Cornfest Makes Successful Return to Youngsville

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Heart and Soul's Why I Love Youngsville Board. Photo by Andy Close.

YOUNGSVILLE, Pa. – Welcome back to Cornfest.

After taking a hiatus for several years, the yearly event in Youngsville made its return over the weekend to a warm reception.

“It’s really about laying the foundation,” said John Papalia of the Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry, adding that the event was smaller in scale this year, but that the goal is to grow it in the coming years.

Several food and craft vendors made their way out, as well as the YMCA kids’ bounce house and a number of other kids’ games and live music.

The two-day event (Friday and Saturday) was capped off with a fireworks show on Saturday night.

Cornfest 2022. Photo by Andy Close.

Youngsville Heart and Soul aims to listen to the community, cherish all traditions, embrace diversity, and ensure inclusion to build a strong social, cultural, and economic environment now and for future generations.

Youngsville Heart and Soul, a local program, also had a tent set up and had a big board where residents could write what they love about Youngsville.

Part of the goal of Heart and Soul is to listen to the community, cherish all traditions, embrace diversity, and ensure inclusion to build a strong social, cultural, and economic environment now and for future generations.

“This is really one of the first events where we’ve really been out and active,” said Heart and Soul Coordinator Barbara Young. “There are four phases – Imagine, Connect, Plan, Act and we are in the Connect phase right now.”

The connecting phase saw them not only out and about over the weekend but gathering information from residents regarding what they think about the community, what the best parts of the community are and potential changes they may like to see.

“Youngsville is a great community,” Papalia said. “This event is so much fun and we’re excited that we’ve been able to bring it back.