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Urbana to celebrate 40th Sweetcorn Festival

Chong Jiang The Daily Illini
A volunteer butters and wraps up freshly cooked corn on the cob at the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival on Saturday, Aug 27, 2011.

By Ali Braboy

August 19, 2015

The Urbana Sweetcorn Festival, Champaign County’s largest free festival, averages around 50,000 attendees a year, but the sponsors are hoping for more at this year’s 40th anniversary. Jessica Snyder, interim executive director of the Urbana Business Association, said the association has been coordinat...