2007-08-25 / News

It's Sweet Corn Festival time

MILLERSPORT - The 62nd annual Sweet Corn Festival returns August 29 to September 30.

Admission is free, with parking $7 per vehicle on Wed, Thurs. & Sat. before 3 p.m., $10 on Fri. & Sat. after 3:00 PM. Millersport is located 27 miles east of Columbus and 27 miles west of Zanesville on Ohio 204 just three miles south of I-70/State Route 37 exit. Event hours: Aug. 29 - Aug. 31: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sept. 1: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. For more information visit www.sweetcornfest.com.

Here's the four day event schedule.

Wednesday, August 29

• 5:30 p.m. - Founders' Commons: Corn Eating Contest (all ages)

• 6:00 p.m. - Grand Parade

• 7:00 p.m. - Founders' Commons: Three Wheeler Race

• 7:30 p.m. - Covered bridge area: Garden & Compact Tractor Tug Pull

• 7:30 p.m. - Hickory Grove: FairfieldBeach Karate School

• 7:45 p.m. - Main stage: High School Band Concert

• 8:00 p.m. - Founders' Commons: Area Media Corn Eating Contest

• 8:30 p.m. - Main stage: High School Band Concert

• 8:30 p.m. - Hickory Grove: Blue Grass Music

Thursday, August 30

• 5:30 p.m. - Founders' Commons: Corn Eating Contest (all ages)

• 6:00 p.m. - Hickory Grove: Conrad Cooper's Midwest Cloggers

• 7:00 p.m. - Founders' Commons: Hula Hoop Contest

• 7:00 p.m. - Covered bridge area: Antique Tractor Tug Pull (1959 and under)

• 7:00 p.m. - Hickory Grove: Harmony Country Dancers

• 7:30 p.m. - Main stage: Selection of 2007 Sweet Corn Sweetheart (Queen's Pageant)

• 8:00 p.m. - Founders' Commons: Ladies only Corn Eating Contest

• 8:30 p.m. - Hickory Grove: Blue Grass Music

• 9:00 p.m. - Main stage: Laker Pride Student Pep Rally

Friday, August 31 • 5:30 p.m. - Founders' Commons: Corn Eating Contest (all ages)

• 6:00 p.m. - Hickory Grove: Dance Explosion

• 7:00 p.m. - Founders' Commons: Area Lions Clubs Corn Eating Challenge

• 7:00 p.m. - Covered bridge area: Antique Tractor Tug Pull (1959 and under)

• 7:00 p.m. - Hickory Grove: JoAnne's Cloggers

• 8:30 p.m. - Main stage: Mel Tillis

• 8:30 p.m. - Hickory Grove: Wayne King Square Dance Band

Saturday, September 1

• 9:00 a.m. - Founders' Commons: 16th Annual Ken Keener Classic 5-K Run. Pre-race registration is $12, with race-day registration, starting at 7:15 p.m., at $15. Entry forms are available from race director Ken Keener at (740) 246-6101 or on-line at www.sweetcornfest.com.

• 12:00 p.m. - Founders' Commons: Kiddie Tractor Pull (classes by weight - 105 lbs. or 12 yrs. maximum)

• 12:30 p.m. - Hickory Grove: Square Dance Demonstration

• 3:00 p.m. - Covered bridge area: Antique Tractor Tug Pull (1959 and under)

• 3:00 p.m. - Hickory Grove: FairfieldBeach Karate School

• 3:30 p.m. - Founders' Commons: Corn Eating Contest (all ages)

• 5:00 p.m. - Hickory Grove: Conrad Cooper's Midwest Cloggers

• 6:00 p.m. - Founders' Commons: Outhouse Races

• 6:00 p.m. - Hickory Grove: Teay's River Cloggers, Wildfire Cloggers, Clog 4 U Cloggers, Country Crossroad Cloggers and Clooger Production number

• 8:00 p.m. - Main stage: Introduction of 2007 Sweet Corn Sweetheart and Court

• 8:00 p.m. - Founders' Commons: Grand Champion "Cob Cleaning" Corn Eating Contest (all previous 2006 winners)

• 8:30 p.m. - Main stage: Mark Wills

• 8:30 p.m. - Hickory Grove: Wayne King Square Dance Band

Roving entertainment from The Ragtime Strutters from 6 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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