Backus Cornfest events to take place Aug. 11
The Backus Cornfest is cooking up good times Saturday, Aug. 11, with a money scramble, parade and fireworks along with other annual activities.
Following is a schedule of events:
8:30 a.m.: Parade lineup at Foothills Christian Academy; pre-registration is welcome but not required.
8 a.m-4 p.m.: Craft and vendor fair. Submit applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
10 a.m.: Treasure maps on sale.
11 a.m.: Cornfest Parade.
Noon-2 p.m.: Corn feed dinner with corn, ham, wild rice hotdish, potato salad and watermelon. Adults $10, kids 6-12 $5, kids 5 and younger free with paid adult.
Noon-3 p.m.: Kids games and prize table.
1 p.m.: Money scramble.
2 p.m.: Cake walk with minnow races at Willards and a bean bag and horseshoe tournament at the Backus Legion.
2-4 p.m.: Fishing contest.
3 p.m.: Corn eating contest; register at Foothills Christian Academy booth.
3 p.m.: Relay games.
4 p.m.: Tricycle races.
4-8 p.m.: Fish Bowl Tournament.
5-6 p.m.: Magic show, imaginick.
8 p.m.-midnight: Street dance and beer garden with music by Young Country.
8:45 p.m.: 50/50 raffle winner drawings during the band's first break.