Nothing says fall in the Charleston Lowcountry area like a corn maze, and the one at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant reflects how excited the community is about the arrival of Boeing and their 787 Dreamliner to South Carolina. Sponsored by Boeing, the eight-acre corn maze has been designed in the shape of the company’s logo and the new jetliner; it is said to be Boone Hall’s most complicated maze to date. Visitors who navigate the maze will be greeted within by interactive displays with information on Boeing South Carolina and the Dreamliner.
On Monday, September 26, 2011, Boeing delivered its first Dreamliner (parts of which were assembled at the North Charleston plant) to Japan’s All Nippon Airways, and on the following Thursday, Jack Jones, the vice president of Boeing’s South Carolina operations, came to Boone Hall Plantation for the ribbon-cutting ceremony, which officially began the farm’s fall festivities. The maze is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., except on Sundays when it opens at noon. Weekday admission is $8 and weekends are $10, and the price includes numerous other events. The maze closes for the season on October 31.
This is not Boeing’s first corn maze. In 2006, the company sponsored another Dreamliner 787 maze across the country at Stocker Farms in Snohomish, Washington. These corn mazes demonstrate the interest Boeing takes in the communities where its planes are assembled and the people who work to assemble them. Corn mazes are good way to provide entertainment while treading lightly on the environment and preserving open farmland, and trekking through a corn maze is a healthy way for families to spend the afternoon.
The week before Boone Hall Plantation’s maze officially opened, Boeing sponsored a two-day festival for 5,000 of its employees and their families at the Mt. Pleasant plantation.
Images of the two Boeing mazes in South Carolina and in Washington
can be found at:
Boone Hall unveils Boeing 787 corn maze
‘A-Maze-ing’ Boeing 787 Dreamliner Featured in Local Attraction
For more information on the Boeing South Carolina corn maze, visit Boone Hall Plantation’s Pumpkin Patch site.