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The Lowcountry Strawberry Festival at Boone Hall Plantation



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Boone Hall Plantation
Mt. Pleasant, SC

The Lowcountry Strawberry Festival at Boone Hall Plantation continues to be one of the most popular events held in the South Carolina Lowcountry each spring. The 2009 edition set a new attendance record with over 10,500 guests of all ages in attendance. As the popularity of this festival grows, Boone Hall is committed to meeting the challenge of growing the event as well.
The marketing phrase, "bigger and better," often is overused, but the 2010 version of this two day family festival, promises to deliver.

This year, The Lowcountry Strawberry Festival introduces "Farm Land," which will be staged in the area used in the fall for The Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch. Main features of this dynamic addition to the event will include magic shows, pig races, the largest jump pillow in the state, animals kids love to feed, and a play area. Check the lower right side of this page for scheduled show times of staged events.

The number of amusement rides continues to grow along with a number of games. There will be juggling, face painting, and more musical performers than ever before. The popular Pie Eating and Recipe Contests return, with winners walking away with some great prizes. The list goes on and on. Entries for the Pie Eating Contests will be taken at the event.

The Miss Berry Princess Contest will again will be sponsored by:
Caroline Ham
Little Princess Tea Parties
www.littleprincesstea.com
littleprincesstea@hotmail.com
693-0906
If you are interested in entering your child, please contact Caroline Ham at the email address or phone number listed above by Thursday April 15th.

And no visit to Boone Hall during this festival would be complete without a chance for the family to pick their own strawberries from our U-Pick fields. Covers were used to protect this year's strawberry crop from unusually cold temperatures, so our fields should be ripe and ready. Strawberries will be paid for by the pound.

U-Picking of strawberries is very popular at Boone Hall in the spring with families, school groups, and visitors from all parts of the state. Strawberries from our U-Pick fields should be available this year until June. For current U-Pick info, call our Produce Information Line at 843-856-5366.

A number of exhibits and retail vendors will be on hand at the event as well. Interested exhibit and retail vendors should contact jenniferc@boonehallplantation.com.

Schedule For Entertainment Tent:
Saturday
10am - Gates Open
11am - 1:30pm - Frank Royster and Yellow Submarine - live music
1:45pm - 2:00pm - Recipe Contest awards
2:15pm - 2:45pm - Pie Eating Contest
3pm - 5:30pm - Tropical Flavor - live musical performance
6pm - Gates Close
Sunday
12pm Gates Open
12:00pm - 1:15 - All Purpose Remedy - live musical performance
1:30 - 2:30 - Little Miss Berry Princess Contest
2:45 - 4:15 - The Coppertones - live musical performance
4:30 - 5:00 - Pie Eating Contest
5:00 - 6:00 - Wando High School Jazz Band
6pm - Festival Ends
Schedule of events is subject to change without notice.
2010 Dates: Saturday April 17th - 10am-6pm - Sunday April 18th - 12noon-6pm
Admission - Adults - $5 Children 3-12 - $3
2 and Under Admitted Free With Adult

EVENT LOCATION: Entrance is on Hwy.17 in North Mt. Pleasant – ½ mile past Long Point Rd.

Advance Tickets Are On Sale At East Shore Athletic Club Locations and at Boone Hall Farms Market on Hwy. 17 North in Mt. Pleasant.
Tickets can also be purchased at the entrance to the event.


Amusement Rides At The 2010 Festival Include:
• Ferris Wheel
• Carrousel
• Thomas the Train
• Berry-Go-Round
• Slide
• Swings
• Hog Drop (Bullet)
• Kid's Helicopter Ride
• Hayride Shuttle
• Plantation Tour Tram
• Jumping Pillow
NOTE: Amusement rides and food vendors wiil require additional tickets that will be available for purchase at the event. Rides and food are not included in the price for admission.

Bonus Attractions Included With Admission:

* Magic Shows - Magician John Tudor will be performing
30-40 minute staged magic shows 3 times each day.
Show times - Saturday - 11:30am - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Sunday - 1pm - 3pm - 5pm.

* Clown Ryan Neal will be making free balloon animals
for the kids on Sat. from 12pm-3pm and Sunday 1pm-4pm.

* Hogway Speedway - pig races - check at event for times

* All live musical performances featured during the festival.

* Juggler Ben Mathews will be performing continuously around the
grounds Saturday and Sunday from 2pm-5pm.

* Antique Tractor Exhibit will be on display during entire event.

* Farm Land play area and animal feeding.

See Event Details and Schedule at www.boonehallplantation.com