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Preparations Underway for the 2016 Morganfield Lions Club Corn Festival

Preparations Underway for the 2016 Morganfield Lions Club Corn Festival

Bill Stephens

September 14th, 2016


Preparations are underway in downtown Morganfield for the 43rd Annual Morganfield Lions Club Corn Festival as workers were busy unloading square bales of straw from a semi. Some carnival rides for children were also set up in wake of the big three-day festival.

Union County Tourism Director Paul Monsour says the first Corn Festival was organized by the Morganfield Jaycees.

The three day event will kick-off Thursday and will include food, pageants, entertainment and rides…something for the entire family to enjoy.

On Friday, Monsour says the festival will include…

And the highlight of the Corn Festival is Saturday…

Monsour also wants to thank all of the 2016 Corn Festival sponsors and community members.

This year’s theme for the Morganfield Lions Club Corn Festival is “Envisioning the Future from New Heights.”

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2017 Morganfield Lions Club Corn Festival Schedule of Events

Lions Club Information Booth Open Daily

Carnival Bracelet Night – Thursday, Friday & Saturday 4:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 15

11:00 a.m. Food Booths Open for Lunch

4:30 p.m. Carnival Opens

5:00 National Anthem – sung by Paige Steward at Renaissance Stage

5:30 p.m. Miss Teen Pageant – Mary Kay Heppler & Rotary Club

5:30 pm YMCA Corn Festival 5k-Run – Jim Peak Registration at 4:30 p.m.

6:30 p.m. Miss Corn Festival Pageant – Mary Kay Heppler & Rotary Club

Friday, September 16

8:00 a.m. Food and Craft Booths Open

9:00 a.m. BINGO – Old National Bank

4:00 p.m. Little Mr & Miss Pageant – Mary Kay Heppler & Rotary Club

4:00 p.m. till 6:00 p.m. The “Balloon Guy” will be  on Court Street, near the stage, making all kinds of figures with balloons and a bug draw for the kids!

4:30 Carnival Opens

5:15 p.m. United Way Campaign Kick-off

5:30 p.m. Miss Pre-Teen Pageant – Mary Kay Heppler & Rotary Club

6:00 p.m. Morganfield CrossFit Corn Festival Chipper Challenge

7:00 p.m. Talent Show – Gwen Paris sponsored by United Community Bank and McElroy, Mitchell and Associates 

Saturday, September 17

9:00 a.m. **Baby Contest at Renaissance Stage,- Mary Kay Heppler  & Rotary Club

**In case of rain, the Baby Contest will be moved to the basement of Old National Bank. The announcement of the move will be made and posted on the Corn Festival Facebook page Saturday as soon as a determination is made.

9:00 a.m. 3rd Annual Corn Hole Tournament, sponsored by Morganfield Fire Department

11:00 a.m. Cheer & Dance Competition at courthouse – Ms. Lori’s at YMCA

Carnival Opens at 11:00

2:00 p.m. **43rd Annual Corn Festival Parade

**The parade line-up schedule is available for viewing on the Lion’s Club website at www.morganfieldcornfestival.com. Officials say if you have a float in the parade, please visit the site to find your float entry number.

Grand Marshall – Dr. William Tapp and Terry Rodgers

Golden Kernel Award – Dr. Mark Troutman and Judy Troutman

4:00 p.m. Minx at Renaissance Stage

8:30 Fireworks, behind City Hall, sponsored by Eidetik



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