Corn festival the first weekend in August

July 23, 2012 by  

Residents of the La Habra community have historically had annual celebrations that involved dances and cookouts. Over the years, the tradition has continued and developed into a shindig in the form of a corn festival, celebrated every first full weekend in August. As that date rapidly approaches, residents look forward to celebrating the 64th Annual La Habra Corn Festival this year.

The festival will take place on August 3 – 5 at El Centro Lions Park, located at 320 East Erna Avenue, La Hambra, California, just 15 miles north of Santa Ana. The event is set to kick off with the Corn Festival Parade, which occurs on Main Street with further celebrations going on at the park. There will be lots of delicious food provided by non-profit organizations, such as tasty sandwiches, sweet funnel cakes, and, of course, the corn on the cob. Though there will be no commercial food vendors, vendors of merchandise and services are welcome. They may choose to have some poster printing done to advertise their wares and display their pricing.

There will be plenty to do and see at the event. There will be games to play, rides to enjoy, music to listen to, and a raffle for some major prizes. The most valuable prize will be a fully restored 1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle. The vehicle is a convertible that is in mint condition, with an engine that only has 400 miles on it.

On the final day of the celebration will be a “Who’s Got the Cutest Baby?” contest. Families are invited to come out and celebrate a day or two having fun in the family- oriented environment. Admission is free.