The circus is in town at Thanksgiving Point, as the three-ring theme of the Lehi park’s annual corn maze.
Cornbelly’s, the company that runs Thanksgiving Point’s corn maze and accompanying pumpkin festival, has unveiled the design of this year’s maze. It features an animal ringmaster, an elephant, a big top, a gummy bear and the title “The Greatest Cornman.”
The title is a nod to the 2017 movie “The Greatest Showman,” the musical biography of P.T. Barnum starring Hugh Jackman. (On an unrelated note, Jackman was in Salt Lake City last weekend, appearing at the doTERRA convention, and giving a rousing Twitter endorsement to a local restaurant, Valter’s Osteria.)
Cornbelly’s is also planning “Greatest Showman”-related character appearances, a circus thrill show, and a fireworks show tied to the Oscar-winning song “This Is Me.”
Along with the maze, Cornbelly’s is organizing the “Insanity Point” haunted attractions, a pumpkin courtyard and more than 50 fall attractions. New to this year’s line-up are the Neverless Nocks stunt show, a Halloween light show, Princess Playland castle and an Upside Down barn.
The maze and attractions open to the public Friday through Nov. 3. Hours are 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, and common school break days (Oct. 18-22). The maze is closed Sundays, and Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.
For a schedule and tickets, go to www.cornbellys.com.