By Lynn Colburn
Looking for an activity for the fall this September? The Design Shed, located at 2114 Nortonville Road in Murrayville, is hosting The Corn Patch Adventure, corn maze family fun, which will begin Saturday, September 5 and run each Saturday in September from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. (Groups of 15 or more are asked to please call in advance, 217-291-3231.)
The last Saturday of The Corn Patch Adventure will also feature a local Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 26 from at 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Design Shed has secured nine craft booths, a kettle corn booth and a hot dog stand. The Barbers, who own the Design Shed, will also have pumpkins, mums and Indian corn for sale in their produce stand.
The following vendors will be participating in the Fall Festival:
• In The Woods (Allen and Nancy Gerberding) – wood furniture
• SDG Quilling (Jennifer Holt) – quilling framed artwork
• Little Bit of This and That Crafts (Dana Homer)
• Ed Owen – paintings
• Sugar Creek Farmhouse (Misty Eisfelder) – totes and towels
• Pam’s Homemade Helpers (Carl and Pam Shinall) and Christie’s Creations
• Geneva’s Woodcarvings, Jewelry and Primitives (Dan and Chris Swift)
• No Regrets Cookies (Peggy Turke)
• Nana’s Kettle Corn (Ed Baker)
• Dawg Haus (Mark Lynn)
• Drinks (Murrayville/Woodson EMS)
The Design Shed will be open and enforcing social distancing requirements handed down by the State of Illinois and will also require masks inside the store.
Julie Barber said, “I just wanted to add that our objective for hosting this festival is not just for advancing sales in The Design Shed, but to help out crafters and local businesses that have missed out on participating in large fall festivals that have been canceled due to COVID-19. The more we can help out our neighbors, the easier it is to deal with all the challenges that we face during this uneasy time. With The Corn Patch Adventure, we wanted to make something fun for the whole family to enjoy and to gain back a little bit of normalcy even if it is just for one day! Our grandchildren visited recently and made our ‘Korn Maze’ sign that signifies the entrance of The Corn Patch Adventure for us.”