Community: Corn Maze Design Celebrates Jayco’s Anniversary

This article is from our older website archives. Some content may not be formatted or attributed properly. Please Contact Us if you feel it needs to be corrected. Thank you.

Shipshewana Corn Maze opens this week for the 2018 season and will be open every Friday and Saturday through the first weekend in November for family fun.

The design of this year’s maze celebrates the 50th anniversary of local RV manufacturer Jayco. In 1968, Lloyd and Bertha Bontrager founded Jayco on their family farm, right here in northern Indiana. Today, the manufacturer employs thousands of local workers and is excited to share its golden anniversary with the visitors of the Shipshewana Corn Maze.

Jayco’s 50th anniversary logo is featured in the maze, along with a fifth wheel RV. Trivia about the RV industry, which has played an important role in our community’s economic success, is posted throughout the maze. Maze explorers can also use their smartphone to record their time from the maze start to exit.

Jayco’s logo was designed to represent Lloyd’s vision to be free as a bird and fly away without any cares, and has become synonymous with quality, integrity and “Generations of Family Fun.”

“We at Jayco are pleased and honored for the opportunity to participate in this year’s Shipshewana Corn Maze,” said Wilbur Bontrager, Jayco chairman. “This joyful and visually compelling tribute is very fitting to our 50th anniversary, our employees, their families, the Shipshewana community and all visitors.”

Aside from the corn maze, there is also a host of other family-friendly activities included with the admission. A pumpkin patch, petting zoo, human hamster track, corn hole, miniature golf, human foosball, and public fire pits are just a few of the additional activities. In addition, there are also hayrides, a barrel train, pumpkin slingshot, and a corn can gun for a minimal extra charge.

The Shipshewana Corn Maze is located at 555 N Morton St. in Shipshewana, Ind., and will officially open Aug. 31. The maze will be open every Friday and Saturday through Nov. 3, with the addition of Labor Day on September 3.

For more information visit


Related Articles

Back to top button