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A squinting Minion can be seen in this year's Cornbelly's Corn Maze at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, photographed on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. GRANT HINDSLEY, Daily Herald

Remnants of Kevin, Stuart and Bob from Cornbelly’s Minions Maze are being scattered far and wide.

As with all corn mazes, the stalks that confound and confuse would-be maze runners wither and brown, and they must be taken down. Many local corn mazes harvest the corn, and reuse the stalks throughout fall.

At Cornbelly’s, some of it stays at Thanksgiving Point, and some of it travels further.

As soon as Cornbelly’s closed last week, workers set about harvesting the corn from the maze. It’s used as feed locally, and a significant portion of the corn is hauled to a cattle ranch in Lehi, according to Tony Latimer, head horticulturalist at Thanksgiving Point.

An elect group of stalks -- about 2 percent of the field, according to Latimer -- will enjoy a second lease on life as decorations adorning Thanksgiving Point’s Show Barn for the upcoming holiday event, Eat Like a Pilgrim. The event is a re-enactment of the original 1621 Thanksgiving feast shared by the Native Americans and the first pilgrims, complete with actors portraying the original settlers.

The dinner provided is also authentic to the harvest dinners pilgrims of that era enjoyed, including: cheate bread with butter, turkey, roast pork, stewed pumpkins, parched corn pudding, hard tack, mixed greens salad, mixed berry cobbler and apple cider.

Unfortunately for the Minions, no bananas will be available at the event, but for others interested in eating like a pilgrim, visit

Eat Like a Pilgrim will be at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 20, 21 and 23 in the Show Barn at Thanksgiving Point. Advance tickets are $28 for adults and $22 for children.

Karissa Neely reports on Business & Community events, and can be reached at (801) 344-2537 or Follow her on Twitter: @DHKarissaNeely