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Sweet tasting corn at local festival


Crowds were expected to fill Fairborn Community Park eating corn on the cob and enjoying the second day of the 32nd annual Sweet Corn Festival.

Around 11:00 a.m. Sunday morning, people from Fairborn and beyond were already lined up for the food, beverages and events ready to get underway. Saturday hours were 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday’s hours were scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Speaking with the crowned Corn King, Fred Pumroy and Corn Queen, Sue Red of the 2013 festival, they related to the approximate 180 handmade arts and crafts booths and food vendors who are on hand for the event. The menu is the annual favorites of steamed cooked sweet corn, pork chop sandwiches, and fresh cut watermelon.

Pumroy said free entertainment is provided both days in the festival area. Parking and admission were also free.



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