It's Corn Roast time in Forest Grove! The Corn Roast and Harvest Festival is presented by the Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber of Commerce and Pacific University on Saturday, Sept. 18 and Sunday, September 19 on the beautiful University campus.
The Chamber director, Juanita Lint, invites you to celebrate, "This will be our 57th Corn Roast in Forest Grove. It originally started as a Founder's Day event recognizing the new teachers coming into town and was originally conducted on farms in the area. Over time, it migrated to Pacific University campus and expanded to full meal offerings and a variety of entertainment. We cherish the Corn Roast as a community event that still recognizes our teachers and schools, but we have also expanded it to included evening entertainment for the adults and family-friendly activities on Sunday."
The 2020 drive-thru Corn Roast was held at Cornelius Cinemas with over 1000 people attending. 2021 will see the festival return with corn, entertainment and games happening over two days.
The Corn Roast and Harvest Festival begins at 11 a.m. on The Pacific campus with the corn roast followed by entertainment by Regeneration Dance Studio and Forest Grove Ballet, just to name a few. The highlights of the day will be the presentation of the Community Hero Award by the News-Times at 12:45 p.m. and the introduction of new teachers at 2:15 p.m.
Stick around because the Brew Fest kicks off at 6 p.m. and lasts until 9 p.m. Trask River Redemption will perform. Must be 21+. $10 ticket includes first pour. No dogs please. Masks and social distancing required. Be sure to get your tickets online at www.discoverforestgrove.org for this fun event for ages 21 and over.
Get the kinks out after the Brew Fest, Sunday morning, with sunrise yoga led by instructor Gigi Filopowicz on the Pacific University lawn on College Way.
Pick up a Breakfast Bingo card at Telvet Coffee, Diversity Café, BJ's Coffee, Bella Donna's, McDonalds, Biscuitology and Kafe. Collect tags at three locations to make a three-in-a-row bingo. Drop you card off at the Sunday Children's Bike Parade to win a gift basket valued at over $100.
An event new to the Corn Roast and Harvest Festival, this year, is the Children's Bike Parade sponsored by My Place Tavern on Sunday, September 19. Decorating supplies are available starting at 9 a.m. at the music bench and the parade begins at 10 a.m. All registered entrants receive a free helmet and there will be prizes for the most creative entries. The fun continues after the parade on 21st Avenue until 1 p.m. with crafts for kids. Call 503-357-3006 to register and find more information at www.discoverforestgrove.org.
The Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber of Commerce is grateful to our sponsors and would like to give a shout out to John L. Scott Real Estate, Pacific University, FG Insurance, FG Outfitters, NW Natural, A&J Electric, Wauna Credit Union, Washington County Visitors Association, The News-Times, FG Outfitters, Northwest Natural, The Forest Grove Foundation, Heritage Bank, Minuteman Mortgage, Woodfold, McDonalds, My Place Tavern, American Legion Auxiliary, and West Tuality Habitat for Humanity.
Want to help with all the fun? The Corn Roast and Harvest Festival is looking for volunteers to serve, monitor, husk corn and more. Sign up online at www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4CAAAE28A6F4C34-2021
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