50 tons of Corn -- LIMITED TIME STAMP  LbNA # 33928 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateAug 8 2007
CountyLa Salle
LocationMendota, IL
Planted ByQuestar    
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50 Tons of Corn -- LIMITED TIME STAMP!!
Stamp will only be available during the Sweet Corn Festival, Aug 10-12, 2007

Tons of free, hot, buttered, delicious Del Monte sweet corn will be the highlight of the 60th annual Sweet Corn Festival to be held in Mendota, Illinois on August 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th.

The Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the gigantic undertaking of hosting over 60,000 visitors, who consume nearly 50 tons of sweet corn during the festival weekend.

Don't miss the excitement for the festival offers a variety of entertainment events for the entire family. The events take place primarily in the downtown area, and with the exception of the beer garden, have no admission fees or parking fees.

Free musical entertainment is in abundance. The Crafters Market Place and flea market features over 200 dealers in hand made crafts and unique merchandise. There is a Queen Pageant, beer garden with live bands, grand parade and a carnival with rides and games for both adults and children, plus much more.

The midways are lined with food booths, featuring a multitude of ethnic, regional and festival foods, but the "BIG EVENT" is the serving of the free Del Monte sweet corn on Sunday afternoon. For 60 years, it has been cooked to its golden goodness with the help of a vintage steam engine.

The good times are waiting, the welcome mat is out, come to Mendota for one of the Midwest's oldest and largest harvest festivals, the 60th annual Sweet Corn Festival!

The festival can get quit crowded, so you just might want to take a break a short bit from the activities. Head North on Main past all the carnival rides and past the Beer Garden. Between Chicago & Burlington on the east side you will find a perfect spot. A the farthest bench, look over your left shoulder and under will be your quest.