A new and larger corn maze has been created this year by the College of Southern Idaho Horticulture Program. It will be open from 5 to 10 p.m. every evening in October.
The new 12-acre field, located behind CSI’s new Health Sciences and Human Services building on North College Road, is more than twice the size of the field at the corner of North College and Washington that has served as CSI’s corn maze for the last several years. The total distance of paths through the field is now nearly two miles. Customers are strongly encouraged to bring flashlights for nighttime visits.
Four CSI clubs will work at the maze this year. In addition to the Horticulture Club will be Latinos Unidos, Judo, and Equine clubs. Cadets from CSI’s Law Enforcement program will provide security. The students will sell tickets and food, including hot dogs, hamburgers, nachos, hot chocolate, cider, soft drinks, and candy. The menu will vary somewhat depending on which club staffs the maze. A warming fire will also be available at the maze entrance.
Tickets are $2 for adults and $1 for students. On Monday evenings, family tickets will be sold for $5. School and other daytime groups can make reservations to go through the maze by calling Kiesig’s office at 732-6431 for a minimum of $50. All proceeds will go to CSI student club activities and expenses.
Customers are encouraged to park in the Health Science building parking lot. An overflow area will be available in the graveled area just east of that lot. Maze visitors on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturday nights will be provided $1 off coupons to see ‘Anthems of Ghoulish Delight’ or other shows at the Faulkner Planetarium during the month of October.