Come Join Us For A Weekend 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!

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Dinner will be served at the Fire Hall from 

12pm to 2pm 

We will be serving All you can Eat Corn on the Cob, Ham, Wildrice hotdish, Potato Salad and Watermelon 

Adults are $10

Kids age 6-12 $5

kids 5 and under free with paid adult


The parade is going to move to 11 am this year! 

This means lineup is at 8:30 am at the Foothills Christian Academy 

Pre Registration is welcomed but not required you can go to the forms page if you would like to pre register!

Craft and Vendor Fair-

Set up for the Craft and Vendor fair will start at 8 am and we would like to see everyone stay until 4 pm for this. You are welcome to stay longer!

You can go to the forms page on this site to access the application and submit to [email protected] or Shelby will have extra forms the morning of. 


We will have the Treasure maps on sale starting at 10am at the pavillion 

Money Scramble at 1pm

Kids Games and Prize Table 12pm to 3pm

Cake Walk 2pm

Fishing Contest Game 2pm-4pm

Relay Games 3pm

Tricycle Races 4pm

Imaginick 5pm-6pm

Fireworks at Dusk 

Join us on Uptown Sunday as well!

Kick off the Morning with an outdoor Church service put on by Blair Ecker from Pine Mountain Gospel at 10:30 am

Then there is going to be a carshow put on by Country Cruisers Car Club at noon.