‘Not Just Corn Maze’ Slated for Woodbury at The Farm Site

by Linda Zukauskas - Voices Printed August 14th 2019

WOODBURY — “This is not just a corn maze,” Michael Berecz, owner of The Farm told Voices, explaining he has been working with a professional designer to create one of only two such country attractions in Connecticut, providing the public with a chance to have fun from Friday, August 30 through October at Farmstead location, 281 Weekeepeemee Rd.

In addition to the challenge of finding a way out of the maze, there will be innovative games, relaxing hayrides, traditional pumpkin picking mixed with new contests such as pumpkin bowling, and refreshments to give everyone the opportunity to enjoy the local farm in a new way.

“People can see what we’re growing here, up close, maybe buy some fresh produce at the farm market here and just spend a few hours together making memories,” Mr. Berecz Continued.

After taking an informal poll, Mr. Berecz learned that fans of The Farm at Woodbury favored a dinosaur-theme.

He set out in his tractor to map out a course that traces the outlines of three dinosaurs — Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus and Pterodactyl — to create a path through his cornfield and used the GPS coordinates he recorded to cut the maze.

Kernel B. Cobb, Cornelius Corn and Poppit, are corn-themed characters that will guide children as they enjoy games in the maze, collecting clues by using rubbings, answering questions and finding hidden messages.

“We’re asking people, ‘Are you ready to get lost?’ and we think that’ll be a lot of fun,” Mr. Berecz said, adding that there will be a kid’s maze to ensure that everyone leaves with a smile, but cautioned that adults will be challenged by the layout.