Nancy and Jerry Reding have had some pretty notable figures etched into their corn field over the past decade. "The Maize" in Chickasha has seen the likes of the Oklahoma City Thunder’s mascot, Rumble the Bison, the full crew from “The Wizard of Oz” and even the Fab Four lineup of the Beatles.
But, in our totally biased opinion, nothing compares to this year’s design as the Redings take the OSU rivalry from the football field to the corn field with an OU vs. OSU maze depicting the Sooner Schooner and Pistol Pete.
Every year the couple picks a theme they think will appeal to the masses, and kicking off their corn maze in the throes of college football season with the University of Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State University design, we totally think they peaked in 2015.
Of course the first thing we asked these maze masterminds was who they’re rooting for this year. OU, right?
“That’s who I used to watch,” Nancy said. “We don’t watch sports now, though, because he’s a farmer. He doesn’t have time! When I was married before, OU was our team, I will say that. I just hope OSU doesn’t ask me that.”
(Uh, we hope they do?)
Some years, the maze could total 10 miles if you chose to walk the whole thing (most people don’t). If you walked every inch of this year’s, you’d be walking six or seven miles. The Redings say people typically spend over an hour in the maze and take a map in to help guide them.