South Vienna Corn Festival Starts This Friday

The 41st Annual South Vienna Corn Festival kicks off Friday, Sept. 8 and runs through Sunday, Sept. 10 in the eastern Clark County village which sits right on Route 40.

There will dozens of rides and games-of-chance plus dozens of food vendors and merchandise sellers at the long-running festival.

Free entertainment has been a staple of the Corn Festival. Friday night’s show will be The Wild Mustangs playing oldies and country. They start at 7 p.m.

For Saturday, Sawmill Ridge will play bluegrass in the entertainment tent starting at 7 p.m. without charge.

A cornhole tournament will be held at 6 p.m. Friday. During the day both Saturday and Sunday there will be a softball tournament.

Every Sunday morning at the Corn Festival, the South Vienna United Church holds services in the entertainment tent at 10:30 a.m. First responders will be honored and 9/11 will be remembered. The ever popular kiddie tractor pull cranks up Sunday at 1 p.m. on the basketball court.

Starting at 1 p.m. Sunday, again in the entertainment tent, there will be gospel music. This year it’s Enabling Grace and Homebound playing.

South Vienna Market and Dairy and South Vienna Elementary School are the places to go to get ride tickets before the festival starts. You can check at the South Vienna Town Hall for tickets, too.