MACOMB, IL — This year’s annual visit to the corn maze at Western Illinois University’s Horn Field Campus will be administered in a new way to follow the University’s event protocol. The maze will be open Saturdays and Sundays in October, beginning Oct. 10.

Reservations will be required to attend the activity this fall. Planning and preparation take on a whole new scenario as we want to do our best to maintain the safety of our participants. The event is limited to 50 attendees at one time, so reservations will be taken in one hour blocks on Saturdays and Sundays in October.

Social distancing and masks will be required. The entry fee is $5 per person, for all ages, and exact change is appreciated. Checks, made payable to Horn Field Campus, will also be accepted.

Contract tracing information will also be recorded by all participants on site before entry into the maze. Youth ages 15 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

It would be easy to cancel this year’s maze activity, but with enough vigilance and participant cooperation, we can still offer an outdoor, family-friendly, fall event for the community. Make a reservation, visit the corn maze, and take in the beauty of the season.

To reserve a time to visit the maze, visit bit.ly/3cOv5BF.

Facebook allows us to offer real-time updates in terms of weather cancellations and announcements. Follow us at Horn Field Campus.

Horn Field Campus is located at 985 China Road, Macomb. For more information or questions, please contact the office at hf-campus@wiu.edu or at (309) 298-4676.

Please notify the staff in advance if accommodations are needed.

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