Scuttlebutt coming at me through grapevine is "down" for same week as last year even with good weather this year. This was from a haunt in Michigan that puts together a small publication of about 20 haunts. We are holding good though after 3 weekends of maze and our 2 nights of haunt. But had rain Sunday morning Sept 29th and our corn maze attendance today at opening is way below what good weather would be.
At least this year the news media din't drive "short corn this year" into peoples heads. Tired of hearing "oh you have tall corn this year" to which we answer "we had 10 foot tall corn last year." Now as long as we do not have another I-96 shooter with swat teams all over and cop helicopters buzzing us this year i think we will be ok.