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Sleepy Hollow's Philipsburg Manor Features Corn Festival

Visitors race through the maize maze at a previous CORNucopia at Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow.
Visitors race through the maize maze at a previous CORNucopia at Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow. Photo Credit: Historic Hudson Valley

SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. — CORNucopia, the lower Hudson Valley’s only corn festival, returns to Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow for Labor Day weekend.

Featuring a bounty of corncentric delicacies and interactive, corn-related activities, CORNucopia takes place Saturday through Monday, Sept. 5-7, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day.

The  celebration will feature hands-on activities, craft and cooking demonstrations, lots of corny cuisine, live music and a friendly scarecrow that comes to life. Maize-inspired food selections available for purchase include fresh roasted corn, cornbread, corn salad, kettle corn, corn salsa and chips, and corn chili, plus draft beers and draft root beer from Captain Lawrence Brewery. Blue Pig of Croton-on-Hudson will feature sweet corn ice cream.

Visitors can compete in a corn-shucking contest, participate in a barn dance, learn how to make a cornhusk doll and play games like Konk a Crow, cornhole and ring-a-cob in the CORNival gaming area.

Live bluegrass and folk music by the Tappan Cowboys will be heard throughout the day.

Other activities include scarecrow making and both modern and historic open-hearth cooking demonstrations — using corn as the main ingredient. Kids can traverse a kid-sized “mini-maize maze” and all visitors can tour the site’s 18th-century manor house and gristmill.

Visitors can purchase cornmeal ground on site, which will include recipes for some of the items being prepared at CORNucopia.

Philipsburg Manor is a living history museum owned and operated by the nonprofit Historic Hudson Valley. All CORNucopia proceeds support its education and preservation mission.

Online tickets are $16 for adults; $12 for seniors; $8 for children ages 3-17; and free for children younger than 3 and for Historic Hudson Valley members.

Tickets are available online at www.hudsonvalley.org and are $2 more when purchased on site. Philipsburg Manor is at 381 N. Broadway (Route 9) in Sleepy Hollow. For information, call 914-366-6900.

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