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Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:11 am

How sweet it is

 

It’s finally back – the annual opportunity to fling desiccated dung of the cow variety. The Chatham Jaycees Sweet Corn Festival just wouldn’t be the same without the familiar flat trailer loaded with local, freshly harvested dry cow chips all waiting for their moment in the sun – to be a part of the Illinois Championship Cow Chip Throw.  It is what they were born and bred to do.  Because, this is more than just a sweet corn festival, although you wouldn’t know that by its name.  Sure, it is a festival with all the trappings – live music, sports events and demos, dance performances, a pageant and lots of food. And, sure, the sweet corn plays a starring role – it even has its own pre-festival shucking event (to be fair, the cows have a pre-festival event, too, but it is not advertised). But, the real draw is the cow chips and the Illinois Championship Cow Chip Throw takes place Saturday at 2 p.m.  So, enjoy and let the chips fall where they may. chathamjaycees.net.

The Chatham Jaycees 46th Annual Sweet Corn Festival
Fri, July 19 5-11:45pm
Sat, July 20
9:00am-11:45pm
Chatham Community Park
731 S. Main St.
Chatham


8th Annual Kids Triathlon
Sat, July 20, 8:30-11am
Lincoln Park
Nelson Center
1601 N. Fifth St.
217-622-5252

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