Kraay Family corn maze to celebrate Stettler’s 25th anniversary

Choo-choo! The Lacombe-based Kraay Family Farm is marking its 15th anniversary by teaming up with another Central Alberta community that is celebrating a milestone.

Choo-choo!

The Lacombe-based Kraay Family Farm is marking its 15th anniversary by teaming up with another Central Alberta community that is celebrating a milestone.

In less than two weeks, the wildly-popular corn maze in the shape of the Alberta Prairie Steam Train will open for the season.

The rail attraction is celebrating its 25th anniversary in Stettler.

“We’re celebrating Central Alberta and Central Alberta attractions,” said Rachel Kraay. “We want to encourage people to explore their own backyards.”

The farm will open for its summer season on July 25. No specific date has been set for the anniversary celebrations. Kraay said the corn should be nearly three metres tall at opening.

Kraay said people of all ages can enjoy the fun every day from Monday to Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

This year, more picnic areas, a larger pedal cart track and a second giant jumping pillow has been added the landscape.

“We want all ages to be able to play,” said Kraay.

The farm draws about 20,000 people over its summer and fall season. Every year the maze is different. In the past, the Kraay family has commemorated rock stars, events and athletes with their maze patterns.

Two years ago the family’s seven-acre maze was recognized as the world’s largest QR (quick response) code by Guinness.

Kraay invites residents to check out both the summer and fall season to gain different perspectives of the maze.

For more information visit www.kraayfamilyfarm.com.

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