The best sweet corn around is headed to Birmingham at the third annual Corn Festival scheduled for Sunday, August 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The celebration of one of Michigan’s sweetest harvests will include delicious samples, a petting farm, corn shelling, a children’s corn kernel pool, and free children’s craft provided by Happy Dino Playcare.
Samples of locally made corn-related products will be available throughout the event. Attendees will enjoy roasted sweet corn, popcorn, caramel corn, kettle corn, corn chips and corn bread. Shoppers can see and pet a variety of farm animals from Bowers School Traveling Farm. Expect to see rabbits, baby animals, a milking goat, pony and sheep.
“The top seller at this crowd-drawing event is always the roasted sweet corn,” said John Heiney, executive director of Birmingham’s Principal Shopping District. “The delicious smells, free samples and special activities add to the excitement at the festival.”
The Birmingham Farmers Market runs every Sunday through October 28, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The lively outdoor market is located in public Parking Lot 6 on the east side of N. Old Woodward (across from Salvatore Scallopini Restaurant and Booth Park). Every week the market offers fresh prepared foods, live music, a children’s craft area and more. Throughout the summer more than 70 booths will feature a diverse array of locally and regionally grown produce including organic vegetables, fruits, flowers and garden plants, plus baked goods, and some hand crafted items.
Shoppers can access the most up-to-date information about the market by “liking” the Birmingham Farmers Market Facebook page, following us on Twitter @BhamFarmMkt or visiting www.birminghamfarmersmarket.org. For information about other Birmingham events, “like” the EnjoyBirminghamNOW Facebook page, follow us on Twitter @EnjoyBhamNOW or call (248) 530-1200.