Haunted corn maze

Coventry - posted Sep, 03 2013

COVENTRY- Nothing sets the mood for autumn better than the approach of Halloween. Get into the spirit of the season as the Nathan Hale Homestead hosts the Haunted Corn Maze on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27 and 28, and Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4 and 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. Every year, with the help of the Young Friends of Hale, a new maze is put together full of spooks and surprises in the dark! All new scenes may prove somewhat scarier than in past years. Beware of the witch in the candy house because Hansel and Gretal did not satisfy her appetite! Bring your flashlights and leave your scaredy-pants at home as the maze is taken over by things that go bump in the night. Not recommended for very young children. In case of rain, the maze will also be open on Sunday, Oct. 6. Admission is $8 per person; $25 per family. The corn maze, minus the ghosts and goblins, is open during regular museum hours through the beginning of October. Admission is $5 per person, or $15 for families. Connecticut Landmarks enlisted the help of local dairy farmer David Buscaglia to seed a full acre of the Hale property with animal-feed corn. The CTL maze-masters carefully plotted the course directly on the ground with spray paint. As the corn grew, seedlings in the pathways were pulled and kept clear, to create the elaborate maze. The Nathan Hale Homestead is located at 2299 South Street in Coventry.

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