NOTHING CORNY HERE!

When was the last time you had a roasted ear of sweet corn smothered in butter?

Every spring right after the final frost, Ohio farmers begin to plant their fields of corn.  And every year, like the farmers, we wait.  We check it’s growth to see if the stalks are knee high by 4th of July.   We wait some more.  Then suddenly about mid-July, as if right on cue, ears of corn start to appear on the stalks.  The farmers begin to harvest their crops and Ohio celebrates another year’s corn harvest with local festivals.  This year why not plan to celebrate the harvesting of this Ohio crop by enjoying a local festival.  Remember it’s okay to get a little corny.

Below we have listed upcoming Ohio corn festivals.  The festivals are listed by date.  We have made every attempt to list accurate information.

MARIETTA SWEET CORN FESTIVAL
Dates: July 19-20, 2019
Time: July 19 5pm-9pm | July 20 11am – 8pm
Location: 300 Block of Front Street
Historic Downtown Marietta, OH
website


LODI SWEET CORN FESTIVAL 5K & FUN RUN
Date: July 20, 2019
Location:  Letha Field, Lodi, OH
Click here for more information.

The 5K Race / 1K Fun Run will begin in front of Lodi Family Center, 301 Mill Street, Lodi.  The Free Fun Run (1K) will begin at 8:15am with the 5K Race beginning at 8:30am.  Fee for the 5K is $25.  All proceeds benefit the Cloverleaf Cross Country Team and Colk Pack CC Scholarship Fund.

For visitor information visit
Medina County Convention & Visitors Bureau

 

(photo credit: Lodi Sweet Corn Festival)


STRASBURG CORN FEST
Date: July 26-27, 2019
Location: Strasburg-Franklin Park, Strasburg, OH
website

The family event, which is known throughout the county for it’s delicious, homemade food and superb entertainment, draws festival-goers from far and near.

 


KENT LIONS SWEET CORN FESTIVAL
Date: August 3-4, 2019
Time: Noon – 5pm
Location: Beckwith Orhcards Cider Mill, Kent, OH
Facebook page

Free admission & parking.  Live musical entertainment each day.
Vendors, Children’s Carnival Games Raffles.  Lions offering sausage sandwiches, hot dogs, boiled corn on cob and beverages.

 

For visitor information visit
Central Portage County VCB.

 





NORTH RIDGEVILLE CORN FESTIVAL 
Dates: August 9-11, 2019
Location:  between State Route 83 and Root Road on Bainbridge Road
North Ridgeville, OH 44039
website

The annual Corn Festival offers FREE admission, FREE entertainment,  and FREE parking.

 


HIDDEN VALLEY OLD FASHIONED FARM CORN FESTIVAL
Date: August 10, 2019
Time:  11am-3pm
Location:  5474 North State Route 48
Lebanon, Ohio 45036
Facebook page


SWANTON CORN FESTIVAL
Date: August 17, 2019
Location: Memorial Park, Main St., Swanton, OH 43558
website


FAIRBORN SWEET CORN FESTIVAL
Date: August 17-18, 2019
Time: Saturday 11am-7pm | Sunday 11am-6pm
Location: Community Park
691 E Dayton-Yellow Springs Road, Fairborn, OH
website

“This is a family-oriented event. There will be approximately 180 handmade arts and crafts booths and food vendors. You can enjoy the favorites such as steamed cooked sweet corn, BBQ chicken, pork chop sandwiches, and fresh cut watermelon. There will be art and crafts for everyone including candles, wood items, jewelry, watercolor and oil paintings, and much more.”


ST. ANTHONY CORN ROAST FESTIVAL
Dates: August 23 – 24, 2019
Location: 1300 Urban Dr., Columbus, OH 43229
Facebook event page.

Rides, food and games.

 


FULTON FARM SWEET CORN FESTIVAL
Date: August 24, 2019
Time: Saturday 11am to 7pm | Sunday 11am to 6pm.
Location: Fulton Farms Inc.
2393 OH-202, Troy, OH
Facebook event page.

“The Fulton Farms sweetcorn festival is a free family friendly event with plenty to offer for every member of the family! Come enjoy live entertainment, local craft vendors and food trucks, children’s play area, fresh produce, corn roast, farm animals, and much more.”


MILLERSPORT SWEET CORN FESTIVAL
Dates: August 28-31, 2019
Location:  2900 Chautauqua Blvd
Millersport, Ohio 43046
website

The Millersport Sweet Corn Festival offers concerts, rides, games, animals, tractor pulls, contests, prizes and more!

 


CLINTON COUNTY CORN FESTIVAL
Date: September 6-8, 2019
Location: Clinton County Fairgrounds
958 W Main St., Wilmington, OH  45177
website

Daily admission $4. Children under 12 are FREE

 


CORN & PUMPKIN FESTIVAL
Dates: October 5-6 and 12-13, 2019
Time: 9am-5pm
Location: Lake Metroparks Farmpark
8800 Euclid Chardon Rd (Rt 6), Kirtland, OH  44094
website

“Lake Metroparks Farmpark continues a tradition of celebrating the harvest season with the Corn & Pumpkin Festival. Help husk, shell and grind the corn, make handmade corn husk dolls and paint pumpkins (additional fee). Explore the three-acre corn maze.”

For visitor information visit
Remarkable Lake County Ohio

 

 

 


Pictured above:  Just picked ears of corn from Szalay’s Farm & Market, located in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

 

Article: Diane Rock
Rocky Hill | MyOhioFun.com
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