2023 Corn Maze at Lyman Orchards

Open September 2, 2023

November 5, 2023

The 2023 Corn Maze is Closed. Stay Tuned for 2024's Corn Maze Theme!

Follow the yellow brick road in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz themed Corn Maze at Lyman Orchards, open September 2nd until November 5th. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was written in 1900 by L. Frank Baum, pictures by W.W. Denslow. 

The 2023 Lyman Orchards Corn Maze transports you into the Land of Oz, revisiting the classic 1900 American fairytale book of a young girl named Dorothy and her adventures in a magical land where she meets new friends and powerful witches. In the maze, you'll learn how The Wonderful Wizard of Oz story came to be, how it has influenced pop culture, and you'll even learn about the history of other popular fairytales!

The maze is approximately 4 acres in size with over a mile of pathways.  The average time to make it through the maze is approximately 30-40 minutes.  Signage throughout the pathways feature educational content and trivia related to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, fairy tales, pop culture, and some relevant historical events as well.  Starting in 2000, the maze is in its 24th year of operation.

One dollar of each maze admission will be donated to support the American Cancer Society.  Since 2000, the Corn Maze has raised more than $730,000 for the organization.  In addition, $.50 of each admission fee will be donated to the Connecticut Cancer Foundation, which has received $54,287 from the Corn Maze since 2020. The Lyman Orchards Corn Maze is open now until November 5th.  The maze is open 1pm-5:30pm Monday-Friday* and 10am-5:30pm on Weekends and Holidays. Last maze entry is 5:30pm*.

*Friday, September 8, 15 & 29 -the corn maze closes at 4:00pm (last entry) for our Brew Maze event*

Admission is $11 for adults, $6 for ages 4 – 12, and free for children under 3 years. 

As part of the experience, each visitor receives an official Corn Maze Map to help guide them through the twists and turns along the one-mile stretch of pathways and hundreds of decision points. Corn Maze travelers are issued a Corn Maze Passport featuring ten trivia questions related to the book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Answering each questions correctly will help in choosing the right direction at each of ten main crossroad stations within the maze. Additional passport trivia categories include music, movies, health, and sports, to name a few.  Corn Cops are also positioned within the maze for extra guidance and assistance if needed.  The average time needed to navigate the entire maze is 30-40 minutes.

Fun facts about the Lyman Orchards Corn Maze:

  • The maze is approximately 4 acres in size
  • The average time to make it through the maze is approximately 30-40 minutes
  • Signage throughout the Corn Maze pathways feature educational content and trivia related to the book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, fairy tales, pop culture, and some history that includes Lyman family history from when the original parcel of land was purchased in 1741 by John & Hope Lyman!
  • The Corn Maze has raised over $730,000 for the American Cancer Society and $54,287 for the Connecticut Cancer Foundation
  • The Lyman Orchards Corn Maze is in its 24th year of operation
  • The Maze is a unique team-building activity for remote employees, sports teams, or organizations! 

This year, the opening of the Corn Maze on September 2nd will coincide with the Lyman Orchards Corn Maze and Cider Donut Festival from 10am-4pm. The Corn Maze and Cider Donut Festival will be on September 2nd & 3rd with great family fun activities for everyone to enjoy! Click here to learn more. 

Purchase your ticket at the corn maze, pick up your maze map and passport, then make your way through the 2023 Lyman Orchards The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Corn Maze. A great activity for kids, team outings, corporate team building, or even a first date! 

The maze is open 1-5:30pm Monday-Friday and 10am-5:30pm on Weekends and Holidays. Last maze entry is 5:30pm.* 

Click here to learn about our mid-week promotions! Select days feature FREE hayrides!

*The corn maze will close early for a paid Brew Maze Beer Tasting event on the following dates:

Friday, September 8, 4:00pm

Friday, September 15, 4:00pm

Friday, September 29, 4:00pm

For daily updates on the maze and Pick Your own, call our 24-hour hotline at 860-349-6015. Group pricing is available for companies or outings, please contact bcritchley@lymanorchards.com.

2023 Maze Procedures

Ensuring the health and safety of our customers and employees is at the forefront of our 2023 Maze procedures.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.  Most importantly, we thank you for your patronage!

  • If you are sick or not feeling well, please stay home and do not come to the farm or Maze
  • We accept cash, credit, debit, and contactless payment options
  • Picnicking activity will not be allowed in the Maze
  • Animals/Pets will not be allowed in the Maze
  • If you require a service animal please contact us in advance for specific guidelines

About Lyman Orchards

Set on 1,100 acres in the heart of Connecticut, Lyman Orchards (est. 1741) is a year-round destination for the whole family in Middlefield. Shop at the Apple Barrel farm market, filled with fresh produce and Lyman Orchards’ award-winning "Hi-Top" Apple Pie; celebrate special events and weddings at the Lyman Homestead; enjoy seasonal Pick Your Own fruits and tours of the orchard; golf on two world-class, public 18-hole courses designed by Gary Player and Robert Trent Jones, and improve your skills at the Lyman Orchards Golf Center and Apple Nine Course. For more information, call Lyman Orchards at 860-349-6000, or visit us at lymanorchards.com.

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is on a mission to free the world from cancer. They invest in lifesaving research, provide 24/7 information and support, and work to ensure that individuals in every community have access to cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. For more information, visit cancer.org.

About Connecticut Cancer Foundation

The Connecticut Sports Foundation Against Cancer was founded in 1987 by Connecticut native John Ellis, former Major League Baseball player and cancer survivor, to provide economic assistance and compassionate financial aid to cancer patients and their families in his home state. In 2017, the name of the foundation was changed to the Connecticut Cancer Foundation (CCF), to better reflect their mission.

Through the CT Cancer Patient Assistance Program, CCF is able to help Connecticut families requesting assistance through referrals from oncology social workers from hospitals, cancer treatment centers and hospices throughout the state. For the past 34 years, CCF has quietly granted over $6.9 million to more than 8,000 Connecticut families dealing with the financial hardship that often follows a cancer diagnosis. In addition, the Foundation has donated over $2.5 million to support ongoing cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. For more information, visit ctcancerfoundation.org.

Stop by our pick your own orchards for  pick your own apples and pick your own pumpkins, then head down to the Apple Barrel Farm Market for delicious baked goods and deli!

Make sure to save room for Lyman Orchards Creamery signature ice cream sundaes!

Event Location: 32 Reeds Gap Rd, Middlefield, CT 06455

Time of Event: 1PM-5:30PM (M-F); 10AM-5:30PM (WEEKENDS & HOLIDAYS)

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