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Backus Cornfest

August 15, 2018
Foothills Christian Academy took the "Under the Sea" theme biblical with this Red Sea float.
Backus Cornfest parade rocks 'Under the Sea' theme
August 15, 2018 - 4:00pm
August 9, 2018
A young gentleman tries his luck at the dime toss during the 2017 Backus Cornfest. Echo Journal file photo
Backus Cornfest events slated Saturday
August 9, 2018 - 6:00am
August 8, 2018
This old car was a 2017 Backus Cornfest parade entry. See more photos from the 2017 parade -
Backus Cornfest events to take place Aug. 11
August 8, 2018 - 4:00am
February 1, 2018
Bingo nights on tap as Backus Cornfest fundraiser
February 1, 2018 - 11:30am
October 27, 2017
Mariah Alderson, of Pequot Lakes, has her mother, Alisha Alderson, give her a scar to go with her costume during the Cornfest Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 21, in Backus. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal
Halloween activities abound at Backus festival
October 27, 2017 - 8:00am
October 20, 2017
Cornfest harvest festival slated Saturday
October 20, 2017 - 7:30am
August 17, 2017
This year during Cornfest, Chayna Mueller was named Miss Backus, Madison Abraham was named Miss Congeniality, Chawna Mueller was crowned princess. Second princess was Brianna Schmid with Brianna Alderson recognized as junior princess and Anna Van Heerden crowned second junior princess. Little Miss Backus this year is Hailey Rogers with second little miss Ellie Rogers and Little Mr. Tanner Van Heerden. Two little princesses this year were Myra Steffen and Mary Rogers.
Backus Senior Center wins best float at 2017 Cornfest
August 17, 2017 - 7:00am
August 9, 2017
Totally Awesome '80s is Backus Cornfest theme
August 9, 2017 - 6:00am
August 17, 2016
Always popular, the Backus Cornfest corn eating contest attracts entrants of many ages - like Ashley Pendzimas, 4, of Isanti - though most find the contest too much to stomach. See more photos on page A2 and online at Photo by Travis Grimlerplay button
Backus Cornfest is cornier than ever
August 17, 2016 - 11:42am
August 10, 2016
Pineandlakes File Photo
Backus Cornfest on tap Aug. 13
August 10, 2016 - 1:37pm
July 20, 2016
Backus Cornfest volunteers sought
July 20, 2016 - 10:52am
August 5, 2015
Backus' royal court this year is, King Mike and Queen Betty Nethercutt, along with Miss Backus Brittany Schmid, Junior Princess Debrin Popkes and Princess Sara Ford. Photo by Travis Grimler
Miss Backus wants to work in medicine
August 5, 2015 - 1:57pm
June 17, 2015
Bonnie Polo is part of the team that fights to keep the Backus Cornfest from fading into obscurity. For the past five years she has been the committees president. Photo by Travis Grimler
Cornfest is a labor of love for Polo
June 17, 2015 - 11:40am
August 11, 2014
Backus Cornfest 2014
August 11, 2014 - 10:47am
August 7, 2014
Tia Ford of Backus was crowned Miss Backus 2014. Photo by Travis Grimler
Lodin is Queen of Backus
August 7, 2014 - 2:58pm