Youngsville Excited to Welcome Back Corn Fest

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YOUNGSVILLE, Pa. – What used to be an annual event in Youngsville is making a return.

The Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry, along with the Revitalization of Youngsville (ROY) group, as well as Youngsville Heart and Soul Initiative is welcoming back Corn Fest in 2022 on Aug. 26 and 27.

“It’s been a while,” said WCCBI Director of Chamber Operations and Tourism John Papalia. “I’m not sure the exact year it was held last but I know it was before COVID hit. We’re looking at this as kind of a starter year. We’ll start relatively small and build it up.”

The goal of ROY is to promote economic development, and strengthen the fabric and viability of Youngsville, while 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

The Corn Festival is a win-win for all parties involved.

The event will be held Friday (Aug. 26) from 4-9 p.m., followed by fireworks, and on Saturday (Aug. 27) from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m.

“Friday we’ll have the YMCA bounce house, kids games, and a band that will be playing from 6-8, followed by the fireworks,” Papalia said. “And it will all be held in downtown Youngsville.”

In addition to food and craft vendors, there will be a lot going on on Saturday. There will be the Rouse 5K Walk-Run, as well as the YMCA Kid Zone and a cornhole tournament beginning at noon.

“Registration for the cornhole tournament will be from 10:30-11:30 a.m.,” noted Papalia.

And there’s a lot more.

There will be a water balloon toss at 2:30 p.m., a three-legged race at 3 p.m., and a sack race at 3:30 p.m.

“We’re trying to bring some fun to the community, drive the people to downtown, and support local business,” Papalia said.

Anyone interested in being a vendor at the event or with any related questions to the event itself may contact Papalia at the Chamber at 814-723-3050 or by email at jpapalia@wccbi.org.

“This is going to be a really fun event and we’re excited to bring it back,” Papalia said.