First Annual Corn Maze Festival

September 3, 2022

Kick Off September with the 1st Annual Lyman Orchards Corn Maze Festival!  It’s all happening at the Apple Barrel Farm Market on Saturday, September 3rd, 9am-3pm!

Enjoy live music, Square Dancing Demo & Lessons, Drumming Circle, an Dutch Apple Pie Jam Making DemonstrationFree Food Tastings at the Apple Barrel Farm Market, Horse-Drawn Hayrides, Face Painting by Lara, Baby Goats, and More! Don't forget to try our seasonal freshly-made Apple Crisp Sundae and new Pumpkin Spice Soft Serve ice cream!  Eat your way through the day starting with breakfast sandwiches at the Apple Barrel until 11am, fresh roasted nuts, Food Trucks, Apple Crisp and Pumpkin Spice Popcorn from Jeff's Kettle Corn, and there's always a great lunch menu at the Apple Barrel Farm Market deli! We'll also have plenty of Pick Your Own Peaches, Apples, and Pears!  Scroll down for a full schedule of the day's events.
The 2022 Lyman Orchards Corn Maze transports you back to the electrifying moment Benjamin Franklin flew a kite in a thunderstorm, making the connection between lightning and electricity.  2022 marks the 270th anniversary of Franklin's famous kite flying experiment and we're spot-lighting Ben's discovery along with the key role he played in America's history as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. 

As part of the Opening Ceremony on September 3rd, the first 50 visitors who successfully make it out of the maze will receive an official Lyman Orchards Kite & Skeleton Key!  

Click here for more information on the Lyman Orchards 2022 Ben Franklin Corn Maze.

Schedule of Events:

9am: Corn Maze Ribbon Cutting

9am-11am: Breakfast sandwiches at The Apple Barrel Farm Market Deli

9am-11am: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) Take-Home Activities from Durham Middlefield Youth & Family Services

9am-3pm: Fairy Goat Mother - Dress Up Baby Goats from Bradley Mountain Farm ($8/ticket or $15/2 tickets)

9am-3pm: Horse-Drawn Hayrides, Cornhole, Yard Games, Face Painting by Lara

9:30am - 11:30am: Drumming Circle with Jordan Critchley

11:30am-1pm: Square Dancing Demo and Lessons hosted by Glastonbury Square Dance Club

11:00am-12pm: 102D Army Band Brass Quintet

12:30pm-3pm: Live Music by John Ciambriello

1pm: Dutch Apple Pie Jam Making Demo - Durham Fair Canning Department

Available at the Apple Barrel Farm Market:
Breakfast at the Deli
Lunch at the Deli
Fresh Roasted Corn on the Cob dipped in sweet cream butter
Corn Muffins
Fresh-Picked Peaches, Apples & Pears
Available at the Lyman Orchards Creamery Ice Cream Window:
Apple Crisp Sundae
Pumpkin Soft  Serve Ice Cream


Event Location: Apple Barrel Farm Market

Time of Event: 9am-3pm

The Apple Barrel

Monday-Sunday: 9:00AM-6:00PM

Apple Barrel Deli
Open Daily: 9:00AM-4:00PM

32 Reeds Gap Rd
Middlefield, CT 06455
Phone: 860-349-6000

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Lyman Golf


7:00am - 5:00pm

700 Main Street
Middlefield, CT 06455
Phone: 860-349-6031

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1741 Pub & Grill


11:00am - 9:00pm
9:00am - 9:00pm

70 Lyman Road
Middlefield, CT 06455
Phone: 860-349-6033

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Pick your own


105 South Street
Middlefield, CT 06455
Phone: 860-349-6015

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