Corn festival takes over Uptown Normal

By Alyssa Donovan

August 25, 2013 Updated Aug 25, 2013 at 10:49 PM CDT

NORMAL, Ill.-- Families and Illinois State students got an earful at the final summer fest in Normal.

The Sweet Corn Blues fest filled the streets of Uptown Normal as corn lovers young and old came out for the free event.
Folks lined the curbs chowing down on their cobs-- with the sweet sound of blues in the background.
Corn Fest Committee Chairman from Bloomington Kiwanis Robert Rees says the festival is about celebrating agriculture in Central Illinois.
Rees said, "We can't drive anywhere without seeing corn. So it's nice for the community particularly people who may not be involved with agriculture. To be able to get a little taste of this and get a little taste of the agriculture here in the area. And it's a lot of families a lot of students, older generation it's for everybody."

On Saturday the fest sold 8 tons of corn and by noon on Sunday, 6 more tons had been consumed.