This Labor Day weekend, you’ll have the option of heading for the beach or for the corn maze.

Escobar Farm Corn Maze in Portsmouth is scheduled to open for their 19th season on Friday, August 31st.  In 2018, Escobar Farm Corn Maze’s  8-acre cornfield has been designed to honor first responders.

During the opening weekend and thru September 3rd, Escobar’s will be honoring military families. All active military, retired military and their dependents are invited to get lost at the maze for half price with a military ID.

Thru November 4th, the corn maze will be open Friday’s from 4 pm-dusk, Saturday’s from 10:00 am-dusk and Sunday’s from 11:00 am – dusk. The corn maze will be open on Labor Day 10:00 am-dusk. Group reservations are available during the week.

Admission to the maze is $8.00 for ages 12 & up, $6.00 for ages 5 – 11 and FREE for ages 4 & under.


  • Military Appreciation Weekend: August 31 – September 3
  • Grandparents Day: September 9
  • Super Hero Day: September 15, rain date 9/16
  • Harry Potter Day: September 22, rain date 9/23
  • Pumpkin Festival: September 29, rain date 9/30Columbus Day: open 10:00 – dusk
  • Halloween Costume Party: October 27, rain date 10/28

For more information, visit or call 401-683-1444 or 401-864-1064.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. Although not the founder or original owner, Belmore has been with What'sUpNewp since its early beginnings in 2012.

Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals.

He and his wife, Jen, as well as their two dogs (Aero and June), recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Belmore travels back and forth to Newport every couple of weeks to cover events, work on story ideas, to meet with What'sUpNewp's on-the-ground contributors, to visit friends, and to eat as much seafood as possible.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.