Sweet Corn Fiesta
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Sweet Corn Fiesta

Date: Apr 28, 2024
Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12, and free to kids 5 years old and younger. Parking is free.
Freshly harvested corn, grown locally and prepared hot and buttery, is what the Sweet Corn Fiesta is all about. Now it its 24th year, the one day only event will be held Sunday, April 28 in Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fairgrounds.
Palm Beach County grows more sweet corn than any other county in the U.S. Local farmers cultivate more than 27,000 acres annually. That’s cause for celebration, the impetus behind the fiesta, letting residents know the importance of this crop.
The event will feature live music by two bands — Andrew Morris Band and Krystal River Band — along with a green market, children’s games, and corn shucking and corn eating contests.

Proceeds benefit agriculture education/advocacy programs and Glades area food banks.
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The event culminates with the National Sweet Corn Eating Championship presented and sanctioned by the International Federation of Competitive Eaters, Inc. During this grueling yet quick competition, Major League Eaters from across the country challenge themselves by consuming Florida sweet corn ears for 12 minutes. The total prize purse is $6,100 broken down as follows: 1st - $2,500, 2nd - $1,500, 3rd - $1000, 4th - $600, 5th - $300, 6th - $200.
Last year marked the rise of a new corn queen, Miki Sudo, consuming a jaw-dropping total of 52 ears of corn in just 12 minutes. She dethroned the 2022 champion, Gideon Oji, by just half an ear of corn. Carmen Cincotti holds the world record of 61.75 ears.
For those who can’t attend the Sweet Corn Fiesta, boxes of sweet corn will be available just outside of the entry gates for $25. One box holds about 48 ears. Attendees may purchase the same size box for $20.
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