In the interest of keeping the community safe and healthy sadly the Foster Family Farm will not be able to host their fall cornmaze and hayrides this coming season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hopefully they will offer pumpkin picking and mums,
If you’ve never been to a corn maze, you don’t know how much fun they are! http://www.pumpkinpatchesandmore.org/cornmazes/ offers some good input:
Daytime maze are perfect for families and small children, and cold days!
The corn is a variety that grows 8 or 9 feet tall in good weather and creates a thick , impenetrable maze. The farmer uses a tractor equipped with GPS to cut a pattern of paths into the field. The pattern is usually only visible from the air, but on the ground it is a great maze. They can take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour to find your way out. Help is usually available, if needed, and there are often signs with puzzles to solve or clues to help.
A Nighttime maze is the same as a daytime maze… but at night with flashlights! A scary but fun experience. Very popular with teenagers!
Because a maze is carved into a corn field, some of the paths may be a bit bumpy or uneven (even though we do our best to pack them down). You’ll also be walking a distance (even on the Easy Challenge), so practical footwear will go a long way in making your journey more comfortable.
Find other corn mazes in Connecticut:
Nathan Hale Homestead in Coventry **last weekend Friday, the 13th — it’s haunted — through Sunday, 10/14!
Scantic Valley Farm in Somers
Brown’s Harvest in Windsor
Lyman Orchards in Middlefield
Buttonwood Farm in Griswold
Ellsworth Farm in Sharon
Plasko’s Farm in Trumbull
Hayes Corn Maze in North Granby
If we missed one, please let us know with a comment!