WASHINGTON COUNTY– Join the crowd and take the short trip to Enterprise for the annual Corn Festival that will be held on Aug. 27 this year.
The exhibits open at 10 a.m. and will be located at the Enterprise Elementary School, 200 S. 100 E., and at the adjoining city park. An estimated 3-5,000 people attend the happenings each year.
“It’s like I-15 on Highway 18 going to Enterprise on that day,” Festival Chairman David Hall said.
The first event of the day is a1/5K fun run, followed by breakfast at the elementary school. Throughout the day there is live entertainment, exhibits, a softball and volleyball tournament, and the car show.
This year, the event showcases a melodrama created and presented by the citizens of Enterprise. The play will be held in the multi-purpose room at the elementary school. It will be presented a few times throughout the day and the times will be posted at the corn festival.
“[The play] is something we have not done for years,” Hall said. “They used to do it when the corn fest originally started, and stopped for about 10 years. So we are bringing it back and it is going to be fun.”
Even though the exhibits close at 6 p.m., there will be a Dutch oven dinner and dance held that evening until 11 p.m. The band featured at this year’s dance is Muddy Boots. There will also be other musical entertainment that will participate in the Battle of the Bands, otherwise known as the “Corn Stalk.”
“The best part is always the corn, and the best event is either the Dutch oven dinner held that night, or the car show because we get over 100 cars up for the [the car show],” Hall said.
All of the proceeds of the event go toward the elementary school and city park. Many of the booths are sponsored by local school groups and families, and the basketball team booster club sponsors the Dutch oven dinner.
“We will raise anywhere from $10-$15,000 that will stay in the community,” Hall said.
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