The western Iowa community of Kimballton is hosting the Iowa State Hand Corn Husking contest and festival this weekend.
Chairman Paul Christensen says this is the 26th year for the event, and he has a theory on why people come back to see or compete in it year-after-year. He says it’s mostly about nostalgia and it takes work to be good at it.
The festivities begin Saturday with a 6:30 p.m. banquet at the Kimballton town hall. Sunday morning begins with an aebleskiver breakfast at the town hall, followed by a community worship service at eight a.m.
On Sunday, corn husking contestants can register for their events beginning at 9 a.m. and at 9:30, there’ll be a parade of horses, antique tractors and husking teams that are participating in the days’ contests. Once the competition begins at 10 a.m. on the field located just east of downtown Kimballton there will be continuous picking and husking going on. The cost to view the event is three-dollars.
Christensen says there are several classes to participate in, depending on age and gender. Trophies will be presented to the winners at three o’clock.
For more information, call 1-712-773-2112.