Thurmont, Maryland: Giant Ear of Corn Silo

The decoration of a farm silo is inspiration for tomorrow's food imagineers -- big corn. If we keep getting taller we'll be hungry.

Crumland Farms

7612 Willow Rd, Thurmont, MD
US Hwy 15 to Willow Rd, between mileposts 17 and 18. Turn west onto Willow Rd, then turn right into Crumland Farms. The silo will be a quarter-mile straight ahead.
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Corn silo.

Giant Ear of Corn Silo

Our GPS wouldn't find the address under the town Thurmont, but a quick search led me to the address for the farm this silo sits on: 7612 Willow Road, Frederick, Maryland. I used this address and it brought us up close to this oddity!

[Jillian, 06/20/2013]

Corn silo.

Corn-Painted Silo

I saw the original posting on and decided to find this myself. Being me, I drove past it. Making a U-turn on the highway at a break in the median, I found the access road further south on Rte. 15 and could get up close to it.

They were advertising a July 4th Fireworks Party. Some friends saw my photos and insinuated the silo resembles a male body part. Jerks.

I'm not really sure of the town - Catoctin or Thurmont; it's on the road between Frederick and Thurmont.

[Lucy, 07/20/2009]

Corn silo.

Corn-Painted Silo

We were driving up to the Catoctin Mountain Park in Thurmont, MD from Frederick on RT. 15, as we noticed a towering silo appearing as an ear of corn! It is situated within a farm about half a mile away from the road on the left side for those heading up to Thurmont, MD. We didn't see a road from RT 15 that would permit us to get a closer look though.

[Nat Balsley, 01/21/2008]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Roads and Rails MuseumRoads and Rails Museum, Frederick, MD - 4 mi.
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National Museum of Civil War MedicineNational Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick, MD - 4 mi.
In the region:
Town Named Boring, Boring, MD - 31 mi.

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