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DeKalb defined by Cornfest

By Ryan Janovic | August 28, 2017

DeKALB — Residents of DeKalb and neighboring towns gathered Friday for the 40th anniversary of Cornfest where men, women, children and dogs of all sizes were able to enjoy the food and atmosphere that embodies the town.The smell of burgers and ribs...

Pass/Fail: Corn fest and weekends on campus

By Faith Mellenthin | August 30, 2016

Pass: Corn Fest bring college and community togetherCorn Fest is DeKalb's annual free festival ended this past weekend in downtown DeKalb. With all the basics of a fun festival — carnival rides, live music and greasy, fried foods — the fest has...

Corn Fest 2015

Corn Fest 2015

By Hayley Montalvo | August 30, 2015

Brandon Thonen (left), Cassie Johnson (middle) and NIU employee Jeff Strohm on Friday at Corn Fest.

Community members celebrate Corn Fest 2015

Community members celebrate Corn Fest 2015

By Hayley Montalvo | August 30, 2015

Jonathan Jick (left), general manager for Athletics ticket sales, shows off an NIU frame while Morris White, assistant athletic director for Marketing and Game Experience, shows off the Athletics booth Friday at Corn Fest. Go to here for more information...

What’s going on in DeKalb this summer

By DeKalb Scene Staff | May 8, 2011

Just because school isn't in session doesn't mean that the world stops turning in DeKalb. If you're going to be in the area, here are some picks for upcoming shows from DeKalb Scene staffers. Chris Krapek, Staff Writer: .38 Special at CornFest, Aug. 27...