Tuesday, August 5, 2008

It's Time for the Annual Sweet Corn Festival in Sun Prairie! (Sun Prairie Chamber Press Release)

Sun Prairie, Wisconsin will host the annual Sweet Corn Festival Thursday, August 14 through Sunday, August 17, 2008 at Angell Park, near the intersection of Highway 19 and Highway N. Over 100,000 people from around the Midwest attend the event that serves over 70 tons of sweet corn during the weekend.

A parade down Main Street begins the festivities at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. The event features a family entertainment stage, which includes attractions such as Jeremy Scott-Jazz artist, Bob Kann-juggling and magic, the Monona Academy of Dance, Lou Lepore-magic and comedy, Reach for the Stars Dance Company, and much more. Children will enjoy maneuvering the Circus Train, doing the Fire Engine Slide and the Giraffe Bounce as well as playing Mini-golf. The upper grounds features the rock-climbing wall, craft fair, petting zoo, fresh corn sales, quad power jump, beer shelter and more. Live performances by The Invaders on Friday night and Bob Rocks on Saturday night will provide adult entertainment. Carnival rides, games, helicopter rides, food and vendor booths will highlight the event as well. A special carnival attraction for children are wristband nights Thursday and Friday with unlimited rides from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for $18. Wrap up Corn Fest with Midget Auto racing on Sunday evening beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Sweet Corn is available Saturday and Sunday only, August 16 and 17, from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for $6.00 per tote box or $1.50 per single ear. Admission is $1.00 and parking is $5.00 and includes admission. Corn Festival buttons may be purchased on site for $1.50 and are valid for admission the entire weekend. Visit the Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce website for complete details at http://www.sunprairiechamber.com/. The Sweet Corn Festival is presented by General Casualty, The Star - Sun Prairie's Newspaper, and Triple M, WOLX, and Charlie FM.

Click here for more information from Sun Prairie Today.
Click here for coverage of the event at Madison.com.

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