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 cooking demonstrations — and tastings! — by local chef Renee Kashuba, and discover the irresistible charm of English country dancing in the barn. Traverse a kid-sized mini maize maze, tour the 18th-century Manor House and Mill, and watch how corn is ground on a quern stone. Enjoy live folk music and watch candle-making demonstrations (NEW this year!).
Design a one-of-a-kind scarecrow and watch as artists create fanciful scarecrows for display at The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze this fall.
Other maize-inspired food selections courtesy of Geordane’s include fresh roasted corn, veggie corn burgers, corn tortilla casserole, cornbread, kettle corn, and popcorn, 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.
*$2/ticket surcharge for onsite and phone purchases
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, and a Mini Cornhole Tournament
Make-Your-Own Scarecrow - Watch as artists create whimsical scarecrows, then make your own one-of-a-kind straw figure and take your 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
Dressing the Part - Children’s period clothing photo-op
Mill Plaza Demonstrations - Try your hand at using some of the world’s oldest milling tools
Gristmill Tours - 10am-12:30pm, 1-3:15pm, 3:45-4:45pm - Learn how corn and wheat were ground into flour by harnessing the power of water and heavy stones
Manor House Tours - 10-11:45am, 12:30-2pm, 3:15-4:45pm - Explore the lower working level of this 300-year-old home and the Pop! Fun Facts About Popcorn exhibit
English Country Dancing in the Barn - Noon + 4pm - Discover the charm of this traditional form of social folk dance, the ancestor of contra and square dancing
Corn Shucking Contest - 10:30am, 11:30, 12:30pm, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30 - Test your skill against fellow “huskers’’ in this exciting timed competition
Cooking Demonstrations by local chef Renee Kashuba - 11am, 1pm, 3pm - Learn how to make easy and tasty corn-based dishes
Blue Pig Ice Cream Talk and Tasting - 11:30am, 2pm Saturday and Sunday (no talk on Monday) - 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