In 1908, the first Swanton Corn Festival was established by local merchants as a way to thank their customers for the support of their business. Although the funding for this great community event has changed slightly over the last 108 years, this year’s festival on Aug. 20 is still very dependent on this initial intent.
Operating as a community based volunteer organization, The Swanton Corn Festival is focused on bringing to its community an event filled with superb family fun and entertainment. From the All-Class Reunion on Friday to the best parade in Northwest Ohio on Saturday morning, through the great entertainment on the festival stages and in the beer tent on Saturday night, each minute of the festival is jam packed with wonderful ways for our community to come together.
All of this comes with a pretty big price tag. Some but not all of the expenses include: tent/table/chair rental, Port-a-Potties, high school marching bands, games/rides, stage entertainment, sound equipment, security, and the list goes on.
“Thanks to the many sponsors this year, the committee is excited to bring you this year’s Festival,” said Pam Kazmierczak, committee member. “Special thanks goes to the Platinum Sponsors Charlie’s Automotive and North Star Blue Scope. Their highest level donation will go far into helping make this Festival as good as it can be.”
At the next level, the Gold Sponsorship, the following four businesses have donated: Scottdel Cushion, AMRI of Swanton, Weigel Funeral Home, and Swanton Welding. All in all , over 30 local businesses have donated in order to carry out this great Swanton tradition. A list of all sponsors can be found on the website SwantonCornFest.com