Feast on a bounty of corn-centric delicacies and take part in a bevy of hands-on, corn-related activities at the Lower Hudson Valley's only corn festival.
Play games like Konk a Crow and Ring a Cob in the CORNival area. Compete in corn shucking races and learn how to make a corn husk doll. Enjoy both historic and modern cooking demonstrations (using corn as the main ingredient, of course), and discover the irresistible charm of English country dancing in the barn. Traverse a kid-sized mini maize maze and design a one-of-a-kind scarecrow. Tour the 18th-century Manor House and Mill, and watch how corn is ground on a quern stone. Enjoy live folk music.
Other maize-inspired food selections include cornbread, corn salsa and chips, and corn chili, plus sweet corn ice cream from the Blue Pig and draft beers and draft root beer from Captain Lawrence Brewery.
10am to 5pm
$16; $12 for seniors; $8 for children 3-17.
Free for members and children under 3.
Prices are $2 per ticket higher onsite.
Schedule of Activities
Broom Making - Made by hand with broom corn. Children make a mini to take home.
Activity Center - Watch demonstrations of historic cooking (Closed 1-1:30pm)
Mini Maize Maze - Kids wander through a maze that is tall enough to present a challenge, but low enough that parents can give them guidance
CORNival Games - Participate in a variety of corn-inspired games: Konk a Crow, Ring a Cob, Corn Run, and a Mini Cornhole Tournament
Make-Your-Own Scarecrow - Design a one-of-a-kind scarecrow, then take a picture with your creation
Three Sisters Sorting - Don’t spill the beans, but have fun sorting them by type, size, and color
Make a Cornhusk Doll - Create a doll from cornhusks, a longtime Iroquois tradition
Music - Enjoy folk music presented by the Tappan Cowboys
Manor House tours and Exhibit - Explore the lower working level of this 300-year-old home and the Corn in Our Community exhibit (Closed 12:30-1pm)
Gristmill Tours - Learn how corn and wheat were ground into flour by harnessing the power of water and heavy stones (Closed 12-12:30pm)
Mill Plaza Demonstrations - Try your hand at using some of the world’s oldest milling tools
Dressing the Part - Children’s period clothing photo-op
Exhibit - Tools of the Trade: From the Collection of Historic Hudson Valley
Noon + 4pm
English Country Dancing in the Barn - Discover the charm of this traditional form of social folk dance, the ancestor of contra and square dancing
10:30am, 11:30, 12:30pm, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30
Corn Shucking Contest - Test your skill against fellow “huskers’’ in this exciting timed competition
11am, 1pm, 3pm
Cooking Demonstrations by Lavada Nahon, culinary historian - Learn how to make easy and tasty corn-based dishes
11:30am, 2pm - Sunday + Monday only
Blue Pig Ice Cream Talk and Tasting - Get the inside scoop and get a taste of homemade sweet corn ice cream courtesy of Lisa from the Blue Pig in Croton-on-Hudson