Sweet Corn is Ready!!!! Come and Get it!

Real Estate Agent with Urban Acres Real Estate

Shucking 17 tons of sweet corn at ShuckFestThe sweet corn is ready in Southeast Iowa! Come one come all.  This week has come all too early, but none the less it is here.  Sweet Corn Festival 2010.   We are excited to join the fun and watch the town of West Point, IA be transformed into the hub of sweet corn husking, cooking and eating!  The festivities will start off with ShuckFest on Wed Aug 11th, when 17 tons of corn will be shucked in less than 2 hours... Ladies and Gentleman, that is some serious shucking! WOW! From Thursday - Saturday you can join the fun on the midway.   Arts and Crafts fair will also be Thursday - Saturday.  To check out the schedule for the festival you'll find it on their website http://www.westpointcornfestival.com/.   There will be a free concert with Jake McVey on Saturday night.  On Sunday the festivities will end with a good old Iowa Tractor Pull.   Join us this weekend at the Sweet Corn Festival so we can enjoy the food, folks and fun!


Posted by

Maria White

Associate Broker

Lepic-Kroeger, REALTORS®


Cell: 319-217-1075
Office: 319-248-3304

2346 Mormon Trek Blvd

Iowa City IA 52243

Maria White licensed in IA

Comments (10)

Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

We have a huge corn festival here as the region I live in is famous for its corn (Taber Corn) but this year has been a disaster.  Heavy rains flooded the fields and the crop will be very late and very small this year.  It is sad because it is something we so look forward to.

Aug 10, 2010 11:53 AM
Marjorie Taylor
Florida Homes Realty and Mortgage - Saint Augustine, FL
New Homes in St. Augustine Florida

You are making me hungry... We have some great Food Festivals too...Strawberries, Seafood, Blue Crab and even a Crawfish festival.  Enjoy the festivities!

Aug 10, 2010 11:54 AM
Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

Hmmm....now I'm hungry!   

Aug 10, 2010 12:41 PM
Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX

The title caught my attention. We lived in Minnesota while my wife was in anesthesia school and I will always remember the incredibly delicious corn that was available this time of year!

Aug 10, 2010 03:43 PM
Maria McCaw
Urban Acres Real Estate - Iowa City, IA
REALTOR® at Urban Acres Real Estate

Robert - Sorry to hear of the bad crops... Some days I feel as though we might float away!

Marjorie- YUM! Those all sound like great festivals!

Russell - We tend to freeze it until we run out of room... :) We are headed to MN next week for training... Great State!

We have planted an acre behind our house this year and it is amazing!

Aug 10, 2010 03:51 PM
Lori Bowers
La Quinta, CA
The Lori Bowers Group

I am from Burlington and now am a broker in La Quinta, California. I was just back there last month to visit my daughter and family in Ft. Madison. We had dinner at the bar in West Point- Mark Clemens the owner is a shirt tail relative and treated us to the best broasted chicken ever- $5 on Wed. nights with all the trimmings. I also had some of the delicious sweet corn while I was in Iowa. Looks like you have a good real estate market and economy there.

Aug 14, 2010 12:02 PM
Maria McCaw
Urban Acres Real Estate - Iowa City, IA
REALTOR® at Urban Acres Real Estate

There is nothing better than a great meal for a great price! :) Happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit... :)

Aug 15, 2010 05:13 AM
San Antonio Texas New Homes for Sale
www.sanantoniotexasnewhomesforsale.com - San Antonio, TX
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hill Country

Hi Maria ,


WOW !!!     Fresh Sweet Corn

Aug 16, 2010 01:31 PM
Emmary Simpson
Las Cruces Homes and Land - Las Cruces, NM
Serving Las Cruces, NM

I just stumbled across this posting and now my mouth is watering!  It also brought back some great memories.  My grandmother lived in Chicago for MANY years and, every summer, when she would drive down to visit us in Louisiana, she would stop by a farm stand and load up on sweet corn.  We'd sit there, shucking our hearts out and enjoying that summer delicacy for days on end!  Mmmmmmm.....could sure use some now!

Sep 11, 2010 05:01 AM
Maria McCaw
Urban Acres Real Estate - Iowa City, IA
REALTOR® at Urban Acres Real Estate

Give me a shout next summer and we'll send you some fresh corn... We usually have some planted! The best is in the dead of winter and you pull some out of the freezer. YUM! :) I'm serious with my offer too!

Sep 11, 2010 05:40 AM