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Local farm is hoping corn maze will provide socially-distance fun during fall

Posted at 6:15 PM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 18:15:45-04

(WXYZ) — Labor Day weekend is about to kick off and what comes next are Fall festivities, although it will look different this year.

Farms in our area are hoping families will visit their pumpkin patches and corn mazes soon.

Maybury Farm in Northville is offering a fun experience in a safe way.

Executive Director Diana Wallace said, “People are really looking for something to do.”

They are getting ready to debut this year’s corn maze.

The nonprofit farm depends on funds from events but with the pandemic all that came to a halt.

“We didn’t have a lot of activities this year," she said.

They’ve lost at least $100,000 because of the shutdown.

Wallace is hoping to make up some of the funds with this amazing corn maze.

With guidance from the state, folks visiting corn mazes and u-picks still have to practice social distancing and wear masks.

Maybury Farm can host 100 visitors at the farm and another 100 at the corn maze at the same time.

There will also be hand sanitizing stations outside of the maze.

“It is a ‘mask-up’ - they are by reservations. There are only 25 reservations per half hour.”

This year’s theme is “Thank You Farmers.”

“Our farmers have gone through a lot,” she said.

But Wallace is trying to stay positive, hoping to sell out tickets to help keep the farm going.

The money helps pay for the food and care of the animals.

The corn maze sits on 10 acres. Nine acres make up the main maze and one acre is dedicated to a mini-maze.

They kick off on Sept. 11 and continue until Oct. 25.

For more information, go to: https://www.mayburyfarm.org/

To buy tickets, go to: https://www.mayburyfarm.org/book-online