The 68th annual Sweet Corn Festival in Millersport concluded this evening.
The festival which started Wednesday serviced over 100,000 people from all over the region. The Millersport Lion’s Club hosts the festival every year. Over the past four days The Lion’s Club served over 100,000 ears of sweet corn. All the corn served is grown in Ohio. Dan Booze the assistant chairman for the festival said that they promote a family atmoshere.
"I think what makes us special is if you just look around at the trees, the grove that makes it very refreshing, country like. It’s a family focused festival," Booze said.
While the Lion’s Club serves all the corn, many other vendors are set up at the festival. The cake donut vender which Booze said is one of the best kept secrets of the festival had record sales this year. Booze added that one of the best things about this year’s festival is the weather.
Booze joked that, "the weather has been our biggest success. We’re very happy with the weather. That’s our enemy, so mother nature has been very kind to us. We’ve got beautiful weather."
One unique aspect of The Sweet Corn Festival is the way that they husk all of the corn. We’ll have that story tomorrow night at 11.