Paying tribute


Blair’s Fall Harvest maze remembers founder

By Angela Shepherd - [email protected]



The airplane-shaped corn maze at Blair’s Fall Harvest this year is a tribute to Bob Blair.


For more than a decade, families have come to Blair’s Fall Harvest and Corn Maze for a bit of autumn fun and in this 12th season the maze is a tribute to Blair family patriarch Bob Blair who passed away last November.

His son, Wes, said there was never a question that the family would continue doing the yearly event. And his mother, Paula; wife, Beth; and their children are helping keep it going.

This year’s corn maze is a tribute to Bob Blair, Wes said. The maze is in the shape of an airplane with a banner flying behind the plane that reads, “Fly High.” In one corner of the six-acre cornfield is Bob Blair’s birthdate and the date of his passing.

“Dad, he loved planes. He loved to fly,” Wes Blair said. He said his father flew every chance he got and had even considered getting his own pilot’s license.

Wes Blair said his dad got to go up last year and get a bird’s eye view of the maze from the air just a short time before he fell ill.

In keeping with the family-oriented tradition of the Blair’s Fall Harvest and Corn Maze, things will be as they have been in previous years, Wes Blair said. Kids can enjoy a corn slide, a barrel train, a straw maze, and a petting zoo, all free of charge. The only cost is for the corn maze, which is $5 for those 13 and older and $3 for kids younger than 13. Also, pumpkins, mums and gourds, as well as other fall-related items, will be available for purchase.

Blair’s Fall Harvest and Corn Maze opens Sept. 13 and runs through Oct. 31. It is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Call 937-927-5257 for more information. The maze is located at 2650 U.S. Route 62, about 10 miles south of Hillsboro. Find them on Facebook by searching “Blair’s Fall Harvest.”

Reach Angela Shepherd at 937-393-3456, ext. 1681, or on Twitter @wordyshepherd.

The airplane-shaped corn maze at Blair’s Fall Harvest this year is a tribute to Bob Blair.
http://timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Blairs2015.jpgThe airplane-shaped corn maze at Blair’s Fall Harvest this year is a tribute to Bob Blair.
Blair’s Fall Harvest maze remembers founder

By Angela Shepherd

[email protected]

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