2023 Corn Maze

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This year, we based the corn maze theme on the 250th anniversary of the founding of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. The border is the outline shape of Westmoreland County. The second shape is the extended “w” with the sunbeams rising from it. The maze design included 2 shapes and a combination of 22 letters and numbers. As you walked through the maze, there were 20 trivia questions and 9 pictures of “creatures hidden throughout.” The trivia and the pictures of creatures were all related to the theme of the maze. The trivia included facts on the county and the creatures are all commonly found in the county. Check out the aerial photo as well as the graph paper design that the maze was created from. We look forward to welcoming you to the corn maze in 2024!

2023 Sketch

2023 Corn Maze Trivia

  1. What is the oldest amusement park in Pennsylvania?
    • Idlewild. It was established in 1878 making it the 3rd oldest in the US and 12th oldest in the world.
  2. About how many passengers annually pass through Arnold Palmer Regional Airport? 300,000 or 600,000 or 1.2 million?
    • 300,000
  3. At which college do the Steelers have their training camp?
    • Saint Vincent’s College in Latrobe, PA
  4. In what year was the “new” Greensburg Courthouse dedicated?
    • January 31, 1908
  5. What was the last British fort built along the Forbes Road from Carlisle to prepare for the attack and seizure of the French Fort Duquesne?
    • Fort Ligonier
  6. In what year was the first annual Gearhard Farms Corn Maze?
    • 2000. This year is our 24th annual corn maze.
  7. What was the name of the first court of Westmoreland County?
    • Hanna’s Tavern in Hannastown
  8. What well-known dessert was created in Latrobe, PA?
    • Banana Split, created in 1904
  9. What year was the current county flag adopted as the official flag for Westmoreland? 1776, 1812, 1973?
    • 1973
  10. Within 10,000, what is the reported population of Westmoreland County? 250,000 or 350,000 or 373,246?
    • 350,000
  11. In what year was the Battle of Fort Ligonier fought?
    • 1758. On October 12, 1758, the defense of the fort led to the subsequent seizure of Fort Duquesne (renamed Fort Pitt) and growth of the city of Pittsburgh
  12. In what year did Arnold Palmer win his first professional golf tournament? 1952, 1955, 1958?
    • 1955 Canadian Open; “When he hits the ball, the earth shakes."
  13. Which Pennsylvania County are you standing in? Allegheny, Indiana, or Westmoreland?
    • Westmoreland
  14. Which entity is older? Westmoreland County or Gearhard Farms as a family farm?
    • Gearhard Farms (1769). Westmoreland County (1773)
  15. What city is the capital for Westmoreland County?
    • Greensburg
  16. What animal is featured on the Westmoreland County Flag?
    • A rattle snake poised to strike at the British Union Jack. The snake’s 13 coils represent the 13 colonies.
  17. What percentage of the county is comprised of forest and farm lands? 25%, 40%, 80%?
    • 80%
  18. Mr. Fred Rogers is a native of which Western PA town?
    • Latrobe, PA
  19. What year was Westmoreland County founded?
    • February 26, 1773
  20. In what year was the Battle of Bushy Run fought?
    • 1763. On August 5-6, 1763; British forces defeated an attack by Chief Pontiac and protected the approach to Fort Pitt.

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