Backus Cornfest runs out of ribs thanks to crowd
Many noted the great crowd at the annual event.
BACKUS — The Backus Cornfest spiced up the annual corn feed Saturday, Aug. 13, with the addition of barbecue ribs to the traditional menu of corn on the cob, wild rice casserole and sides.
Organizer Rae Borst said the ribs sold out before 1 p.m., an hour early. Borst said they had prepared enough ribs for at least 150 diners, based on past years' attendance, making this year's crowd even larger.
Borst said participating groups and businesses were also pleasantly surprised by the turnout.
In addition to the new food option, the event had many favorites from years gone by, including a corn eating contest, treasure hunt, straw pile coin hunt, bean bag tournament, horseshoe tournament, fishing contest and more.
Travis Grimler is a staff writer for the Pineandlakes Echo Journal weekly newspaper in Pequot Lakes/Pine River. He may be reached at 218-855-5853 or email@example.com.