Howell Living History Farm continues its 26-year run as New Jersey’s longest-running corn maze with the grand opening of the all-new 2022 “Carousel” maze on Saturday, Sept. 17. The maze is open Saturdays and Sundays through the end of September, then Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in October.
Visitors are invited to “get lost” in a 4-acre cornfield with pathways cut in the shape of an old-fashioned carousel — and find eight “puzzle pieces” located in hidden mailboxes to complete their personal map of the maze. Also hidden in the pathways are answers to trivia and crossword games about the history of carousels and other retro amusement park rides in New Jersey, New York and countries across the world. The maze design is inspired by a circa-1930s traveling carousel that was recently donated to Howell Farm.
Friends and families are encouraged to split into groups and compete for the best time from the maze entrance to “Victory Bridge,” which is calculated using “in” and “out” time stamps, with time penalties added for missing puzzle pieces and bonuses awarded for finding crossword answers.
The maze courtyard also features a pumpkin patch, hayrides, food tent and kids’ hay-bale maze.
Admission to the maze is $12 for visitors ages 13 and up, $10 for ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under. The maze is located at 17 Valley Road, Hopewell Township, 08530. For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit www.howellfarm.org/corn-maze.
Saturday, Sept. 17 and 24: entry 12 to 4 p.m.; last exit 5 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 18 and 25: entry 12 to 4 p.m.; last exit 5 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28: entry 5 to 8 p.m.; last exit 9 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: entry 12 to 8 p.m.; last exit 9 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: entry 12 to 4 p.m.; last exit 5 p.m.
The Howell Farm Corn Maze is operated by the Friends of Howell Farm, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Proceeds from the maze are used to support restoration projects and public programs at Howell Living History Farm, a facility of the Mercer County Park Commission.