Maize Days Celebration

Celebrating Murphy’s history as a farming community, the annual Murphy Maize Days event will be held from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., September 29, at the Murphy Municipal Complex. The free event celebrates the historical contributions made to the community and surrounding area through the raising of feed corn and cotton. Maize Days will conclude with fireworks at 8:15 p.m. Admission and parking is free, with shuttle buses running from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Maize Days spans more than 30 acres of the city municipal complex, with activities that include live music, a 5K/Fun Run, a corn-spitting contest, car show, laser light show, karaoke contest, scarecrow decorating contest and a massive, 170,000-square-foot Kidz Zone, with family-friendly activities. Vendors will sell handmade crafts, art and food and beverages.

The Murphy’s A-Maize-ing Fun Run/5K begins with the one-mile Fun Run at 8 a.m., followed by the 5K at 8:30 a.m. The runs will conclude at 9:30 a.m. with a 5K awards ceremony, refreshments and the official launch of Murphy Maize Days at 10 a.m.

Location: 206 N. Murphy Rd., Murphy. For more information, call 972-468-4018 or visit

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