Dragon-shaped Corn Maze benefits St. Vincent's SWIM Across the Sound

A mile and a half of twists, turns, and taxing dead ends is back at the corn maze at Plasko's Farm. The public is invited to Defeat the Dragon, a curvy, challenging design carved out of four acres of 10 foot tall corn stalks. For Halloween weekend, October 30-31, the maze will be open for Flashlight Nights from 5-9 p.m. For every trip through the corn maze this year, the Plasko family will donate $1 of the admission price to the St. Vincent's SWIM Across the Sound's cancer support, prevention, education, and screening programs.

The corn maze at Plasko's Farm is believed to be the first of its kind in Fairfield County and attracts more than 10,000 visitors each year. The farm also offers a country store, bakery, and hayrides throughout the fall season.

Plasko's maze is open now through Sunday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, with last tickets of the day sold 30 minutes before dusk. Visitors should allow 30-45 minutes in the maze. If guests get lost, there are "Corn Cops" stationed at strategic points throughout the maze to help navigate the way out.

General admission is $8 for adults, $6 for children age 4-10, and children 3 and under are free. Admission for Flashlight Night on Oct. 30-31 is $10 for adults and $8 for children. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult for Flashlight Night.

Reservations may be made for weekday visits for school groups, birthday parties, scout groups, etc. For more information, visit www.plaskofarm.com or call 203-268-2716.