By Buster Williams
The Washington Capitals won their first Stanley Cup title on June 7, 2018. Since that time, people all across the D.C. region have found ways to honor the champs. A local farm may have just won the prize for most unique Stanley Cup celebration.
Bowles Farms (Clements, MD) has created an astounding “Rock the Red” corn maze, complete with the U.S. Capitol, hockey sticks, a puck, large “Rock the Red” lettering, and the #ALLCAPS hashtag. There will even be a “Rock the Red” themed weekend, where patrons can receive a reduced admission price for wearing Washington Capitals gear.
Sports-Themed Corn Mazes
Bowles Farms is owned and operated by Tina and Tommy Bowles, who are natives of Southern Maryland. They created the corn maze in 2001, and it has become a fall tradition for many locals. This is not the first time the Bowles family has used a sports theme to create the corn maze. Past themes include the Maryland Terrapins (2003), Cal Ripken’s Hall of Fame induction (2007), and the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (2011).
The maze will be open to the public on weekends from September 29 through October 28. For more information, check out their website. Here’s to hoping the Caps apply pressure for a #BackToBack corn maze in 2019.
*Bonus fact: This was the location of my wedding! (The event barn, not the cornfield).