“We had as many people opening weekend as we did in three days last year,” stated Matt Wilhelm, the financial officer for the Agronomy Society.
According to organizers, attendance was not the only thing better than last year. The event doubled in size and includes not only the five-acre corn maze, but also a pumpkin patch where visitors may pick their own pumpkin off the vine, a cotton field, farm equipment displays, and many game booths.
They hope the weather will be better too. Many of the weekends rained out last year, and the maze was unable to open.
As long as Mother Nature cooperates, the maze will be open for three more weekends, and Halloween night. The hours for home football weekends are Friday 5p.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. When the Ags are away, (the weekend of November 4), the maze hours are Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
October 31st the maze will be open from 5 to 9 with a special haunted Halloween Maze. It may be scary for small children, so parents are urged to use their own judgement.
“We are not sure how scary it will be,” stated Payne Whatley, Agronomy Society Reporter.
Organizers stated that all ages are welcome, but recommend parents bring children ages 10 and younger before 7:00 p.m. The frights will be more suited to older children from 7 to 9 p.m.
There will be lights illuminating parts of the maze, and visitors are welcome to bring flashlights.
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