Kzoo Co. field transformed into Luke Bryan tribute

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek

RICHLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A Kalamazoo County farm is celebrating country singer Luke Bryan’s upcoming visit with a tribute cut from corn.

Gull Meadow Farms in Richland Township revealed its corn maze on Facebook this week, which depicts Bryan playing his guitar.

“We are very excited that Luke Bryan would choose to come to support the Richland Community by bringing the Farm Tour to our small town,” the post states.

Gull Meadow Farms manager Justin Wendzel told News 8 a son of the farm’s owner and another man used a blown-up photo, bamboo sticks and spray paint to mark the pattern for the maze when the corn was just a couple inches tall. It took them two days to cut down the marked corn using a rototiller, and they worked throughout the season to keep the paths clean.

Bryan announced plans to perform at nearby Stafford Farms in May. The Sept. 27 concert is sold out, according to the tour website.

“It’s a win for the entire community,” Wendzel said. “Having that notoriety come here to this small town is just a boost for all the businesses in the area.”

Luke Bryan corn maze Gull Meadow Farms Richland Township
A courtesy photo gives a of the Luke Bryan-themed corn maze at Gull Meadow Farms in Richland Township. (Gull Meadow Farms)

This is Bryan’s 11th Farm Tour, in which the country singer’s entourage sets up full-production concerts in the harvesting fields of small towns.

“I just hope that they get to feel the small town family that Richland is,” Wendzel said. “I mean, really, it’s really a close-knit community. “

Wendzel said the Bryan-themed corm maze opens to the public on Sept. 7. The farm plans to reveal two additions to the corn maze in the coming days.

—News 8’s Jacqueline Francis contributed to this report.

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