THIS SUNDAY: Sweet Corn Fiesta

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Last Sunday in April to feature 22 nd annual Sweet Corn Fiesta
Who/What: South Florida Sweet Corn Fiesta, presented by the Western Palm Beach
County Farm Bureau, celebrates Palm Beach County’s heritage as the “Sweet Corn
Capital of the World.” Palm Beach County grows more sweet corn than any other
county in the U.S. Local farmers cultivate more than 27,000 acres yearly.
When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, April 24. Major League Eating contest: 3 p.m.
Where: Yesteryear Village, South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd.
Highlights of this affordable family fun day:
• Freshly harvested corn, grown locally and prepared hot and buttery, along with other
summertime foods.
• Children’s games and all-day ride wristbands for the Kid Zone
• Green market, live music and contests in corn shucking and corn eating.
• National Sweet Corn Eating Championship, presented and sanctioned by the International
Federation of Competitive Eaters, Inc. (IFOCE). During this demanding competition, Major
League Eaters from across the country will challenge themselves by consuming ears of
Florida sweet corn for 12 minutes. At last year’s event, Gideon Oji was the grand winner by
eating 57 ears, which tied his 2019 winning total. He and the other competitors will attempt
to top Carmen Cincotti’s world record of 61.75 ears in 12 minutes. The total prize purse is
$6,100. 1st – $2,500, 2nd – $1,500, 3rd – $1000, 4th – $600, 5th – $300, 6th – $200. The
IFOCE also hosts the Hot Dog Eating Contest in New York on July 4.
Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12, and free to kids 5 years old and
younger. Parking is free. Proceeds benefit agriculture education/advocacy and Glades
area food banks.
Public Information: Call (561) 996-0343 or go to http://www.sweetcornfiesta.com.

Corn eating contests among both amateur and professional eaters are part of the fun at the Sweet Corn Fiesta.