News from the Emergency Blogcast System!

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We interrupt your regularly scheduled blogging to bring you this SPECIAL REPORT: ZOMBIES have been sighted in fields just west of McCoard’s Garden Center, Provo, Utah. State and local authorities advise all residents to converge on McCoard’s Garden Center from September 28th through October 31st to rid our community of the zombie menace.

Earlier this spring the lead researcher and horticulturalist at McCoard’s Garden Center began experiments to cross-breed and genetically enhance corn by introducing a specially developed virus. The resulting hybrid would continuously grow, even if deprived of sun and water, and yield crops year round in all climates. The solution to world hunger was finally in the grasp of humanity…then, everything went horribly wrong! While moving the viral repository, three drums of live virus were spilled. The resulting viral cloud quickly engulfed research greenhouses annihilating research team members. As the cloud dissipated moving south over the nursery all McCoard employees were infected. Employees were not as fortunate as research team members; they did not die, but became part of the living dead….ZOMBIES!

Zombies now roam the fields west of Provo feeding on human flesh. Provo City and McCoard’s Garden Center urgently request your assistance to free Provo of zombies before they spread the virus beyond the limits of this community. To assist the community with this goal, McCoard’s has developed an anti-viral solution that when fired through a paintball delivery system at the zombies, will give them final rest. Our Zombie Patrol trailers allow you to shoot LIVE zombies WITHOUT the return of live fire. The Patrol is completely safe and suitable for families and all age groups.

McCoard’s Mystery Corn Maze

While assisting McCoard’s with the zombie threat, why not treat your family and friends to the Provo Corn Maze. For five seasons running, the Provo Corn Maze has quickly become famous across the state. The Maze is actually three different mazes of varying difficulty levels and lengths. The Kiddie maze is .3 miles, the Adventurous maze is 1.4 miles and the Insane maze is 3.8 miles. The Provo Corn Maze Admission allows you access to all three mazes. The Maze has been designed to be an interactive activity (you get to solve the mystery of the maze) that makes your maze adventure more than just a haphazard stroll.

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Fall Activities

In addition to the Zombie Patrol and the Provo Corn Maze adventure, McCoard’s invites you to participate in many more family and group friendly activities. The following activities are free with the purchase of a Provo Corn Maze pass:

  • The Pumpkin Patch Hayride
  • The Corny Box
  • The Halloween Hippity Hop Races
  • Duck Races
  • Corn Cannon Target Practice
  • Steer Roping
  • Tractor Barrel Ride
  • Photo Ops
  • Kiddie Daytime Paintball Target Practice (Additional fees apply)

To keep the teams fed and fit for the Zombie Patrol and Maze adventure, stop by our concessions for a cold soda and a hot dog or burger. Flashlights, glow sticks and snacks are also available for purchase.

U Pick Pumpkin Patch

We have over five different kinds of pumpkins available. Cost varies depending on size.

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Enter to Win Two Free Passes to the Provo Corn Maze!

This calls for a giveaway! Enter to win two free passes to the Provo Corn Maze by answering this simple question: What is the total length of all the McCoard Corn Mazes combined? Leave a comment and I’ll randomly select and announce the winners on September 28th, opening day.

Directions & More Info

McCoard’s Mystery Maze & Zombie Paintball Patrol is located at 384 South 3110 West Provo. Visit their website, for pricing, hours, discounted tickets, student scholarships, and more event information. For questions, you can call 801-373-1262 or email

We now return you to your regularly scheduled blogging.

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