The Great Vermont Corn Maze in North Danville, VT is not only the largest maze in New England, but now it is also the largest visual sign of support for front line workers.
Mike & Dayna Boudreau, who own the 24 acre attraction, have been creating mazes on their family farm for 22 years. This year, the pandemic added even more confusion to the maze creation than usual.
“We had an entire maze designed and had built and bought new photo ops and surprises to go with the new theme back in February.” Explains maze designer/owner Mike. “But as soon as the pandemic started, we realized that we might not be able to open the maze. We went into a holding pattern for a few weeks to see what would happen. As the pandemic continued to get worse, we really appreciated the efforts of the essential workers who keep society running. So, we designed an entirely new maze to thank all front line workers and decided that, even if we ended up not being able to open, we could at least show them our support.”
The “corn-fusing” living sculpture the Boudreau’s created is a giant caduceus symbol surrounded by the Earth. “We wish we could have done a unique symbol for each occupation of all front line workers,” says Mike. “But we figured the caduceus was easily recognizable by most people. The support is meant for all essential workers – from medical personnel, firefighters and police to people working in the food and delivery industries and everyone who is risking their own heath to keep society functioning.”
The corn is already averaging 6-8 foot tall and while the 24 acre maze is already fairly Covid safe due to its size, the Boudreau’s have made numerous changes due to the Covid-19 pandemic to make the experience as safe as possible. Most notable is they will only be selling a limited number of tickets each day and advance online Reservations are required for these tickets.
The Great Vermont Corn Maze opened July 25, 2020 for its 22nd season. Visit their website at: www.vermontcornmaze.com for full information.