The Ottumwa Courier

Southeast Iowa

September 9, 2013

Celebrate 109th Corn Carnival with new exhibits, activities


Blakesburg Corn Carnival 2013 schedule of events Vendors and exhibits will be at the Blakesburg Elementary School, located on Monroe/Wapello County Line Highway at south edge of Blakesburg, from 3-9 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. There will be free entertainment in the park each evening. Thursday: 4-6 p.m. Antique Evaluations in the Museum at 205 N. Main St. 4-7 p.m. Biggest pumpkin, longest gourd, tallest corn stalk entries taken at post office. Prizes awarded at 7 p.m. 5-7 p.m. Dinner in the park. Menu includes pork chops on a stick, applesauce, hot dogs on a bun, baked beans, sweet corn and drinks. Tables provided. Bring your own lawn chairs. 5 p.m. Next Generation Shows Midway 5:30 p.m. Welcome program in the park featuring Blakesburg Mayor Jason Myers and special guests 5:45-7 p.m. Chicken Bingo 7-8 p.m. Elvis impersonator Bruce Buttel Dusk. Raffle drawing Friday: 10 a.m., 8 p.m. Japanese Bonsai and Our Nation's 27 Official Flags 11 a.m. Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont High School Marching Band, one of the best in the state, at Blakesburg Elementary School. Bring your own lawn chairs. 1 p.m. Midway opens 1-6 p.m. Off Our Farm petting zoo in the park 1 p.m. to dusk Pony rides 2 p.m. Friends of the Library Coin Toss 2:45 p.m. Coins in the Corn for Kids 3-8 Barnyard Billie in Blakesburg Park 3-6:30 p.m. Antique Evaluations in the museum 3:30 Book walk, Book Sale, Bake Sale in front of the Library 4 p.m. Rubber Chicken Throwing Contest 4:30 p.m. Corn Husking Contest 5-8 p.m. Carnival wristbands. Purchase wristband at Ticket Box for $20 5-7 p.m. Art Contest winner Cassie Leffler autographs 2013 Corn Carnival T-shirts at the elementary school 6:30 p.m. Kiddie Parade, "Future Working Americans" theme 6:30 p.m. Dennis Glosser Memorial Cribbage Tournament at the elementary school 7 p.m. Free entertainment in the park with Kross Kountry 7:30 p.m. Cake walk on High Street 9:30 p.m. Raffle drawing 10 p.m. Fireworks Saturday 7-10 a.m. United Methodist Church breakfast and bake sale 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Todd Harter Memorial Car Show, rain or shine, with awards at 3 p.m. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Vendors at elementary school 10 a.m., 8 p.m. Japanese Bonsai and Our Nation's 27 Official Flags exhibit 11 a.m. Parade. Rregistration and line-up begins at 10 a.m. Noon to 5 p.m. Antique Evaluations in the museum Noon to 1:30 p.m. Don Sandifer Antique Tractor Show, rain or shine, with awards at 1:30 p.m. Noon to dusk Pony rides Noon Midway opens 12:30 p.m Games in the park for all ages Noon to 5 p.m. Antique evaluations in the museum 2-4 p.m. Art contest winner Cassie Leffler autographs 2013 Corn Carnival T-shirts at the elementary school 2 p.m. Friends of the Library Coin Toss 2:30 Kiddie Tractor Pull 4-6 p.m. Singer/Songwriter Greg Helton on stage in the park 4 p.m. Chicken Bingo 4 p.m. Bathtub races on State Street 4:45 p.m. Announce winners of Count the Corn Kernels, Coloring and Corn Dish contests 5 p.m. Coins in the corn for kids 6 p.m. Cake Walk on High Street 7 p.m. Free entertainment in the park with Jennifer Handling and the Revolution 9:30 p.m. Raffle Drawing for $1,000, $500 and many other items

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