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twohlgemuth
08-11-2008, 02:12 PM
Hi Haunters,

As many of you know I'm BIG into the family daytime attractions. I just took this video and photo this morning of our corn maze. Talk about marketing on a big scale. We landed an amazing cross promotion with www.Greensboro200.com (http://www.Greensboro200.com). We cut out the logo for Greensboro's 200 year celebration in exchange we are listed as an affilated event. Thier website is promoted on city buses and billboards all over the city for this year long celebration, so we are bound to get lots of hits to our link. This cross promotion cost me $0.00 and we are getting so much press out of this that I can't begin to estimate how much it is worth. The $20,000 plus irrigation system was well worth the investment when you compare the devasted look of our maze last season.

The Met Life Blimp was in town for the PGA tour and they have been hovering over the maze all weekend. Who knows, this might get some National Press coverage. The area of green corn just right of the maze design is our haunted corn field that you can see in the YouTube video below. So, this post is not 100% non haunt related.

http://maizeadventure.com/images/aerial_photos/Maize2008_Aerial_thumb.jpg

/v/6O7XS1DEB2U&hl

Nightgore
08-11-2008, 02:42 PM
HOLY CRAP!!! -Tyler

MMManiac
08-11-2008, 02:59 PM
Awesome! Congrats on all your success

drfrightner
08-11-2008, 03:23 PM
Tony,

That is really really cool!!!!!!!

Larry

elswarro
08-11-2008, 05:16 PM
Wow! Remind me never to ask you to cut my hair! ha ha!

Looks great Tony!

KroneDaddy
08-11-2008, 05:25 PM
Tony,

At least you'll have corn this year, although we really enjoyed the mud maze. Irrigation, a marvelous idea. Looks great buddy.

Timmy

SomeThingInTheIce
08-11-2008, 07:37 PM
That's sweet, It looks huge. How many acres does it cover?

shawnc
08-11-2008, 07:48 PM
That looks really cool! Good idea on the sponsorship. Like I've always said, publicity like that is something you can't buy. It just isn't available.

Living in a farming area in an extremely arid region, I have always been amazed at farmers in other areas who just plant seeds and hope that it will rain enough for the crops to grow. My small county has thousands of miles of irrigation canals, many of them dug 100 years ago with mule teams. Boy, you gotta have faith to just plant a corn maze and hope that it grows tall enough by October. :-D

Haunting Copy
08-12-2008, 01:01 AM
It's gorgeous, Tony. I love all the swirlies. :)

How do y'all come up with the designs and scale
them and all that? Yikes!

Sarah

Jim Warfield
08-12-2008, 10:03 AM
At first glance I thought I saw :"GRINSBORO"!?
Should I rename my place to take advantage of those mis-interputers who might make the same mistake?
Naw, I guess naught!
It really doesn't look like corn from the air, so far up there .
There are canals here in Carroll County, Illinios but they work to remove water and put it into the Miss. River so things will grow better.
The occupation of digging trenches through cornfields and laying drainage tiling is a viable business around here to to avoid flooded cornfields and lost production.