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CORNucopia Festival Coming To Sleepy Hollow

Ring-a-Cob is one of the many activities that will be available at CORNucopia.
Ring-a-Cob is one of the many activities that will be available at CORNucopia. Photo Credit: Tom Nycz

SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- CORNucopia, the lower Hudson Valley's only corn festival, will return to Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow this Labor Day weekend.

Featuring a bounty of corn-centric delicacies and a bevy of interactive, corn-related activities, CORNucopia is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily Sept. 3-5.

Organizers describe the event as ideal for all ages.

"This celebration of all things corn will feature hands-on activities, craft and cooking demonstrations, lots of corny cuisine, live music and a friendly scarecrow come to life," organizers said.

Maize-inspired food selections available for purchase include fresh-roasted corn, veggie corn burgers, corn tortilla casserole, corn bread, corn muffins, kettle corn, and popcorn -- plus draft beers and draft root beer from Captain Lawrence Brewery. Blue Pig of Croton-on-Hudson also will bring sweet corn ice cream.

Visitors can compete in a corn-shucking contest, participate in a barn dance, learn how to make a corn-husk doll and play games like Konk a Crow, Cornhole and Ring-a-Cob in the CORNival gaming area.

In addition to making their own one-of-a-kind scarecrows, visitors can watch as artists create fanciful scarecrows for display at the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze this fall. Kids also can make original scarecrow accessories that will be exhibited on a rotating basis during the run of Blaze.

The Tappan Cowboys will provide live bluegrass and folk music throughout the day. Other activities include cooking demonstrations by local chef Renee Kashuba and demonstrations of hand-dipped candle making.

Kids also will be able to traverse a kid-sized "mini-maize maze," and all visitors can tour the site's 18th-century manor house and grist mill.

Click here for ticket information and the event schedule. Philipsburg Manor is at 381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow.

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