Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC) invites the Lake Region to come on out to the CCCC Land Grant Extension Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch.

Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC) invites the Lake Region to come on out to the CCCC Land Grant Extension Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch.

The events will run Saturdays and Sundays from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Sept. 26 to Oct. 25, weather permitting (check the CCCC Facebook page for closure updates). There is a fee charged for entry, with ticket prices for adults and children 3-18, and children under 3-years old admitted free of charge.

Maze entry includes a free pick-your-own pumpkin, while supplies last. Food truck vendors will be selling their wares and there will be photo opportunities for the kids.

The maze is located behind the CCCC Head Start — to navigate, search for “CCCC Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch” on Google Maps or just head toward Fort Totten and follow the signs. The money raised at this special event will go toward making it a sustainable, annual event.

This year’s maze is called the “Tatanka Trail” since “Tatanka” is the Dakota word for buffalo, the shape of the maze. It provides family friendly fun and a healthy outdoor adventure — let’s enjoy the fall season in spite of the pandemic. Coronavirus is still a concern, so COVID-19 safety measures will be in place and a mask is required for entry.

This agricultural adventure has been brought to Spirit Lake and the greater Lake Region Area by the CCCC Land Grant Extension Office, the tribal community college’s equivalent of NDSU Extension. Land Grant Extension provides agricultural and nutrition education services to the Spirit Lake Tribe, though anyone is welcome to attend its events. CCCC would like to thank its partners—Lake Region Precision Agriculture, CHS Devils Lake, High Plains Equipment, and Brenden Laugsand as well as its funding agency, the Native American Agriculture Fund.

For further information about CCCC Land Grant Extension or the Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch, email extension@littlehoop.edu or contact the Land Grant Director Heidi Ziegenmeyer at 701-766-1330.