One of 10 Best Mazes in the U.S.
Apparently Linus believes that Pumpkinville truly has one of the most “sincere pumpkin patches” in America. That’s why the iconic cartoon is partnering with Pumpkinville this year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the animated film, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
Pumpkinville is one of 100 locations across the nation to receive the distinction. In honor of the selection, Pumpkinville designed its six-acre corn maze with a distinct Peanuts theme that features Snoopy and the logo of WYRK-FM Country 106.5, the maze sponsor.
And, in appreciation of those efforts, Peanuts Worldwide announced on Monday, August 15, that it has selected Pumpkinville as one of the Top 10 best mazes in the United States.
By being named as one of the top ten, the official Corporate Snoopy Character will be visiting Pumpkinville for two Saturdays – September 24 and Oct 1.
“Pumpkinville is very honored and proud to be one of only three farms in the entire Eastern United States to be named one of the top ten best mazes,” said Dan Pawlowski, who owns the nationally recognized agri-tourism attraction with his wife Diane and their children.
“Pumpkinville has meant Fall Family Fun for decades,” he said. “Adding the Peanuts gang to our 200-acre pumpkin farm and attractions will make it extra special for kids and adults alike. After all, we grew up with the Peanuts gang.”
Pumpkinville will be open September 17 through October 31. The oldest, continuously working pumpkin farm in New York State draws 100,000 people during its six-week season.
Activities connected with the 50 Years of The Great Pumpkin will be prominent throughout Pumpkinville. Great Pumpkin Bingo will now be a part of the 6-acre corn maze. Search for signs in the maze that tell you what squares to scratch off.
“If you complete the bingo game correctly, you’ll be eligible to win a grand prize trip for four to see the Peanuts Gang at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California,” said Diane Pawlowski.
On select weekends the Peanuts characters will be walking around Pumpkinville meeting kids of all ages. There will be photo ops with a Peanuts character background as well as Peanuts decorations throughout Pumpkinville, including painted pumpkins and hay bale art.
A wide variety of Peanut’s 50th Anniversary of the It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! merchandise ranging from t-shirts and mugs to books and toys will be available.
“We’re really excited about this partnership,” Dan Pawlowski said. “And just like Linus, we hope The Great Pumpkin will visit Pumpkinville this Halloween.”
“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.”
A former winner of New York State’s Agri-Tourism Business of the Year, Pumpkinville is just minutes from Ellicottville at 4844 Sugartown Road in Great Valley. Visit www.pumpkinville.com.