Corny start to August

July 24, 2012 by  

The forty-second Old-Fashioned Corn Roast Festival will take place at the Union Mills Homestead on August 4 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. The Union Mills Homestead is the ancestral home of the Shriver family and is now a museum.

There will lots of family-friendly activities in which to take part at the festival. In addition to all-you-can-eat corn, there will be other food such as chicken, rolls, and tomatoes, along with musical entertainment, blacksmith demonstrations, tours of the Homestead, and several local vendors. It is fair to assume that vendors who plan to sell their wares at the Festival will be working with Westminster printing companies to prepare for this annual event. Since there will be so much going on, vendors will want to make sure they can be seen. This can be helped along with banner printing and sign printing services, as a colorful banner is sure to help the vendor to be seen by those attending the festival.

Union Mills Homestead is open to the public from May to September and holds several events throughout the year, such as a flower market and the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in Carroll County, depicting the role the area played in the Gettysburg Campaign.

The Corn Roast Festival should not only be a fun outing to which to take the children, it will also be a chance to make history come alive for them by showing them where historic events in the history of the nation took place. Through this, they can experience for themselves what life might have been like during the Civil War.