WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Lower Hudson Valley’s only corn festival, CORNucopia, returns 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 will take place Saturday, Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept. 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. All visitors get a free bag of popcorn and other 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.
Activities include a corn shucking contest, a barn dance, corn-husk doll and scarecrow making, and play games like Conk the 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. There will also be open-hearth cooking demonstrations using corn as the main ingredient and kids can enjoy a “mini maize maze.”
Philipsburg Manor is a living history museum owned and operated by the non-profit Historic Hudson Valley.
All CORNucopia proceeds support Historic Hudson Valley's education and preservation mission. Tickets are $14 for adults; $12 for seniors; $8 for children 3-17; and free for children under 3 and for Historic Hudson Valley members.
Tickets are available online at www.hudsonvalley.org. Philipsburg Manor is at 381 N. Broadway (Route 9) in Sleepy Hollow. For information: 914-366-6900.