CORN MAZE in New Hampshire
Our friends at the Colebrook News and Sentinel tell us that corn is growing fast for the first annual Coös County Corn Maze and Harvest Festival, set for September 17th through to October 23rd, at the former Coös County Farm in Stewartstown.
David and Jenny Santamaria of Colebrook introduced the event earlier this spring, hoping to draw the area together around farming and inject new life into the North Country’s farming history and continued capability with agritourism. “As a farmer and a farmer’s daughter, I don’t want to see any more [farms] go away,” Jenny said.
“That was my goal moving back to Colebrook, so maybe I can help one in Stewartstown.”
The maze was created and planted by the MAiZE Company of American Fork, Utah, with some help: Charlie White planted the seed; Arthur Beauchemin provided a tractor; and Bob Lemieux loaned his planter.
The maze is cut in the image of a farmer driving a tractor with a load of a pumpkins and a scarecrow behind him on a wagon.
The first year’s theme recognizes the county farm, said David, and the 12-acre expanse includes the eight-acre large section plus four more acres with smaller mazes for children, which are newly planted.
A bridge is also planned to go between the corn tractor and wagon, to that people can rise above the corn--which could grow to ten feet--to see their location and plot their further adventure.
The maze is scheduled to be open on Fridays from 2 to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m., and on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m