Countdown to Corn Festival
A year of planning and work sessions will culminate when the 2010 A-maiz-ing Corn Festival kicks off on Friday at 6 p.m.
Food and craft vendors will open downtown with chili, corn bread, strawberry shortcake, pulled pork and sausage sandwiches, hot dogs, and pizza, just to name a few items.
At 7:15 p.m., the Roy and Pearl pageant will take place, as young folks compete for the title. Winners will receive $50 savings bonds, and will also lead the parade and greet visitors around town on Saturday.
From 6 to 8 p.m, the Fresh Cup Ensemble will play on the stage and The Ron Carrington Band will entertain from 8 to 11 p.m.
The Bubble Gum DJ will entertain children from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Friday near the Free Methodist Church on E. Main Street, and he will also be there on Saturday and Sunday.
From Church Street to Bates Street, a Kids' Cornival will provide plenty for the little ones to do. There will also be a petting zoo, pony rides, and games galore. The Otterbein Express Puppet Show will be presented in the Joy Hall from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Activities will include a storyteller, crafts, and even a chance to make a cornhusk doll.
Corn Maze Popular Event
A "must visit" site is Davis Field (follow the signs) where the Corn Maze will be open to visitors all three days. An intricate maze, designed and cut by Ian Ashbaugh, will once again "amaize" participants as they try to find their way through in record time
A Medieval Encampment will be set up near the maze where members will re-enact, not only daily life, but the "warring" life of medieval times.
Wagon rides to and from Davis Field may be picked up downtown at various times throughout the weekend.
The parade will begin at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, starting on Division St., turning onto Bates St, and ending at Youngsville High School. This year's parade will host several units of Shriners, as well as the Youngsville High School Band. Many churches, organizations, and businesses have entered floats, and motorcycle clubs (who will later compete in games on the bridge) will also ride in the parade.
Before the parade, the Free Methodist Church will be serving a pancake breakfast from 8 to10 a.m. at the Joy Hall.
New to Cornfest
Magician James Petrush will be astounding onlookers with his magic on stage, as well as on the street throughout the Cornfest this year. Also, the Buskers (street performers) will be located at various corners with comedy and musical acts.
The movies "Star Wars" will be shown, as compliments of the Kinzua Vacation Bureau. The movie will start at 9 p.m. at Davis Field, where popcorn and hot dogs, as well as soft drinks will be sold.
Events, times, and places are posted downtown. Maps of the area with a complete listing of bands, contests, etc. will be available at Corn Central.
Friday: 7 p.m. - Ecumenical Christian Vespers
Saturday: noon -3 p.m. - Motorcycle games
1 p.m. - Airplane rides at Brokenstraw Airport
2 p.m. - Tribute to veterans; parade awards; Community Service Awards; Mayoral Award to Mike Shine; also, sanctioned Turkey Calling Contest, as well as many, many other games and contests.
Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - Sermon on the Mount, Cowboy Church by Miracle Mountain Ranch
11 a.m. - Car Cruise- in
3 p.m. - Awards