The 14th annual Sweet Corn Fiesta
April 27, 2014 –
Who/What: The 14th annual Sweet Corn Fiesta
Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy some of the best locally grown sweet corn, watch amateurs and professionals chow down during a competitive corn eating contest, and partake in a number of other outdoor festivities. More than 4,000 visitors are expected to attend.
When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun., April 27
Background: The Sweet Corn Fiesta celebrates Palm Beach County’s heritage as the “corn capital of the world.” Palm Beach County grows more sweet corn than any other country in the world. Local farmers cultivate more than 27,000 acres yearly. Few counties grow half that acreage. With a shelf life of a week to 10 days, the local yield is quickly shipped to supermarkets throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. The Sweet Corn Fiesta is an outreach activity of the Western Palm Beach County Farm Bureau and is made possible by sponsors and volunteers. Proceeds go to agriculture education and advocacy and to Glades area food banks. For more information, call 561-996-0343 or visit the website, http://www.sweetcornfiesta.com.