Our Town known as "Sweetcorn Capitol of the World"

Published 06/17 2013 03:12PM

Updated 06/17 2013 05:34PM

HOOPESTON -- Known as the Sweet Corn Capitol of the World, Our Town celebrates the title every year. This year is the 70th Annual Sweetcorn Festival. Organizers cook about 50 tons of the vegetable and serve it for free.

People can also enjoy carnival rides, a demolition derby and the National Sweetheart Pageant. It's an event hosted by Our Town, but enjoyed by many from all over. It's always held around Labor Day weekend at McFerren Park and hosted by the Hoopeston Jaycees.

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