Get lost for a cause at local corn maze

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People can get lost at Plasko’s Farm in Trumbull for a good cause.

This year, each trip through the Connecticut’s Corsair Corn Maze, 670 Daniels Farm Road in Trumbull, will generate $1 for St. Vincent’s Swim Across the Sound.

Since the first corn maze in 2001, Plasko’s Farm has donated more than $90,000 to support the Swim’s cancer screening, education, prevention, support and financial assistance programs.

“We like what the Swim stands for,” said the farm’s owner, John Plasko. “We have had a lot of cancer in our family, and wanted to give something back.”

Last year, the maze attracted more than 5,000 visitors. It will be open through Nov. 3 this year.

 

Cut into four acres of cornfields

The maze is cut into four acres of cornfields with 12-feet-high corn by a maze designer from Iowa, using a GPS for navigation. After the maze is cut, workers clear  the 1.5  miles of paths and rope them off.

The object of the maze is to punch a card at six locations inside it, and then find the way out.

For those who get hopelessly lost, there will be “corn cops” on hand to help people locate the nearest exit.

 

Operating hours, group bookings

The maze is open to the public on Friday from 3 p.m. to dusk; and Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 10 a.m. to dusk.

Schools, organizations and groups of 12 or more may book a time slot on weekdays at 2 p.m. Call or email [email protected] for rates and bookings.

For information call the farm at 203-268-2716, or log onto [email protected]

 

 

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