"You can take the boy out of the farm, but you can't take the farm out of the boy."

 

Our Story

And so the story begins. When Brett Herbst launched his first corn maze in 1996, he drew most of his knowledge and motivation from his roots. A Salmon, Idaho native who grew up on his family's ranch, and a 1995 Brigham Young University agribusiness graduate who spent two years working for the worldwide Farm Management Company, Herbst was born and bred with a knowledge and passion for agriculture.

The idea of a maze sparked by a similar venture he had read about in a farming magazine, Brett's original labyrinth in American Fork, Utah was the largest corn maze created in the western United States. It didn't take long for news of this "corny" attraction to spread and after drawing 18,000 people in only three weeks, The MAiZE was born. Almost immediately, people around the world started contacting Herbst seeking advice and help.

Now having designed nearly 3,000 mazes since 1996, Herbst is widely recognized as one of the world's leading corn maze designers. Building on this reputation, The MAiZE is the largest maze consulting company in the world, working with more than 260 current locations . Since its founding, the venture has captured media attention around the world, including: Paul Harvey News, CNN, USA Today, Time, National Geographic, Family Circle, and The Today Show.

Along with Herbst, the company now has 6 year-round, full-time employees. In addition, Herbst's family and team manage the operation of their flagship maze in Utah: Cornbelly's Corn Maze & Pumpkin Fest at Thanksgiving Point.

A Bit About Brett...

 

Age:    47

Family: wife Nicole, children Cody, Ashlyn, Gracie, J.D., Wyatt, Kate & Wade.

Education: Bachelor's in Agribusiness from Brigham Young University

Background: Raised on farm in Salmon, ID

Current Hometown: Lakeshore, UT

Accomplishments: Founder of world's largest corn maze consulting company and a one-time holder of Guinness record for largest corn maze    

The MAiZE Craze...

Maze Craze

 

1996     MAiZE was founded by Herbst in American Fork, Utah

1997     Three mazes in Utah and Idaho

1998     15 mazes across the United States

1999     25 mazes in the U.S. and one Canadian province

2000     60 mazes in 29 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces

2001     105 mazes in 36 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces

2002     130+ mazes in the U.S., Canada and Europe

2003     140+ mazes in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe

2004     150+ mazes in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe

2005     165+ mazes in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe

2006     180+ mazes in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Portugal, Italy and the UK

2007     190+ mazes in the U.S., Canada, Italy, Poland and the UK

2008     200+ mazes in the U.S., Canada, Italy, Poland and the UK

2009     220+ mazes in the U.S., Canada, Italy, Poland and the UK

2010     225+ mazes in the U.S., Canada, Poland and the UK

2011     250+ mazes in the U.S., Canada, Poland and the UK

2012     255+ mazes in the U.S., Canada, Poland and the UK

2013     260+ mazes in the U.S., Canada, Poland and the UK

2014     265+ mazes in the U.S., Canada, Poland and the UK

2015     265+ mazes in the U.S., Canada, Poland and the UK

2016     280+ mazes in the U.S., Canada, Poland and the UK

2017     290+ mazes in the U.S., Canada, Poland and the UK

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© 2019 The MAiZE Inc.

After introducing the "maze craze" to Utah and the western United States in 1996, The MAiZE Inc. has grown into the world's largest cornfield maze consulting/design company. Now, 20 years and nearly 3,000 corn mazes later, we've seen millions of people get lost in the mazes we've designed for farmers around the world. Whether you're looking to visit a maze or need help in creating one of your own, we hope you'll explore our site to learn more about our services and 280+ current maze locations ... where getting lost is all about finding fun!

The MAiZE

PO Box 367

Spanish Fork, UT 84660

 

888-798-0596

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