Lyman Orchards sunflower maze celebrates iconic kids’ TV show

Lyman Orchards’ 350,000 blooming sunflowers are crafted into a design celebrating 50 years of the iconic TV show “Sesame Street” at the corn maze in Middlefield. The event benefits charity, as $1 from every admission supports the Connecticut Children’s Pediatric Care Unit.

MIDDLEFIELD — Lyman Orchards sunflower maze marks the 50th anniversary of “Sesame Street” and its characters, including Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch, and more.

One dollar from each admission will benefit the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, according to a press release.

“We are so excited to partner with Sesame Workshop to celebrate 50 years of ‘Sesame Street.’ It has played such a quintessential part of every child’s early stage development for generations,” John Lyman III, executive vice president of Lyman Orchards said in the release.

“We are also pleased to support Connecticut Children’s and its incredibly important mission again this year. It brings us great joy to be able to share our appreciation for the incredible work that Sesame Street and Connecticut Children’s each do for our youngest citizens.”

“We are grateful for the generosity of the Lyman Orchards family, whose support enables our team of pediatric experts to provide the highest quality care for families throughout our community,” David Kinahan, president of the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation, said in a prepared statement.

More than 350,000 red and yellow sunflowers make up this year’s maze

The maze is approximately 3 acres in size

The average time to make it through the maze is about 30 minutes

The sunflower maze has raised over $107,000 for CCMC

It is Connecticut’s original sunflower maze, now in its 13th year of operation

The maze runs through Aug. 25, and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 4 to 12 and free for children under 3. Visitors can save $1 per ticket by using their Big Y Silver Savings Card.

The last entrance to the maze is at 4:30 p.m. For daily updates on the maze and Pick Your own, call the 24-hour hotline at 860-349-6015. Group pricing is available for companies or outings by calling 860-349-6041.

Connecticut Media Group