2021 Sweet Corn Festival Reopening

It is now “full steam ahead” as the Sweet Corn Festival Committee announces plans to host the 74th Annual Sweet Corn Festival, September 1 – 4 at Historic Lions Park in Millersport.
 
 
The State of Ohio had several mandatory social-distancing rules that included a ban on most mass gatherings since March of 2020. Now that Governor DeWine has issued new health orders allowing the return of Ohio’s fairs and festivals, we hope patrons will attend this year’s four-day event the Wednesday thru Saturday before Labor Day.
 
 
“We will do everything possible to comply with the latest health and safety guidelines issued by the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Ohio Department of Health to protect the health and safety of our community, patrons and volunteers” said Ron Keller, General Chairman. “We will work closely with the Fairfield County Board of Health during our planning efforts.”
 
 
Patrons, volunteers, staff, vendors and suppliers will need to avoid physical contact. If everyone wears facial coverage, maintains social distancing, carry hand sanitizer and follow posted COVID signage, our guests can have a safe and fun-filled experience. There may be social distancing rules in place for the entertainment venues, so guests are encouraged to bring their own seating and cluster in groups of 10 people or fewer. Individuals should stay home if they have a fever, cough or other signs of COVID.
 
 
“We have every intention of hosting the 2021 Sweet Corn Festival for the public good in an effort to help 65 Central Ohio non-profit organizations rebuild their depleted treasuries after doing their part to serve those in need during the COVID Pandemic above their normal charitable giving. The health and safety of our volunteers, participants, sponsors, and community continues to be our top priority. The return of the Festival will be a big boost for Millersport and the greater Buckeye Lake area,” said Keller.
 
 
The Festival has relied on donations during the shut-down to help maintain Historic Lions Park. The State of Ohio only provided state funding for county fairs in 2020. We want to publicly thank everyone that helped us through difficult times. Donations can still be made online using the Festival website. The Festival continues to be the largest fundraising project of the Millersport Lions Club and we are always looking for service minded people to join our team because “kindness matters.”
 
 
Those interested in keeping up with Sweet Corn Festival news should continue to visit the website (www.sweetcornfest.com) or follow us on Facebook.