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Friday, August 3, 2012

Gorge Yourself on Illinois Sweetcorn

The 37th annual Urbana Sweetcorn Festival will take place in the heart of Downtown Urbana, Illinois on Main Street between Race and Vine Streets on Friday, August 24 from 5-11pm and on Saturday, August 25, from 11am to 11pm. 

Each year this festival draws some 50,000 individuals from both the Champaign-Urbana and surrounding communities in Central Illinois. This festival is also the official welcome for incoming and returning University of Illinois students
The first Urbana Sweetcorn Festival was held in August 1975 in the Busey Bank parking lot in downtown Urbana. It was a community event put on by employees of Busey Bank. Since then the Sweetcorn Festival has continued to grow. The Urbana Business Association is now responsible for the planning of the festival, over the years adding a local car show, an expanded family area, live music on multiple stages, food, vendors, beer, in the heart of downtown Urbana.
All the local Illinois sweetcorn you can eat is the main attraction at this festival. There will also be live music both nights on two different stages from both regional and national headliners – Timmy D and Blind Justice, the Kilborn Alley Blues Band, Dr. Duke Tumatoe & the Power Trio, X-Krush, Firehouse, and Warrant. 
Car enthusiasts can look forward to the Motor Muster Car Show, a showcase of vintage automobiles. For children and families there are Action Inflatables, a rock climbing wall, indoor laser tag, pony rides, and a petting zoo along with all of the quality merchandise and delicious food from the Festival vendors.
Visit Urbana Business Association for details.
For more information about top events in Illinois take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Illinois.