During the pandemic, many fall festivities and activities closed due to safety concerns. A family favorite, corn mazes, were one of those. Many corn mazes were stopped for 2020 and 2021, but this year they’re back and ready for eager explorers to try their luck at weaving through the corn to find the exit.
Bring your family and friends, leave the cell phones tucked in your bag and have fun trying to find hidden surprises and the exit to acres upon acres of corn maze. Besides the maze, the farms have other things to do including activities for children and mums and pumpkins for sale. Lyman Orchards is even hosting a beer tasting event in their corn maze for adults.
Wear sneakers you don’t mind getting dirty and a flashlight if you’re staying past dusk.
Foster Family Farm
90 Foster St, South Windsor, CT 06074
Closed for the 2020-21 seasons, the corn mazes at the Foster Family Farm are back in action. At the farm, two full-sized corn mazes stretch over eight acres of land and four miles of trails. Remember to bring a flashlight for when it gets dark. Have fun with your family and find surprises in the interactive maze.
1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT 06437
The corn maze opens on Sept. 10 inside the new Orchard Festival grounds at Bishop’s Orchard. The maze will stay open through Oct. 30 and will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends and holidays. This year’s maze is designed in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Newbery Medal. It focuses on story plots and fun facts, including checkpoints in the maze where you can win prizes.
32 Reeds Gap Road, Middlefield, CT 06455
The corn maze at Lyman Orchards is family friendly, but will also be hosting an event strictly for adults. For select days in September and October, the corn maze will feature beer tastings from three Connecticut breweries. Guests will be able to arrive any time and meander into the maze. Bring boots and a flashlight and prepare to taste some good beer!
Fair Weather Growers
101 Country Line Dr., Cromwell, CT 06416
Fair Weather Growers turned 16 acres of their farm on Country Line Drive into a Fall Festival and Corn Maze. The maze will open in the middle of September and remain open through the end of October. The giant maze will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays along with Columbus Day.