Before corn mazes, families could only get their labyrinthine fixes via the backs of cereal boxes or winding through office cubicles dressed as David Bowie. Keep the codpiece at home with today's Groupon to the corn maze at Connors Farm in Danvers. Choose between the following options:
- For $19, you get four general admissions to the corn maze (a $38 value).
- For $29, you get eight general admissions to the corn maze (a $76 value).
The staff at Connors Farm welcomes all autumnal guests to the 7-acre Salem Village Headless Horseman maze for old-fashioned fall fun. With the artwork of the Headless Horseman etched right into the cornfield, mazers of all ages can stroll through the twists and turns of the dark figure's form, surrounded by tall corn stalks, crisp air, and hint-dispensing crows. Corn stalkers can also visit the farm on the weekends to take in the athletic prowess of swine during the pig races, or prepare kids for the arrival of the six extra arms they'll grow in their teenage years with the giant rope spider web.
When the Connors established their farm in 1904, they did so on land that already had 300 years worth of farming invested in its soil. At the time, the Connors ran a truck farm—meaning, rather than stuffing parsnips and carrots into mailing envelopes, they trucked all their crops to Boston to be sold. In the mid-1950s, the family adjusted to the changing times, and began selling sweet corn from a roadside stand right on the property. The new plan proved successful: visitors have flocked to the farm en masse ever since.
Today, with the help of its 140 acres of fertile land, Connors Farm continues to fill bellies with the freshest vegetables and fruits available. No, really: the family only sells corn on the day it is picked. In addition to cultivating a long list of crops—the farm produces tomatoes, strawberries, squash, and pumpkins, among others—the family maintains an equally lengthy index of family attractions. That includes an annual cornfield in fall, as well as a peach festival with music, hayrides, and face painting.
30 Valley Rd.
Danvers, Massachusetts 01923