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Sweet Corn Festival at Lauritzen Gardens, August 10 and 11

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   CELEBRATE (AND EAT) SWEET CORN AT LAURITZEN GARDENS

 

 

(OMAHA): Nothing says summer like fresh-picked sweet corn! Lauritzen Gardens celebrates this backyard favorite and Nebraska's agricultural jewel during the Sweet Corn Festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 10 and 11.

 

Guests can enjoy a variety of activities, entertainment and plenty of delicious, locally grown, sweet corn. They can hop on the hayrack ride, cool off with free samples of "Nebraska Sweet Corn" ice cream from Ted & Wally's Premium Homemade Ice Cream, savor free tastings of corn and other New World foods, purchase freshly popped kettle corn and learn about corn through fun, educational activities. Guests can also explore new ways to incorporate sweet corn during special cooking demonstrations and take a blind salsa taste test to determine which local restaurant has Omaha's best salsa.

 

Live entertainment will be featured throughout the weekend and Hap Abraham Catering will offer fresh hot buttered corn, a variety of sweet corn items and other fresh fare from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

The Sweet Corn Festival is included with regular garden admission of $7/adults, $3/children ages 6-12. The event is free for garden members and children under six. 

 

Lauritzen Gardens is a living museum of unique plant displays, maintained to the highest standards consistent with environmental stewardship. It provides memorable educational and aesthetic experiences for all. The organization's mission is carried out through the medium of beautiful and engaging gardens, display plantings and natural plant communities and is supported by a wide variety of garden-based educational programs and special events.

 

 The garden is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the café serves lunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Admission is $6 for adults ($7 for adults April through October), $3 for children ages six to 12 and free for members and children younger than six years old.

 

 

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For more information on Lauritzen Gardens, please contact Mia Jenkins at (402) 346-4002, ext. 205,(316) 655-3911 or m.jenkins@omahabotanicalgardens.org.

Occurs daily: [starting Aug 10, 2013 ending Aug 11, 2013]
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