Saturday, August 27, 2016

Corn Festival 2016

Today is Shippensburg's annual Corn Festival, always the last Saturday in August, when they shut down the main drag (King St.) from Spring St. to Prince St. and fill it up with handcrafts, food, and entertainment from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. I know people who grumble and think the whole thing is tacky, but I love this kind of thing and have a great time every year. Here are some shots of some of my favorite parts of the festival, plus a brief video shot with my cell phone to give you a taste of the atmosphere at the center of the festivities. Enjoy!

The street was packed at 10:00 am
The Cameron Molloy Band and Laurie Matlock on the main stage, playing "Route 66"
Carved gourds
Wooden and bamboo flutes and dreamcatchers
Quilts displayed for a raffle hung on a fence by McLean House
Handmade, old style brooms
Ray Owen performing at the gazebo across the street from my house
Here's the video I shot today to give you an idea of the atmosphere of the festival:

And here's the slideshow I put together 5 years ago after my first Corn Festival:

© 2016 by A. Roy Hilbinger


  1. Looks like one hell of a good time.

    1. Oh, it is! Although I have to put myself under iron discipline to keep from spending money in the booths. There were some specific things I was looking for this year, but there was nothing in my price range. It was tough, though! That guy with the flute booth had some gorgeous Lakota-style flutes that I was itching to get my hands on, but $165 was a bit beyond my budget. Oh well...