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GLT Datebook: Sweet Corn Blues Festival

Aug 20, 2016

Mmmmmm...fresh sweet corn!
Credit Andrew Malone / Flickr via Creative Commons

Uptown Normal hosts not-your-average harvest festival, Saturday and Sunday, August 27 & 28.  It's the Sweet Corn Blues Festival, featuring over 20 tons of fresh sweet corn and two days of live blues on the CEFCU stage.

  • Joe Tulley, Uptown Manager for the Town of Normal said the festival is designed to be a down home citizen oriented event.
  • The corn is available fresh cooked and slathered in butter, or you can grab a bag of ears to take home and cook.  The corn is picked fresh the morning of the festival, which is 10 to 5 on Saturday and 11 to 4 on Sunday.
  • There's a drive-up area on Broadway so you don't even have to park your car to pick up some fresh sweet corn.
  • Valet bike parking is available for cyclists.  
  • Sunday features a corn eating contest, with separate contests for adults and kids.