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We are happy to announce we will be back for 2021 Cornfest on August 13th, 14th, and 15th!!

Schedule of Events is on the weekend lineup tab!

All new!! 2021 Semi and Motorcycle Show

Join us Sunday as an entry at 12:00 or as a spectator at 1:00pm 

Call or text Joy at 218.252.5661 For more details! 

Come Join Us For A Night Of Celebration

Cornfest has been celebrated since 1976 when we crowned Twyla Sycks our very first Miss Backus. The day is celebrated starting with a flea market with many local vendors, and a lunch put on by the Cornfest Committee held in the Backus fire hall. Then there is a themed parade with prizes given in a variety of categories, followed by a corn eating contest, games for all ages, a treasure hunt, and food from local vendors. The evening is finished with a raffle drawing, a street dance with a live band and fireworks over the lake.

On this site you will find any events put on by the Cornfest Committee with dates and locations, pictures and stories of years past and any forms you may need to join in the run for Royalty, participate in the parade or even be a vendor in the flea market!