In 2019, we celebrate 49 years of community fellowship at Corn Days. Below, see how the festival has changed throughout its storied past.
Based on popular “harvest dinners” in September, Corn Days began as a way to promote community spirit at St. George and to raise money for the parish’s educational programs.
Growth & Expansion
The 1980s saw an expansion of Corn Days, featuring carnival rides, sports tournaments, bigger raffle items, a Corn Days Queen and more!
New Traditions Emerge
With two decades of experience to draw on, the 1990s ushered in changes to the festival, like roasting the corn, and introduced the annual Sunday Race and pancake breakfast.
The Tradition Continues
Saturday evening spaghetti dinners and adjustments to the silent auction were the bigger changes in the 2000s, with the popular corn booth, parade and entertainment staying as the cornerstones of the festival.
Corn Days Today
St. George’s Latino Community took over the Saturday night meal, providing a delicious Fiesta Dinner with musical and dance entertainment. New musical acts and smaller changes in kids’ games were introduced.
Our 50th Anniversary
As a staple of the Long Lake Community, St. George looks forward to celebrating our 50th Anniversary of Corn Days in 2020. Thank you to all our volunteers and partners for making this festival a success!