Corn Fest a hit for 35th year

By Deanna Frances

Corn Fest proved a success once again.

The annual three-day event was held Friday through Sunday at the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport, 3232 Pleasant St.

The entertainment began with carnival rides and games, food vendors and a beer garden with live performances. Artists such as PK & The Groove, Dot Dot Dot, Hi Infidelity and Neal McCoy hit the stage over the weekend, bringing a variety of music to the city.

Other events included a car show, a World War II B-25 Bomber display, bi-plane and helicopter rides and the memorial Chuck Siebrasse Corn Boil, where free corn-on-the cob was given out.

DeKalb residents and NIU students who attended had their own favorite parts of Corn Fest. One aspect many people enjoyed was, of course, the corn. DeKalb resident Ben Evans said the corn was by far the best part of the event.

Sophomore nursing major Casey Branch said, “The concerts at night are really good” and meeting people was the best part.

Branch’s fellow NIU cheerleaders, physical therapy major Alex Fatigati and communicative disorders major Jacalyn Segura, agreed.

“Corn Fest is coming in hot this year,” Branch said.