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Nothing says summer like fresh-picked sweet corn! Lauritzen Gardens celebrates this backyard favorite and Nebraska’s agricultural jewel during the all-new Sweet Corn Festival. 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, purchase freshly popped kettle corn and learn about corn (and other New World foods) through fun, educational activities. Guests can also explore new ways to incorporate sweet corn during special cooking demonstrations. 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. Here's what's going on: Sample multiple varieties of Nebraska sweet corn Take a fun, festive hayrack ride (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Enjoy live music from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day See live demonstrations of old-fashioned broom making by Jeanne's Brooms & Baskets. Brooms and hand-woven baskets offered for sale. Meet the staff of the Nebraska Corn Board. Learn some "corny facts" while playing a fun, interactive game of life-sized corn bingo! Watch antique farm implements shell corn the old fashioned way Make your own cornhusk doll and learn about the origin of these toys Try your own science project and learn how to make "oobleck," a non-Newtonian fluid make from corn starch. Take the Oobleck Challenge and attempt to run on top of this liquid! Participate in corny crafts for children.     Learn the real definition of "Cornhusker".      Enjoy sweet corn ice cream samples from Ted & Wally's Premium Homemade Ice Cream.     Watch cooking demonstrations featuring sweet corn and other New World Foods.         "How to Make Homemade Sriracha" - Cure "The Art of Making Handmade Corn Tortillas" - Maria Bonita Mexican Cuisine "How to Work with Chocolate" - Hollywood Candy "How to Make Popular Corn Recipes at Home" - Lauritzen Gardens Staff/Volunteers Purchase freshly popped kettle corn, or a variety of food from the cafe. Learn how to make herb butters to top your favorite corn See the "Food from the Americas" exhibit, featuring foods that originated in the Western Hemisphere Test your throwing arm at a game of corn hole! PLUS, other "corny" activities for all ages!

Occurs daily: (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM) [starting Aug 9, 2014 ending Aug 10, 2014]
Contact Name: Jennifer Evans
Contact Phone: 402.345.7310
Location:

Lauritzen Gardens
100 Bancroft Street, Omaha, NE 68108

Ticket Price: $7/adults, $3/children ages 6-12. The event is free for garden members and children under six.
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