Good Grief! It's the Great Corn Maze, Charlie Brown!

Gloucester, VA (September 20, 2016) - In honor of the 50th Anniversary of one of the most beloved, quotable, and unforgettable Peanuts television specials of all time, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, Peanuts Worldwide, and Green Hand Farm Park are preparing a once-in-a-lifetime celebration: the creation of a unique corn maze, custom-designed to feature Peanuts themes and MORE! The maze, which will feature The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, will cover 8 acres at Green Hand Farm Park this fall.

Green Hand Farm Park was chosen as one of the 90 farms in North America by Peanuts Worldwide to create a Great Pumpkin maze this year. Collectively, the farms-which are part of The MAiZE network and span North America in two countries and 39 states, from California to New York, Canada to Florida-will reach more than 3.5 million visitors during the Fall season.

"The Great Pumpkin and cornfield mazes are two of the world's greatest fall traditions, eagerly anticipated by fans every single year, and we're so excited to bring them together for this landmark anniversary," said Jill Schulz, daughter of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz. "As we prepare to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, it's only fitting that we should find a tribute that's both joyful and visually compelling, just as my father's characters have been for more than 65 years." "We're thrilled to work with Peanuts Worldwide and The MAiZE, Inc. as we customize our corn maze to celebrate It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," said David and Patricia Hand, owners of Green Hand Farm Park. "Corn mazes are all about providing a fun and interactive experience for our visitors-even the adults feel like kids again! And that's exactly what Peanuts does. Aren't we all kids again when we see Snoopy and Charlie Brown? This is the perfect match of holiday traditions. Already, this year's maze theme has created quite the buzz on our Facebook page and people are sharing their excitement about the new season. We look forward to seeing our loyal customers and new visitors have fun on our farm this year."

The fall harvest season at Green Hand Farm Park is September 30th through November 6th. The Farm Park is the place to visit this fall if you're looking for a fun outing in the greater Middle Peninsula-Hampton Roads region of Virginia! In addition to the farm's flagship corn maze, other popular activities include a zombie paintball adventure ride, archery tag, pedal karts, a cow train, corn cannon, giant bounce pillow, and bonfire pits for relaxing at night. And of course, visitors take a hayride out to the Pumpkin Patch in search of their own GREAT pumpkin! Admission wrist bands are required for access to the Fun Park and attractions. Discount tickets can be purchased online. Visitors may also purchase tickets onsite.

About Green Hand Farm Park - Green Hand Farm Park is owned and operated by David and Patricia Hand. The farm began as a Farm Stand and full-service Garden Center in 1995. The Hands grew plants and produce for their three Garden Center locations and for wholesale distribution. In 2010, the Hands changed their focus to agritourism - to provide family-friendly entertainment for visitors to their farm. They dedicated a section of their farm to a corn maze, pumpkin patch, and other traditional fall activities. Over the last several years, popularity of the Farm Park has grown with loyal customers returning each year to enjoy old and new attractions. The Farm Park is also a favorite destination for school field trips, parties, weddings, corporate events, reunions, church groups, college groups, and other private events. The farm is a convenient drive from Newport New, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Richmond.

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