TROY — The Fulton Farms Sweet Corn Festival is a celebration of all things corn, as well as a family event with free activities for children and adults.
In its third year, the festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21 at the Fulton Farms Market, 2393 State Route 202 between Troy and Tipp City.
During the two-day event, visitors can enjoy fresh-roasted sweet corn from Fulton Farms, food trucks and ice cream vendors, free giant jumpys and children’s games, a “buy local” craft area, live music, corn shucking and corn-on-the-cob eating contests, Idle-Hour Ranch animals and more.
Along with Fulton Farms’ sweet corn, food vendors will include: Cumberland Kettle Corn, Mo’s Barbecue, Mulligan’s Pub, Simply Sweet Ice Cream, Susie’s Big Dipper and Tin Roof Mobile. Food vendors will be serving a variety of dishes that go with the roasted corn, including ribeye sandwiches, barbecue ribs and homemade ice cream — just to name a few.
Located on the front lawn of the market will be the Buy Local Craft Area. It contains vendors that either make, bake or grow their merchandise, or who are based in Miami County. Items for sale will include everything from olive oil and jewelry to wood art, home decor and baked goods.
The Family Area contains three giant inflatable jumpys and bounce houses (all free), a straw slide, animals from Idle-Hour Ranch and Fulton Farms, potato sack races, a photo booth (Sunday only), face painting and children’s activities. Additionally, children can enter corn shucking contests both days while adults can enter corn-on-the-cob eating contests. The contests are free to enter and prizes are awarded to the winners.
Last but not least, live music will be offered throughout both days of the festival, including performances by the Corndrinkers, Rip Rap Road, Larry Lyons and Steve “Crash” Worley.
Live music, free jumpys and free admission to the festival is made possible by festival sponsor Troy Carstar.
The festival is a collaboration of Fulton Farms, My Miami County.com and Troy Carstar.
For more information on the festival, call Matt at (937) 524-4276.