For the 45th consecutive summer, the Union Mills Homestead will be hosting their annual Old-Fashioned Corn Roast Festival. The date is Saturday, August 1st, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Local corn roasted in the husk over coals is really something special, and your meal ticket gets you all the corn you care to eat! Along with that corn: fried chicken, applesauce, sliced tomatoes, roll and butter, and iced tea or lemonade.
The Union Mills homestead is the 1797 home of the Shriver family, now preserved and converted to a museum of American culture. There’s a grain mill on the grounds, and you’ll have the opportunity to purchase freshly ground local flour from that mill at the Corn Festival. They’ll also be giving tours of the homestead and mill. A live jazz combo will entertain you while you stuff yourself with corn, and there will be vendors and a gift shop to peruse during the day. Tickets are $13, $6 for kids 6 and older, free for younger kids. See the festival website for more information.