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50th Anniversary of "It's a Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" honored at Marana Pumpkin Patch

Marana Pumpkin Patch has Charlie Brown corn maze
Posted at 5:40 PM, Oct 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-19 23:12:25-04

In honor of the 50th Anniversary special of "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," there are 90 Charlie Brown corn mazes all over the country.

 Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival was one of the few selected to host a unique maze.  

"I was really excited to be able to bring into the pumpkin patch this year, such an iconic characters as the peanuts characters," said Jon Post, owner of Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival. "Once we got that opportunity we jumped all over it and are having fun with it." 

Post says his festival was picked because it has nearly 70,000 visitors every fall season. 

The team prepares all year for the festival, but began working on the corn maze in July.

"We plant a GPS and then we lay that on a grid, grid the whole entire field and once we have the mock up done of the maze, we paint it out and then we just remove the corn from within the pathways," he said.

The festival is open Monday through Thursday from 3-7 p.m. and Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m..

The 50th Anniversary special "It's a Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" airs Wednesday at 9 p.m. on ABC.