The Portland Pumpkin Patch is back & another reminder that fall is almost here & Halloween is right around the corner. It's also another great item to add to your Portland Labor Day weekend plans. Today is the grand opening of the “Heart in Oregon” maze/Maize patterned off the famous shirts designed by Chris Bucci.
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From press release:
Grand Opening of the "Heart in Oregon" MAiZE, Sept 4th, 2010
Portland's original cornfield maze ventures into its twelfth season at The Pumpkin Patch on beautiful Sauvie Island in Portland, Oregon. This year the Portland MAiZE has teamed up with "Heart in Oregon" to create a giant puzzle in the towering corn field.
Since 1999, thousands of people from all over Oregon have attended this popular fall event making it a fun-filled family tradition. According to Craig Easterly, founder of the Portland MAiZE, this year's Heart in Oregon MAiZE will be offering the usual exciting physical and mental challenges of previous versions, with the added bonus of following your heart to the actual "heart" within The MAiZE.
"I like to create designs that resonate with Portlanders and our friends in the greater Portland area. So, when Chris Bucci approached me about bringing his Heart in Oregon sticker design into the field, I thought that it was the perfect expression of not only how I feel about my home state, but I think all Oregonians do" explains Easterly. "The Pumpkin Patch and Sauvie Island are two of the state's many outdoor adventure gems."
The MAiZE staff knows folks have more fun without a map of the maze, but will happily provide a "passport" that holds trivia, which, if answered correctly, will guide maze-goers correctly through the mile or so of twists, turns, and dead ends. Special for this year's MAiZE, a Heart in Oregon passport will test visitors' knowledge about Oregon.
Saturday, September 11th, the MAiZE will offer free admission to all Veterans and public service personnel with valid I.D. as a way to say thanks for all their hard work and sacrifice.
Easterly encourages everyone to come out early this year while the sun is shining to enjoy the sunny days and pleasant evenings in September.
The MAiZE is open from September 4th, 2010 through October 31st, 2010. Hours are Sunday through Thursday, 10am to 6pm, and Friday and Saturday, 10am until 10pm. Additional nighttime hours will be available for large groups by reservation. Cost of admission is $5 for ages 6-12 and seniors 60+, $7 for ages 13 and up, and FREE for ages 5 and under. Discounts are offered for groups of 25 or more with advanced reservations.