CORN MAZE in New Hamp­shire

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -

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

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