JUST IN: South Vienna Corn Festival canceled

The candidates for the South Vienna Corn Festival queen contest paint the street ahead of the event. Contributed photo

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The candidates for the South Vienna Corn Festival queen contest paint the street ahead of the event. Contributed photo

The South Vienna Corn Festival scheduled for September has been canceled due to the coronavirus, according to event organizers.

This year’s annual event was scheduled for Sept. 11-13.

From humble beginnings, the festival has grown exponentially over the past 44 years, drawing upwards of 100,000 people to the village east of Springfield. It started with just a a tent, a few rides, handful of vendors, and a parade.

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Scenes from a past South Vienna Corn Festival. This year’s event will take place Sept. 8-10. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Scenes from a past South Vienna Corn Festival. This year’s event will take place Sept. 8-10. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

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Scenes from a past South Vienna Corn Festival. This year’s event will take place Sept. 8-10. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Beyond the celebration of sweet corn, the annual celebration includes cornhole, cook-offs, crafts a parade and entertainment.

The village of South Vienna plans to return its corn festival in 2021. For more information, click  here.

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