Bushels of Fun: The 125th Old-Fashioned Corn Roast Festival in Loveland
The summer of 2021 brings back one of Loveland's favorite events after being canceled in 2020. Corn, music, beer, fireworks, a duck race, and more corn.
Dating back to 1896, Loveland's Old-Fashioned Corn Rest Festival is a great way to start saying 'goodbye' to summer, while enjoying that small-town feel of yesteryear.
The annual event will take place Friday evening, August 27, 2021, from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. and on Saturday, August 28, 2021. from 9:30 am. (the start of the annual parade) until 8 p.m. at Old Fairgrounds Park.
I used to attend the event when the fairgrounds were actually in this area by Barnes Softball Complex. I still remember being a little kid and losing my Mom in the crowd and being 'lost' for about five minutes. Old Fairgrounds Park is a great venue for the traditional event.
What a great way to meet up with old friends, take the kids to (there'll be a Kids Zone, maybe even make a 'first date' in the Sweetheart City.
The Grand Marshal will kick-off the free-to-attend event on Friday night at 5 p.m. will all vendor booths and the beer garden being open, along with tasty roasted corn for sale. The event really gets underway with the Corn Shucking Contest (which I'll be the emcee for) at 5:30 pm. that night.
There'll be plenty of free parking at Barnes Softball Complex as well as the dirt lot north of Old Fairgrounds Park (also knows as 'old school' parking.) Dogs are not allowed into the event.
2021 Schedule of Events
Friday, August 27:
5:00 p.m.- Grand Marshal welcome
5:00-10:00 p.m.- Roasted Corn Sales, Vendors, Beer Garden, Food, & Kids Zone
5:30 p.m. - Corn Shucking Contest
8:00-10:00 p.m. - Soul School on stage with live music
9:00 p.m.- Corn Roast Festival Fireworks Display
Saturday, August 28
9:30 a.m. - 125th Annual Corn Roast Festival Parade in Downtown
11:00 a.m. - 8 p.m. - Roasted Corn Sales, Vendors, Beer Garden, Food, & Kids Zone
11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. - Steve Manshel & LOVELAND on stage
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - After the Fire on stage with live music
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - DOTSERO on stage with live music
4:00 p.m. Annual Duck Race with Loveland Rotary (tickets start at $5 each)
6:00-8:00 p.m. - RETRO (80s Band) on stage with live music
8:00 p.m.- 125th Annual Old-Fashioned Corn Roast Festival closes
Get more on the Corn Roast Festival from the Loveland Chamber of Commerce HERE.
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