The Sweet Corn Festival is a yearly occasion that happens in all through the Midwest on the end of the prior week schools continue session amid the mid year months. The celebrations offer an assortment of stock, from fresh corn and other sustenance sold by merchants and in addition slows down that pitch anything from gems to CDs. A portion of the merchants originate from out of state to set up their slows down for the celebration. The occasion likewise has unrecorded music performed by neighborhood groups and craftsmen. Areas that have Sweet Corn Festivals include: West Point, Iowa, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Adel, Iowa, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Chatham, Illinois, and Hoopeston, Illinois.
The Hoopeston National Sweetcorn Festival has been a ceaseless celebration since 1938. The Hoopeston Jaycees have been the fundamental patron for more than 70 Years. The Festival incorporates a significant number of the exercises said above, and also a show called "The National Sweetheart Pageant" which is formally authorized by the Miss America Pageant. Eight contenders from the NSP have progressed toward becoming Miss America.
Refering to an agreement change inside the Miss America Organization, candidates will never again have the capacity to take part in the two events. The celebration does not charge for sweetcorn, but instead gives away in excess of 50 tons of corn every year. The corn is cooked onsight at Cole Titterington Park in Hoopeston, simply off Route 1 by the steam created from a vintage steam motor that was once utilized in the fields encompassing Hoopeston.