my husband into planting a 10-acre corn maze with 25,000 feet of trails," said Becky. An adult must accompany those that are under the age of ten. There will be scarecrows running throughout the maze warning people if they are headed the wrong direction.

The maze has an interesting name. The Weavers have decided to call the maze Moonlight Trivia. This is because there will be trivia questions located in strategic locations. Those that exit the maze with all the correct answers will have their names entered in a drawing for a chance to win a $100 at the end of the season," Becky explained.

Photo by Jill Hyde, staff Weaver Farms, located at Frisbee, has opened a new corn maze, 'Moonlight Trivia', that features 25,000 feet of trails that wind through a 10-acre cornfield.
Other fun-filled activities include a hay maze, train rides for younger children, a hayride, and huge tractor tires filled with corn where children can play. They are similar to sandboxes without the sand. There is also a hay pyramid, and a hay bale climb for children to participate in.

Located at the back of the property, there is a barn that is equipped with a movie projector and a theater. Hay bales are scattered in front of the movie screen where people can take a break from other activities and watch a family friendly movie that is appropriate for the season. The first movie that premiered was "Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin" for a church group.

Occasionally they will also be featuring live music. "We had a rhythm and blues gospel group that played out here a few weeks ago," said Weaver. "We have decided that on the occasion that we will have live music we will set them up in the area that used to be the loading dock. It seems like the perfect location," he added.

There are three fire pits where organizations can bring their own supplies and roast hot dogs and marshmallows. "If there is a group that is interested having a cookout on the farm, they will have the perfect location do that. We only request that they contact us first so that we can have things prepared," said Becky. The Weavers will be selling concession items such as sodas, chips and bottles of water. Those wanting to cookout will have to bring their own hotdogs and marshmallows.

Although this is just the first year of the Corn Maze, Becky says that she hopes that it will continue to grow each year. "This was a family idea. Our daughters and their husbands, Tiffani and Matt Casper, and Elizabeth and Aaron Reeves, have all been very involved and put in a lot of hard work."

The Corn Maze will be open on the weekends until Halloween. "The last ticket for the corn maze will be sold at 10 p.m. On Halloween," said Becky. "We are also open for birthdays, field trips, and other special occasions."

For those interested in learning more about the corn maze contact Becky or Terry Weaver at (573) 717-6069 or (573) 717-3525.

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