Thursday, August 24, 2006

Rising up to the challenge of our rival

My week has been pretty hectic. My TA training is draining, though at times it can be interesting. NIU has a computer-based composition program that is pretty innovative, and the course is thematically centered around pop culture, so I feel pretty good about that. I am looking forward to being in front of a classroom again. I know there are big differences between high school and college, but since I will be teaching all first-year students, I don't think the students will be much different.

But more importantly, DeKalb is celebrating CornFest this weekend. It's a fest, centered around corn:

Over 50,000 people from around the Midwest attend the event which serves over 50 tons of sweet corn during the weekend! Free steamed sweet corn is available on Saturday during the corn boil from 11am until 2pm (or when corn runs out). Uncooked corn is available for purchase throughout the weekend at various booths and food vendors.

This festival features a carnival complete with rides and games, food booths, live bands, craft show, kiddie korner with large inflatables, family entertainment and much more. Friday night is carnival wristband nights for the kids with unlimited rides from 6-10pm. Festival areas feature a carnival, booths, craft fest and beer garden.

And oh, the music. Last year, I blogged about the main band, Night Ranger, appearing at CornFest. (Yes, I have been here for more than a year now.) So who is the main act this year? Survivor! I'll report back after the weekend.


At 9:59 PM, Blogger matt posited...

man, speaking from experience, corn isn't that great

At 10:45 PM, Blogger Houley posited...

at first, i didn't realize that that was a pitchfork in that picture. after realizing this fact, i appreciated the photo so much more...

At 11:52 AM, Blogger Johnny V posited...

They know how to eat corn in Illinois.


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