The 20th Annual South Florida Sweet Corn Fiesta is going to look a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The event is now being held as a “drive thru” event on Sunday, April 26. Fiesta organizers will be offering bags and crates of locally grown ears of corn via a drive through system from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $15 for a crate, which holds between 45-48 ears of corn, and $2 for a bag of six ears of corn.
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Join us Sunday, April 26 for the DRIVE THRU Sweet Corn Fiesta! Though we will not be able to have the annual Sweet Corn Fiesta, you can still buy the locally grown sweet corn. We will have a drive thru system, please enter at the South Florida Fair Gate 5 off of Southern Blvd between 11am – 4pm. Pricing: Crate $15.00 Bag (6 ears of corn): $2.00
“This certainly isn’t what we had envisioned for our 20th annual Sweet Corn Fiesta but we’re happy we’ve found a way for our farmers to still get their fresh, sweet corn into the hands of those who enjoy it,” said event organizer Ann Holt in a press release. “This fiesta corn was grown especially for the event.”
The only way to obtain the corn is by driving to gate 5 at the South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd. Everyone must stay in his/her vehicle. The corn will be loaded by volunteers into the vehicles. They will be exercising all safety precautions.
The South Florida Sweet Corn Fiesta, which celebrates Palm Beach County’s heritage as the “Sweet Corn Capital of the World,” is presented by the Western Palm Beach County Farm Bureau and hosted by the South Florida Fair. Palm Beach County grows more sweet corn than any other county in the US. Local farmers cultivate more than 27,000 acres yearly.
For more information, call (561) 996-0343.