Sweet Corn Days is the sixth “Wonder of Lime Springs.” It all got started back in 1982 when the townspeople wanted new street signs. They needed a fund-raiser for the signs. The second weekend in August is when Sweet Corn Days was born!
At first, it was called Flea Market Day. In the 1980s, it was decided that it should be a two-day event. Giving away free sweet corn and watermelon was a great idea to get people to come.
Now it has grown into a busy weekend of fun. There is a street dance, omelet breakfast, flea market, softball tournament, talent show, car show, tractor pull and, of course, a big parade. Events are always being changed and added.
Interesting history facts about Sweet Corn Days are exciting as well as scary. Once, a water balloon was throw in front of a horse. It spooked the horse and the horse ran into the crowd. In 2000, a fire broke out in the hardware store and it burned to the ground.
Sweet Corn Days has never really been rained out. Three years ago, it was estimated that over 6,000 people attended the event.
The one interesting thing about Sweet Corn Days is the giant corn cob that is made out of milk jugs. The corn cob got its start in 1993. It is the trademark or symbol of the weekend of fun in Lime Springs. It is being repaired for the celebration this summer.
Come and join the fun this summer in August.