Thursday, July 20, 2017 12:14 am
Summer’s sweetest festival
Sink your teeth into a delicious cob of sweet corn this weekend at the 44th annual Chatham Jaycees Sweet Corn Festival, a two-day celebration of food, family fun, athletic tournaments and live music. The festivities officially begin Friday at 5 p.m. with a Miss Sweet Corn pageant and soccer tournament, and continue through midnight with live music by After Sunset and X-Krush. Saturday’s fun begins bright and early, with all day soccer at 9 a.m., plus fitness demo and presentations throughout the day such as Zumba, dance, taekwondo, a volleyball tournament, bags tournament and more. Other Saturday highlights include a dunk tank, the Illinois Championship Cow Chip Throw, a whiskey tasting and live music from Take 10 and Broseph E. Lee. For more information about the Sweet Corn Festival, including a detailed schedule of events, visit http://chathamjaycees.net or find “Chatham Jaycees Sweet Corn Festival” on Facebook.
Chatham Jaycees Sweet Corn Festival
July 21-22, 5pm-12am Fri, 9-12am Sat
Chatham Community Park
Free admission; $3 donation for parking