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Eden Corn Festival: your guide to free summer fun in the southtowns

Posted at 2:57 PM, Jul 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-31 14:57:41-04

EDEN, N.Y. (WKBW) — Can you believe it? The Eden Corn Festival is already here! The festival kicks off on Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. on Legion Drive, off Route 62 in Eden.


  • Thursday, 8/1 3 - 11 p.m.
  • Friday, 8/2 3 - 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, 8/3 Noon - 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, 8/4 Noon - 10 p.m.

Run for the Corn
Friday - Registration at 5 p.m., race starts at 6:30 p.m.
The Run for the Corn offers two courses, a 2.2-mile short course and a 3.8-mile long course. Races start together, and divide later in the course. The course includes woods trails and school lawns that border the Eden Corn Fesival grounds. The entry fee is $20, parking is $5. Proceeds from the parking fee benefit Eden All Sports Boosters. All runners get a buttered ear of sweet corn after the race.

Festival Highlights
Hometown Pet Show - Thursday at 6pm
Horseshoes Contest - Saturday at 12pm (Registration 11am)
Tractor Pulling Contest - Saturday at 2pm
Corn Husking Contest - Saturday at 1pm
Corn Eating Contest - Saturday at 2:30pm
Corn Growers' Competition - Saturday at 5:30pm
Parade - Sunday at 12pm
Auto Show - Sunday at 12pm (Registration 8am)
Car Show Award Presentations - Sunday at 3:30pm
Corn Hole Competition - Sunday at 3pm (Registration at 12:30pm)
Karaoke - Thursday at 8:30pm
Live Bands - Friday at 3, 7pm; Saturday at 4, 8pm; Sunday at 3, 7pm
Chain Saw Demonstrations - Chainsaw Artist Jimmy Keller, Thursday 6, 9pm; Friday 4, 7, 9pm; Saturday 2, 6, 8, 10pm; Sunday 2, 4, 6pm
Mr. Roboto, 9 foot tall Robot Show, Thursday thru Sunday, Times TBA

The festival recommends looking for parking as soon as you see the ShurFine Food Mart on Route 62.