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Sweet Corn Festival

Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14, 2016
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Nothing says summer like fresh-picked sweet corn! Lauritzen Gardens celebrates this backyard favorite and Nebraska’s agricultural jewel during the annual Sweet Corn Festival. Guests can enjoy a variety of activities, entertainment and plenty of delicious, locally grown sweet corn. They can hop on the hayrack ride, cool off with free samples of “Nebraska Sweet Corn” ice cream from Ted & Wally’s Premium Homemade Ice Cream, purchase freshly popped kettle corn and learn about corn (and other New World foods) through fun, educational activities.

Guests can also explore new ways to incorporate sweet corn during special cooking demonstrations. Live entertainment will be featured throughout the weekend and Hap Abraham Catering will offer fresh hot buttered corn, a variety of sweet corn items and other fresh fare from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Sweet Corn Festival is included with regular garden admission of $10/adults, $5/children ages 6-12. The event is free for garden members and children under six.

  • Sample three varieties of Nebraska sweet corn
  • From Avocado to Vanilla, taste a wide variety of foods that originated in the Americas
  • Take a fun, festive hayrack ride (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
  • Enjoy live music from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day
  • Watch antique farm implements shell corn the old fashioned way
  • Make your own cornhusk doll and learn about the origin of these toys
  • Participate in corny crafts for children
  • Learn the real definition of "Cornhusker"
  • Enjoy sweet corn ice cream samples from Ted & Wally's Premium Homemade Ice Cream

  • Watch cooking demonstrations featuring sweet corn and other New World Foods
  • Purchase freshly popped kettle corn, or a variety of food from the cafe.
  • Learn how to make herb butters to top your favorite corn
  • See the "Food from the Americas" exhibit, featuring foods that originated in the Western Hemisphere
  • Test your throwing arm at a game of corn chucking!
  • Walk through the "Maize Maze" in the children's garden
  • Look for corny jokes as you walk through the garden 
  • Watch as a local artisan constructs brooms from broom corn
  • Meet corn snakes and other specimens from the Nebraska Herpetological Society 
  • PLUS, other "corny" activities for all ages

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