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The venerable maize maze

Who says there’s nothing to do in small towns? On the contrary, when there’s nothing to do but watch the grass grow and everybody knows everyone else, you have to get creative for entertainment.

Hence, a news release I came across this week advertising the grand opening of Wilbur’s Corn Maze in Chestertown (population 4,746). Inspired by the children’s classic Charlotte’s Web, the maze will host “aMazeing Races” between teams of local vendors or individual teams every weekend from now until Oct. 25.

The corn maze’s outline is in the shape of Wilber the pig from Charlotte’s Web and free copies of the book will be given to children who attend. And — naturally — anyone named Charlotte gets in for free.

I love this stuff. Seriously. Who doesn’t get excited about a romp through a corn field? Or building a scarecrow or dressing your pet like Wilbur the pig? I dare you to find a place that’s doing this in the city.

The weekend event also includes local vendors and a pumpkin patch for younger children and is hosted by Shared Opportunity Service Inc., a non-profit family support center. A grand opening dinner will be on Friday.

Individual ticket prices are $4 to $10. Family and group rates are available.

See you at the corn field…