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October 8, 2012

Hettmansperger corn maze to provide Halloween fun

Somerset —  

Not all who wander are lost ... but if you’re in the Hettmansperger corn maze, you probably are.
For the second year, the Hettmansperger Farm and Greenhouse in the Mintonville area, around the county line of Pulaski and Casey Counties, is holding a “spooky” corn maze, a favorite fall attraction.
The unique thing about it? It’s a nighttime maze. Once the sun goes down, brave souls venture into the all-natural labyrinth — and hope to make it out alive. Or at least by bedtime.
“Most (mazes) in the state do it during the day,” said Barb Hettmansperger. “Everything’s different at night. ... It gets your heart racing with extra excitement.”
Open Friday through Sunday to the general public, the maze is one of only a handful in the state of Kentucky to be held in the evening — Hettmansperger knows of only four or five others — and there are only two or three more mazes of any time of day in this area.
It’s the result of the changing face of Kentucky agriculture. As many tobacco farmers have been transitioning over the last decade or so to different opportunities, many have had to be creative. For the Hettmanspergers, a seasonal attraction fit the bill nicely.
“With the climate of tobacco, it’s just something else we have to help make the farm profitable,” said Hettmansperger, who runs the business with her husband Jay. “We’ve always been interested in it.”
Despite the “haunted” nature — you’re sure to find some gruesome ghouls or chainsaw-wielding maniacs appropriate to the Halloween holiday — it’s family-friendly, noted Hettsmansperger, though probably not appropriate for very small children (generally those under 7 or 8). 
“For teens and young adults looking for something fun to do, they’re definitely too old for trick-or-treating, but the spooky theme makes it a fun activity for that age group,” she said.

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