Pumpkin run, Farmer's Market new for Cornwall Cornfest now underway

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Cohen Frizzell, 3.7, lines up with corn in hand for a turn at a bouncy castle with other kids attending the annual Cornwall Cornfest now underway in the town. Cohen is the son of town councillor Corey Frizzell.

The Cornwall Cornfest is now in full swing with some new events added.
It's the best Cornfest yet, says
Tracey MacLean, Cornfest event coordinator.
"There is a renewed energy in the Town of Cornwall these days with many young families moving into the area looking to come together as a community and share in town events," said MacLean.

"We've added new events to this year's Cornfest and kept the activities that have been successful in the past to appeal to a wide range of interests. At the risk of sounding 'corny,' there really should be something for everyone."

One of the new events is a Pumpkin Run for children 14 and under. It will take place on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 11 a.m., following a pancake breakfast. Children are invited to dress in orange and black and participate in a fun run at the Terry Fox Centre.

There will be a warm up led by a Zumba fitness instructor and two starting times, one for children under seven and one for those between eight and 14 years.

Light refreshments will be served after the run, and there will be pumpkin carving stations set up by the track.

Another new event is a Farmers' Market, which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 12-3 p.m. at the Cornwall Civic Centre. Entrance to the market is free.

And what would Cornfest be without corn?

It was the star of the show todat at the Cornwall Town Hall where there was a corn shucking competition, a corn eating competition, and a corn boil.

Children played on inflatable structures provided by  Corny Games, had their faces painted or played other carnival games.

Cornfest revived last year, after a five-year hiatus, and the newly formed Town of Cornwall Events Committee is hosting the festival once again.

The four-day festival also includes a horseshoe tournament, an adult dance, a youth dance for children in grades three to six, a fire week demonstration, softball tournament, a special seniors' lunch, family skate and much more.

All details can be found on the town's new Facebook Page or on the town's website at cornwallpe.ca.

Organizations: Cornwall Civic Centre, Cornwall Events Committee

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