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Sweet Corn Circus packs Uptown

Written by on August 27, 2019

NORMAL – This past weekend Uptown Normal hosted its annual Sweet Corn Circus.

The sweet corn circus celebrates the agricultural roots of Normal and welcomes Illinois State University’s students back to campus.

Uptown was full of students and members of the community enjoying corn and circus entertainment.

One student, Alana Guggenheim, talks about her favorite part of the Sweet Corn Circus.

“I really like that you get to see local shops and everything Normal has to offer. This is my third year coming to the Corn Fest and I’m looking forward to next year”, Guggenheim exclaims.

The festival had many local restaurants and store pop-ups all throughout uptown ranging from jewelry vendors to the Rock Restaurant.

This year the Sweet Corn Circus partnered with Illinois State’s Gamma Phi Circus to celebrate 90th anniversary of Gamma Phi. The circus is the longest-running collegiate circus in the nation.

Members of Gamma Phi were set up around uptown providing interactive entertainment for kids of all ages and performances throughout the day.

Sweet Corn Circus had a successful weekend and hopes to provide similar experiences next year.