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Zellwood Corn Festival, FL


Tonyy13
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Anyone go to the Zellwood corn festival this year in FLA? I am not exactly sure 100% of where it was, but I have heard that it is as big as the Plant city Strawberry festival, but is actually has somethign to do with corn at this festival (the strawberry festival was bad). Anyway, I would love to hear if anyone enjoyed this years, I was out of town last weekend, and wasn't able to go. The best corn I have ever tasted btw, was supposedly Zellwood corn.

Tonyy13

Owner, Big Wheel Provisions

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I went for the first time this year having heard about it for years. It was.....OK. It is NO WHERE near the size of the strawberry festival. The entire event could fit inside a large wall-mart parking lot. It seems that the main draw is the country music (not a fan) and the arts and crafts section. There is also a small midway and of course... the CORN! The admission for the festival is rather steep (I believe it was 12 or 15 a person) but it includes all you can eat Zellwood Sweet Corn! It was actually kinda difficult to find the corn - it was in a rather sketchy building at the back of the festival labeled "FOOD". Inside there were folding tables and farm kids handing out styrofoam containers. I was asked "one or two?" and replied "two" thinking they wanted to know how many ears I wanted. I was then given 2 containers filled with 3 ears each. Outside the sketchy building were tables with salt, hot salt and pepper to dress the corn that was already drenched in butter. The corn was AMAZING. I did actually manage to eat all 6 ears (I have never eaten that much corn before), and could have perhaps eaten more! The rest of the food at the fair was VERY generic, almost worse than the average fair food stands. Overall I would probably not go again unless it becomes more of a "strawberry festival" type of event.

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Having lived in this area since 1965, I went to the Zellwood Corn Festival, once, maybe 25 years ago, and the one lasting memory I have of the experience is simply how many flies there were. It was hard to enjoy the corn because of the overwhelming abundance of flies....and that was the first and last time I ever went. If I want to eat Zellwood corn, which is undoubtedly very good, I'll just buy it in season at the grocery and eat it at home.

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