Buckets of Corn

Allow me to plan your life for you.  Okay fine, so maybe I won’t plan your entire life for you, but I will gladly plan your social calendar for you…. at least for the next 2 months.   And you should know that I am only re-posting material from a recent post for your benefit.   This is all about you.  Trust me.  I’m a professional.  (Quick – name the movie!)

Besides sunscreen, cold beer, and mosquito bites, summer offers us so many delightful things.  And one of those things is happening this weekend.  Yes folks, it’s the one and only…

Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival!!!

So stock up on dental floss, grab your bib and Wet Wipes, and head on over to the great town of Sun Prairie this weekend.   It’s just TOO GOOD to miss – if only for the sheer funny of it all.  Something about tons of people sitting around eating a shit-ton of corn is really, really funny.  Not enticed yet?!?  First of all, that’s bologna.   Second of all, just read below for all the reasons why you should go.

Buckets of Corn & a Salt Shaker Tree = Enough Said

After a long day of cow poop throwing, there’s nothing I love more than a nice bucket of sweet corn to take the edge off.  Yes, you read that correctly.  A bucket of corn.  Like this!

Enjoying a large bucket of corn from the Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival - 2009
Bucket of Corn!

Last year, Danimal and I went to the Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival, and it was pretty much the coolest thing EVER!  I know what you’re thinking.  “How on Earth could a corn festival be the coolest thing ever?!  Like, seriously… how?!”  Excellent question.   THIS is how…

Infamous Salt Shaker Tree at the Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival

Salt Shaker Apparatus

Friends, allow me to introduce you to the world’s most incredible invention.  It’s a salt shaker apparatus.  You could also call it a salt shaker tree if you like.  No matter what you call it, it’s a laundry rack holding 50 salt shakers dangling from strings.  A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!  This was the first thing I noticed as I stepped into the fair grounds and quickly realized…”Oh man, this is going to rock!”

After we got our large bucket of corn, we had to shuck it ourselves.  This was the least fun part.  But then, you enter the BUTTER LINE.  There’s a whole row of people dedicated to this one simple, yet very important, task – buttering.

Our butter kid was especially nice.  Apparently, he was enjoying a promotion of sorts, as he had climbed the corn-fest- worker ladder, moving from garbage hauler to corn butterer in a matter of two years.  We were impressed.  But I digress.  This is the cool part – Butter Boy took our bucket of corn, and one by one, rolled our delectable ears into a large pan of butter.  Don’t believe me?   See for yourself…

Buttering our corn at the Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival

Butter Boy butters our corn!

Yeah, it was pretty much awesome.   And for the finale, we moved on to the now infamous salt shaker apparatus.  Very strategically we salted our 9 ears of corn, lifting and rolling to ensure sufficient salt coverage.  A success!  Then, we joined the masses of people strewn about the grounds, awkwardly eating corn in silence, with no chance in hell of either looking attractive or having a conversation, because every single soul in the place had teeth full of corn.  Lovely.

And stay tuned for the next social calendar recommendation for September.  I’ll give you a clue.  It has something to do with CHEESE CURDSCRAWLING, and BEER.   Save the date:   September 25, 2010.

4 thoughts on “Buckets of Corn

  1. LindsEy says:

    I can’t WAIT to hear about September’s event! P.S. Are you taking over Madison-area event planning since Nancy and Tyler have left Madison? If so, event planning is in good hands…. 🙂

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