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Darien hosting Cornfest this weekend

Darien’s 47th Annual Cornfest is Sept. 7-9

(Published Sept. 5, 2007, 4:32 p.m.)

Darien’s West Park will host the weekend’s events beginning Friday with the Princess Pageant at the Fire Station, followed by live music by Neutral Zone from 8 p.m.-midnight and fireworks at 9 p.m.

Saturday will include the Men’s Softball, Tug-of-War, Volleyball, Hammerschlagen and Horseshoe tournaments; Punt, Kick and Pass, Corn Eating, Milk Chugging and Bingo contests; and the Stock and Hot Rod Tractor Pulls all day long.

The Walworth County Cloggers, carnival rides, games and wristband specials add to the fun.

Live music by the Blue Olives kicks off at noon and the Freebirds begin at 8 p.m. on Saturday.

On Sunday’s the Men’s Softball Tournament concludes, carnival rides and games continue, as do the Horseshoe and Bingo tournaments. The Liberty Bike Ride Honoring Servicemen begins at 12:15 p.m. followed by the parade at 1 p.m.

 

Friday, Sept. 7

Princess Pageant at the Fire Station
Fireworks at dusk
Live music by Neutral Zone – 8 p.m.-midnight

 

Saturday, Sept. 8

32 Team Men’s Softball Tournament
Merchandise and crafts
Corn Cookoff (Bring dishes at 10 a.m., judging at 1 p.m.)
Bingo – 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Carnival rides and games (Wristband special from noon – 4 p.m.)
Tug-of-War Tournament – noon
Live music by The Blue Olives – noon-4 p.m.
Volleyball Tournament
Horseshoe Tournament (Registration at 11:30 a.m.)
Stock and Hot Rod Tractor Pull – 12:30 p.m.
Punt, Kick and Pass Contest (Ages 8 - 14) – 2 p.m.
Free sweet corn – 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Corn Eating Contest – 4 p.m.
Milk Chug Contest – 4:30 p.m.
Walworth County Cloggers – 5 p.m.
Live music by The Freebirds – 8 p.m.-midnight
Hammerschlagen

Sunday, Sept. 9

32 Team Men’s Softball Tournament
Merchandise and Crafts
Bingo – 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Carnival Rides and Games
Horseshoe Tournament (Registration: 11:30 a.m.)
Liberty Bike Ride Honoring Servicemen – 12:15 p.m.
Stock and Hot Rod Tractor Pull – 12:30 pm
Parade – 1 p.m.
Free sweet corn – 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Auction – 4 p.m.
Raffle drawing following Auction

 

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