Maize Days kick off Saturday

by | Sep 23, 2022 | Latest

Family friendly, “amaizing” fun is planned this weekend at the 13th annual Maize Days.

Starting at noon at Murphy’s Central Park Saturday, Sept. 24, area residents will have plenty of opportunities to have fun.

Parents with kids will stay busy at the many activities offered. The Murphy Chamber of Commerce ‘Punkin’ Chunkin’’ scholarship foundation fundraising event is happening by the pond until 5 p.m. Also planned are a petting zoo, hay maze, Touch-A-Truck area, Maize Midway on the Central Park fields until 7 p.m. and a Maize Days Scavenger Hunt that will have interactive stops, or missions, throughout the entire event.

Adults will enjoy a car show by Mustang Sally Productions in the PSA parking lot from noon to 4 p.m., and the Maize Market will have 83 vendors with crafts and other items to purchase. Ashley Hudson, Maize Days Coordinator, said they will also offer Maize Market Bingo as a way “to give businesses more exposure.”

If you like music, the entertainment starts at 2:30 p.m. when the Chase Oaks Church band takes the stage. If you come later, “Blaze of Glory,” a Bon Jovi cover band featured in national and international venues takes the stage from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., followed by “Celebrating Queen,” a “Queen” tribute band that will be rocking onstage until 9:30 p.m.

Once the music ends, the grand finale fireworks show will light up the sky. Bring chairs or blankets, along with bug spray, so you’ll be comfortable.

Parking and admission are free to the event. Most of the parking is available at Tom Kimbrough Stadium where shuttle buses will run throughout the day. Handicap parking will be provided at the PSA building. For more information, access maizedays.com

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