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Things to do Planner: Corn mazes, USF Homecoming with 2 Chainz, Tailgate Taste

USF HOMECOMING: 2 Chainz, comedy show and more

The blockbuster rapper 2 Chainz (No Lie, Feds Watching, Mercy, Birthday Song), top right, has been tapped to headline the University of South Florida's Homecoming concert next week at the Sun Dome, capping a week filled with festivities. One of the other highlights is the annual Stampede Comedy Show, which this year features headliner Brent Morin, (Undateable), bottom right, Ted Alexandro and USF alumna Jessica Michelle Singleton. This show is free for all, and it takes place at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Sun Dome. Other Homecoming week highlights include a kickoff event on Monday, a Homecoming Ball on Wednesday, an outdoor carnival and student talent showcase on Oct. 7, and the annual "Running of the Bulls" parade at 6:45 p.m. Oct. 7. It all leads up to the USF-East Carolina game at Raymond James Stadium on Oct. 8. The big 2 Chainz show is Oct. 6 at the Sun Dome. He'll be joined by up-and-coming Chicago rapper Dreezy, who scored a hit this year with Body. The concert will be free to USF students who register in advance, $10 for a guest. Tickets will go on sale Friday to the general public for $25 and up. Get tickets and the week's lineup at usf.edu/student-affairs/homecoming.

MAIZED AND CONFUSED: Corn mazes crop up

Ignore that thermometer. It's officially fall and we have three corn mazes cropping up. Two open this weekend: the Harvest Moon Corn Maze and the Sweetfields Farm Fall Corn Maze, both running weekends through Nov. 6 in Masaryktown, about 15 miles south of Brooksville. Both farms are opening their mazes 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. And coming up, the Fox Squirrel Corn Maze runs weekends Oct. 15-23 in Plant City; see futchentertainment.com.

Harvest Moon is building a Peanuts maze this year with a Great Pumpkin theme. You can play interactive bingo for a chance to win a trip for four people to Knotts Berry Farm in California, where the Peanuts characters are the theme park's mascots. The 5-acre corn maze features more than 3 miles of twists and turns along with a petting farm, pony rides, games and a pumpkin patch. And new this year is a gem mine for kids to pan for gold at Harvest Moon Farm, 15990 Stur St., Masaryktown. Toll-free 1-800-373-4811. $11.95, 2 and younger free.

Down the road, Sweetfields will have 5 acres of maze fun, hay rides, a hay play area, duck race, spider web maze, tree house, story teller, free craft of the season and petting zoo. Cash only: $9.50 ages 12 and older; $5 ages 3-11; free ages 2 and younger at Sweetfields Farm, 17250 Benes Roush Road, Masaryktown. (352) 279-0977.

STADIUM FOOD: Tailgate Taste in the park

Back for its third year, Tailgate Taste returns to Curtis Hixon Park on Saturday. While college football games are playing on large screens throughout the park, restaurants from around Tampa Bay will be competing for bragging rights for the best tailgate foods. Categories include sliders, chicken, barbecue and small plates. It's free admission; $15 for a five-sample wristband, $25 for 10 samples; $75 VIP. There will also be live music, and if you are feeling competitive, Tampa Bay Club Sport is hosting a 16-team cornhole tournament. It runs 3-10:30 p.m. Saturday at Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. tailgatetastefest.com.

Things to do Planner: Corn mazes, USF Homecoming with 2 Chainz, Tailgate Taste 09/28/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 11:01am]
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