Attend the Indiana Corn Husking Contest in Bremen

Things to do in Granger, IN, includes attending the Indiana Corn Husking Contest at the Craig Geyer Farm on Saturday, October 5, 2013, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Held in nearby Bremen, the “corn husking capital of Indiana”, the cost is $15 per person taking part; spectators are admitted free.

Open to both men and women from youth to Golden Agers, including teams of four members, the participants in this 20-minute competition pull ears from stalks and remove husks. Husk weight and ears left on the stalks count against the score. The ears are then thrown into a horse-drawn wagon.

Each category’s winners are entitled to attend the Corn Husking National Championship, which will be held in Central City, Nebraska.

On August 28, 2012, the Guinness World Record News reported that the students at the University of Illinois broke the record that week for the most people husking corn with 3,463 students husking simultaneously and later dining on that corn. This attempt was a tribute to the university’s agriculture history considering that super sweet corn was invented by their professor, John Laughnan.

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