Map of Maze
Fun Fact #1
This is a two acre cornmaze. There are approximately 120,000 stalks in this field.
Fun Fact #2
Each stalk grows two ears of corn. There are 240,000 ears of corn in this field.
Fun Fact #3
This piece of land has been farmed by the Westbrook family for six generations.
Fun Fact #4
We plant the corn in July. When the corn is a foot tall we cut the maze into it with a lawn mower.
Fun Fact #5
On our farm we also sell Christmas trees, have a you-pick strawberry patch, and sell summertime produce.
Fun Fact #6
Back in the day, produce was grown on the farm to sell at Westbrook Grocery in downtown Rock Hill. The store was open for 52 years and was a staple in the community.
Fun Fact #7
This field will produce roughly 192 million kernels of corn.
Fun Fact #8
This variety of corn is fully mature in 120 days... from planting to harvest.
Fun Fact #9
The farm was officially purchased in 1940.
Fun Fact #10
This type of corn is called field corn. The kernels are hard and crunchy and will be used for animal feed.
Fun Fact #11
The success of the cornmaze is heavily dependent on how much summer rain we get. Irrigation helps, but nothing is as good as rain for young corn.
Fun Fact #12
Each silk is connected to an individual kernel.
Fun Fact #13
There are over 3,500 uses for corn products.
Fun Fact #14
This is our 14th year doing the October festival.
Fun Fact #15
There will always be an even number of rows on a corn cob.