Sweet corn festival runs out of corn due to large crowd - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Sweet corn festival runs out of corn due to large crowd

Posted: Updated:

The weather was perfect for the 38th annual St. Jude's Sweet Corn Festival in Cedar Rapids. The family friendly event has plenty of carnival rides, games, and food.

Last week volunteers shucked 25,000 ears of the sweet corn the festival is named for. Organizers say they ran out of corn Saturday night, so they shucked another 3,600 and ran out again on Sunday.

There's been years where we've come close and I think one year where somebody remembered us shucking and cleaning some but never this early that I can remember," said Michael Glynn, Festival Chairperson."It's definitely our biggest year."

The festival is the church's largest fundraiser of the year. The money goes towards church programs and charities in Eastern Iowa.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KWWL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Sandy Youngblut at 319-291-1259. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.