The history of the Corn Festival is rich with music. The festival has welcomed performances from artists such as Phil Vassar, Travis Tritt, Joan Jett, Night Ranger, Leon Russell, Koko Taylor, and Jefferson Starship. The festival has also showcased local artists like Lo Brooks, Junior Wells, and Eddie Money.
Old Fashioned Corn Roast Festival
The Old Fashioned Corn Roast Festival in Loveland, Colorado is one of the oldest and most popular events of the summer. The event celebrates the history of corn and the harvest. Corn was a valuable commodity to the early settlers and was used in both cooking and trade. The festival has become a tradition with over 2,000 attendees.
The Old Fashioned Corn Roast Festival is held the first weekend in August in downtown Loveland. This annual event features corn eating contests, a parade, a beer garden and dozens of vendors. It is a family-friendly event, with live music and activities for kids and adults alike.
La Habra’s Corn Festival Parade
The Corn Festival Parade in La Habra, California, is one of the oldest summer parades in Southern California. It features a marching band, equestrian groups, floats, and celebrity appearances. Thousands of spectators line La Habra Boulevard to watch the parade.
The La Habra Corn Festival has been a tradition for more than 65 years. The parade was originally a cookout and dance and has evolved into one of the city’s biggest fundraisers. This festival raises money for local non-profit organizations, such as the La Habra Kiwanis Club and Job’s Daughters. It also provides residents with the chance to participate in a variety of contests and win prizes.
Bixby Green Corn Festival
Bixby, Oklahoma, celebrates its agricultural heritage with the Bixby Green Corn Festival, which begins today. This summertime event dates back to the days after World War II when farmers were eager to celebrate their good harvests. It features arts and crafts, live music, a pageant, and a carnival. There are also contests and food vendors. On Saturday, the festival will also feature a Green Corn Parade.
The festival is sponsored by the Optimist Club of Bixby, OK. It is held on June 24 through 26 in the New Charley Young Event Park. Live music and a talent show will be featured on Friday night, and there will be a corn hole tournament Saturday afternoon. Proceeds from the festival will benefit Optimist scholarship programs and other youth-oriented programs throughout the year.
Hoopeston Sweetcorn Festival
The Hoopeston Sweetcorn Festival began in 1940 when local canning companies sought to raise money for the community by hosting a festival. These businesses asked young women who were involved in the canning industry to participate. It was later renamed to the National Sweetcorn Festival and ran for several years until World War II curtailed the event. These days, the festival is sponsored by the Hoopeston Jaycees and runs from the end of August to Labor Day.
Today, the festival is held every year in Hoopeston, IL and surrounding communities. The town was founded in 1871 and is still a small farming community that values community, agriculture and family. Many of the businesses in town are involved in the agricultural industry. Each year, the National Sweet Corn Festival draws thousands of people to the town to enjoy the local sweet corn.
Larimer County Fair
Larimer County Fair was first held in 1909. The number of attendees and participation increased year by year. By 1920, the fair had over 5,000 participants. The fair soon began attracting youth clubs. In 1924, these clubs became 4-H clubs, which required that participants wear a uniform and complete a 4-H project.
The fairgrounds were moved three times during its history. It was originally held on a 40-acre parcel on Lemay Avenue, where Poudre Valley Hospital stands today. The fair was held here from 1879 until 1891, when financial problems forced the fair to move to a new location.
North Ridgeville Corn Festival
The North Ridgeville Corn Festival has been around since the 1970s and is an important tradition in the community. It is an annual event held the second weekend in August in which thousands of ears of corn are roasted and steamed. The festival is a way for the city to raise money for community projects.
The festival is free to attend and takes place on Bainbridge Road between Root Road and State Route 83. There are various activities for families to enjoy during the three-day festival. Highlights include a corn eating contest, live music, a car show, a horseshoe tournament, rides, and crafts.