Lubbock, Texas--September 2002--With 12 acres of corn planted and their new mind-boggling design now created, the Simpson family is bringing the "MAiZE craze" back to Texas. The popular Lubbock labyrinth, which drew twenty thousand visitors last fall, will once again get curious maze-goers lost when it opens to the public on September 14. Part of an increasingly popular "agritainment" trend, it will be joined this year by nearly 140 affiliated MAiZE sites across the United States, Canada, and Europe.

The Simpson family, in partnership with maze designer Brett Hebst - the world's leading designer of 330+ corn mazes - hopes to give more people a chance to experience the unique source of good farmin' fun in their newly-designed labyrinth. This year's design is in the shape of a horse drawn covered wagon. Though the correct pathways can be walked in under 30 minutes, most directionally-challenged visitors - adults and children alike - will require about one hour to travel through more than two miles of twists and turns and 85 decision points.

The MAiZE will give visitors the chace to "get lost" September 14 through November 30. Hours for the general public are Friday 5pm - 10 pm, Saturday 10am-10pm, and Sunday 2pm-10pm. School field trips are Monday-Friday 9am-2pm and groups Monday-Thursday by reservation only from 2pm-10pm. THE MAiZE is located 3 miles east of Shallowater on FM 1294. Cost is $6 for ages 12 and up, $4 for ages 6-11, and free for kids 5 and under. Discounts are offered for families, groups and field trips. For more information or to make reservations, call 806-747-4222 or 806-632-5594 or visit

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