Yesterday, we made our way down to the 21st Annual Brentwood CornFest to observe the set-up of this wonderful three day event which kicks off Friday afternoon followed by fireworks in the evening.
Dirk Zeigler, one of the CornFest organizers, provided a little preview of what to expect this weekend and brief overview. The event includes fireworks, food, beer, music, rides, games, vendors, and some new additions.
Zeigler explained that during the event, it’s a fundraiser for all the participants and the money on tokens spent will be divided up to the different organizations to help them raise money. For some, its their only fundraiser for the year or in some cases, it’s their major fundraiser. All of the money eventually goes back into the local community service groups.
According to Zeigler, the two biggest complaints from last year have been addressed which was dust and parking. Tri Delta Transit will be providing free shuttle buses form the parking lot to the event gates. There is also a drop off location for drivers to drop off passengers in two locations. As for the dust, they are using dust abatement measures similar to what farmers utilize–it’s non-chemical.
Zeigler also stated there will be ambulance presence, roving first aid services and plenty of water for the upcoming three-day event. There will also be plenty of security on hand both armed and unarmed to ensure public safety.
Here is a video courtesy of Art at AM Productions
If you go:
Friday: 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am to 10:30 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Youth: $5 (6-12)
Senior: $5 (62 & up)