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Youngsville’s Corn Festival

The 4th annual Youngsville Corn Festival is being held this weekend (August 21-23). What does the corn festival celebrate? Yes, you guessed correctly. The corn festival celebrates corn. Bob and I rode to Youngsville yesterday afternoon to check out the corn festival. It was our first time at the festival.

When we arrived at the corn festival a country band was just finishing up its concert. Spectators sat on hay bales, listening to the concert.

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We walked from one end of the festival to the other end of the festival (perhaps the length of a city block). As we walked, we saw several arts and crafts booths set up along the street as well food tents.

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We saw a few motorcycles that were adorned with scarecrows. We assumed that the motorcycles had been in the parade, which had been held earlier in the day.

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We returned to the stage area just as the Corny Talent Contest began. We heard a girl make sounds like a squirrel. I photographed the Youngsville cheerleaders, as they performed their corny talent.

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The girl on top has an ear of corn in her mouth.

On the schedule for 3:30PM was a turkey calling contest. We didn’t stay for the contest. As we were leaving, though, I think we saw the turkey to be called during that contest.

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As I cannot say it better, I will end this blog post with a quote from Friday’s edition of the Warren Times Observer.

“One of the great things about living in a place like Warren County is watching small communities pull together to promote themselves and have a good time in the process. There is hardly a crossroads in Warren County that doesn’t have, at some point in the year, a celebration, a party or a commemoration. This weekend it’s Youngsville’s turn to celebrate corn. Earlier this summer Sheffield threw its annual Firemen’s Festival and this fall will host another Johnnie Appleseed Festival. Russell holds a Jubilee. Cherry Grove celebrates chili, and of course, Warren holds its homage to barbecue and a week-long Independence Day party. There are others as well, too numerous to mention here. In between these events are the smaller ones. There is a common thread to these events. They are born out of a desire to better one’s place in this world, to join with neighbors and invite guests for a bit of fun and relaxation. They also portray what makes a place unique.”

3 Responses to “Youngsville’s Corn Festival”

  1. luvmyboys

    What a great place to live! It seems like there is always something to celebrate (and they celebrate my all-time favorites – FOOD! LOL!). Your community seems like they really care about eachother and it shows in that article and through your pictures.

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  2. Denise

    What a great day that must have been and I love the fact that you added the article at the end of your post. I also enjoyed your photos very much. You and I have something else in common, we both have Azaleas in our garden but I don't have very many other flowers. I am already daydreaming about planting something new in our garden next year 🙂

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  3. Mark Kreider

    I love the hometown atmosphere and true sense of place that is so apparent here. Everyone looks so comfortable and content.

    Reply

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