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'Twilight' fans can get happily get lost in corn

Published: Tuesday, July 7 2015 9:34 a.m. MDT

Patterns have been cut in the corn at Black Island Farms in Syracuse. (Ray Boren, with pilot Jerry Barfuss) Patterns have been cut in the corn at Black Island Farms in Syracuse. (Ray Boren, with pilot Jerry Barfuss)

SYRACUSE — The second "Twilight" movie is arriving early in northern Utah, sort of.

The theme of Utah's largest corn maze this year is "New Moon," the sequel in the popular Twilight saga.

Although the movie doesn't arrive in theaters until Nov. 20, this 24-acre corn maze opens Sept. 24 and continues through Oct. 31.

Aerial photos show that two separate "Twilight"-themed maze patterns at Black Island Farms, 3178 S. 3000 West, have already been cut into the corn — a "Team Jacob" and a "Team Edward." (In the movie, Bella can choose Edward or Jacob as her boyfriend.)

The lettering "New moon 11-20-09" is also a part of the maze.

A side design in the corn depicts a KUTV reporter or anchorman holding a microphone.

The lettering The lettering "New Moon, Nov. 20, 2009" is visible. (Ray Boren, with pilot Jerry Barfuss)

GPS technology is used to cut the intricate patterns into the corn.

The idea of a corn maze is to enter and then eventually conquer the labyrinths by finding the lone exit. Getting "lost" is part of the fun.

Black Island is a working vegetable farm, with about 400 acres in cultivation, growing carrots, onions, cabbage, corn, pumpkins, squash and gourds.

Each fall, the farm hosts a Harvest Festival and Cornfield Maze — Utah agri-tourism at its best, with hayrides, bonfires and a haunted maze. The farm also offers a tour for schoolchildren and has a farmers market.

Last year's corn maze featured a Ronald McDonald House theme.

For more information on the Black Island Farms Corn Maze and its related "Harvest Festival," go to www.Black IslandFarms.com, or call 801-774-MAZE.

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