Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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September 5, 2013

Salisbury maze has country-music theme

CATLETTSBURG — You might get corn fused if you visit the Salisbury Riverview Farm corn maze that opened Saturday.

But don’t worry. There is help available.

“It’s hard to get lost. There are maps and for those with cellphones, you can call us and we can come in and get you,” David Salisbury said. “Or you can just start walking toward the road.”

The theme of the second annual maze is “Road to Fame,” celebrating the farm’s position alongside U.S. 23, also known as the Country Music Highway, just south of Catlettsburg.

The maze will be open from 5 p.m. to midnight on Fridays, noon to midnight on Saturdays and noon to 8 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 31. A live remote with WTRC Radio will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Visitors to the 8-acre maze will receive booklets to help guide them through, Salisbury said, adding he thinks this year’s design is more difficult to navigate. “It’s harder because there are more open spaces.”

In addition to the maze, visitors can take the Zombie Paintball Hayride and shoot targets while they encounter farm neighbors portraying zombies. The rides are offered at 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Concessions such as hot dogs and pulled pork and beef sandwiches and drinks will be for sale.

The Salisbury family hires a contractor to do the cutting to create the maze. Salisbury said the family chooses a picture and works with the contractor. In addition to zombie volunteers, other volunteers help operate the event. Salisbury said it takes about nine to operate the maze and other activities.

“It’s all been fun, a lot of fun,” Salisbury said.

Cost to see the maze is $10 for adults and $7 for children. The Zombie Paintball Hayride is $10.

LEE WARD can be reached at lward@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2661.

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