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Iowa Sweet Corn Festival draws people to downtown Waterloo

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Eastern Iowans spent Saturday celebrating one of the many things the Hawkeye state is known for -- sweet corn.

The festival in downtown Waterloo's Riverloop Expo Plaza showcased sweet corn for just $1 per ear. Other menu items included local produce, BBQ ribs, ice cream, pies and gourmet popcorn.

While the corn fetish is nothing new to Iowans, it turns out it's not a foreign concept to out-of-state visitors either.

"Corn! It's all we've talked is eating corn and we found this, and he's ready to get corn and get chowing!" said Taradawn Hazen from Pennsylvania.

The festivities continue into Saturday evening, more information can be found here.

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