This year's corn maze at Escobar Farms pays tribute to the farmer (Photo courtesy of Escobar Farm)

Portsmouth, RI- Escobar Farm’s Corn Maze opened for the 2020 season this morning at 10 am.

The Maze this year celebrates the Farmer and returns at a time when Governor Raimondo and health professionals are encouraging all Rhode Islanders to “take it outside” and enjoy the outdoors during this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

According to their website, the Corn Maze this year covers 8 Acres and was designed by Brett Herbst of The Maize.

This year’s corn maze pays tribute to the farmer (Photo courtesy of Escobar Farm)

This year’s Maze features, “On the 8th day, God made a farmer”, an excerpt from Paul Harvey’s famous 1978 speech.

The maze will be open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10 am until dusk through Sunday, November 8th. On Labor Day and Columbus Day, the Maze will be open from 10 am until dusk.

Admission is $10 for ages 12 and up, $8 for children ages 5 to 11. Children 4 and under are free. Dogs are permitted but must be kept on a leash at all times.

Only cash is accepted on site. For credit car purchases, order online here.

In accordance with COVID-19 guidelines, visitors are required to wear masks and observe social distancing.

Escobar Farm will begin their popular hay rides on Saturday, September 12th.

For more information on the Corn Maze, visit or call 401-864-1064 for up-to-date information.

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore 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 previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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