Lyman Orchard’s 2021 corn maze is a ‘blast from the past’

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MIDDLEFIELD — Lyman Orchards is inviting patrons to test their rock ‘n’ roll knowledge while going through the 2021 corn maze. This year’s theme is “70s rock ‘n’ roll.”

“We wanted to do something that would be fun,” said John Lyman, owner of Lyman Orchards. “Once we got our theme, we had a lot of fun putting the facts and figures together.”

There are visitor “passports” with trivia questions that help families navigate through the one-mile maze. If answered correctly, you’ll continue on the right path. Wrong answers could lead to getting lost in the maze. 

Answer questions like “Which band has not been together for at least 50 years?” or “Which band featured Ozzie Osburne and is credited with being the founding heavy metal band?” 

Experience different music genres from the decade and learn the top song from each year. It takes about 30 to 40 minutes to complete the maze. 

Amanda Rasmussen brought her 1-year-old daughter Ariah Mahoney to the corn maze for the first time. 

“I’m a part of the (Community Supported Agriculture)  program,” she said. “So I’m here often and I bring her to different things here like blueberry picking or the sunflower maze.” 

Rasmussen said she doesn’t know the 70s well but she likes to find different things to do that are kid friendly. 

“We’ve been busy on the weekends and continue to be busy,” Lyman said. “We’re hoping to have some really nice fall weather after a really wet summer.”

While the corn maze is open, Lyman Orchards will be hosting an “a-MAZE-ing Beer Tasting.” Stroll through the corn maze while tasting beer from local breweries. 

The beer tastings are on Fridays bi-weekly. On Sept. 17 and Oct. 1, the beer tasting is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. On Oct. 15 and Oct. 29, the tasting is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 and include entry to the maze and six, four ounce beer samples. 

The maze opened on Sept. 4 and will be open until Nov. 7. One dollar from every ticket sold is donated to the American Cancer Society and another 50 cents of each ticket is donated to the Connecticut Cancer Foundation. 

The corn maze is open Monday to Friday 1 to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 for ages 13 and up, $6 for ages 4-12 and free for children 3 and under. 

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