Massachusetts Farm Honors Great Pumpkin 50th Anniversary with Charlie Brown Maze
Connors Farm in Danvers is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown television special with a massive Peanuts-themed maze.
The Massachusetts farm is one of more than 90 locations across North America that’s honoring the Halloween classic this month. Sauchuk’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Plympton and the West End Creamery in Whitinsville are also honoring the Charlie Brown special with mazes designed by MAiZE Inc.
Jill Schulz, daughter of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz, recently told Boston magazine that she thinks the intricate creations are fantastic tributes to her father’s work.
“I think it’s really an amazing thing,” she says. “Any time something is done to keep the legacy of our dad alive, it’s really special.”
Jill believes that Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the gang continue to be beloved characters because Peanuts touches on “timeless” themes that people from any generation can relate to and enjoy. She admits that she loves it when fans tell her that they watch the specials every year and want to pass them on to their children and grandchildren.
“It’s a rewarding feeling,” Jill says. “Throughout the years there have been so many more projects made, but I remember how much those first [few specials] meant to my dad.”
Check out more photos from the Charlie Brown maze below.
For more information about the Charlie Brown mazes in Massachusetts and across North America, visit peanuts.com/greatpumpkincornmaze.