Halloween Happenings

Corn Mazes to Get Lost In

...and Other Fun Activities

 

Benedict’s Home & Garden

480 Purdy Hill Road, Monroe, CT 06468, (203) 268-2537

A corn maze for exploring, corn kernel pit for diving into, a mountain of hay bales for climbing. and new this year slingshotting pumpkins to test your accuracy,  Fun for the whole family and every age.  Fall Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-6pm | Saturday 8am-5pm | Sunday 9am-4pm

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Plasko's Farm

670 Daniels Farm Road, Trumbull, CT 06611,  (203)268-2716

The corn maze is open to the general public every weekend from 10am-6pm until October 31st. No reservation is required for the maze or tractor hay rides. This year’s maze features a new innovative & interactive game & mystery to be solved. Fun for ALL age groups!

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Wellshollow Farm

656 Bridgeport Ave. Shelton, CT 06484,  (203)926-0101

Haunted Corn Maze "When Darkness Falls"

For the thrill seekers looking for something different, other than the same ole fright-night routines, we dare you to take a stroll through our Haunted Corn Maze.  Be prepared for a frightfully unnerving experience that will bring you back to the gold rush days.  Actors will complete the setting, adding a dimension of creepiness.
Friday and Saturday nights, October 20-21 and 27-28, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Family-Friendly Day Maze

Every Saturday and Sunday afternoon in October from noon – 5:00 p.m.

Choosing a Pumpkin is Personal

Here’s how to pick your perfect one.

Pick a shape that is visually appealing to you. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Just be sure that it’s evenly colored a deep orange. (If it grew on its side and has a flat spot, you can either make that the back of the gourd or use it as part of your design!) 

Examine the skin. Is it free from cuts, soft spots, bruises? The flesh should feel hard, not soft or spongy, which could indicate an invasion of pests or blight that can cause rot.

Make sure the stem is attached.

Fresh, vine-picked pumpkins need to “cure”. Store it carefully, keeping it in a dry place. Don't handle or disturb it. Curing toughens the rind, making it less prone to rot.  Pumpkins will keep for months in a cool, dry basement - 50 F to 65F with low humidity.

Tip: When you carve or retire your uncarved pumpkin as a decoration, remember to scoop out  the seeds for roasting. Delicious!

Pumpkin Fields to Pick Your Own

 Jones Family Farms

 Harvested pumpkins and a pumpkin patch (pick in the field)  Located in Monroe / Shelton, the entrance is at  120 Beardsley Road, Shelton, just off  Rte. 110. Phone: (203) 929-8425.Open: through October 31 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Plasko's Farm  

670 Daniels Farm Road, Trumbull, CT 06611.Phone: 203-268-2716.  Directions: Directions from NY: Merritt Pkwy to exit 49 (Rte.25 N). Take 1st exit off of 25N (#9-Daniels Farm Rd). Follow signs at exit for about 1 mile. (Pass red barn on the right) Proceed 1/8 mile to smiling corn cob signs on the right. Open: Saturday, Sunday and Holidays from 10:00 a.m. to dusk and Fridays 3:00 p.m. to dusk.

 

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