Cornucopia of family fun crops up at Lamoureux Park

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By Adam Brazeau 
CORNWALL, Ontario - This weekend's CornFest schedule promises non-stop entertainment for the entire family.

Pictured is Paul St-Onge, organizer of CornFest 2014. St. Onge is dressed as a firefighter to promote the Touch a Truck event at the festival.

Paul St-Onge, organizer of CornFest 2014, invites everyone to get a little corny in Lamoureux Park.

"If you have a name like Cornwall, how could you not have a CornFest?" said St-Onge.

The free event boasts dozens of activities with a charitable twist.

Check out this year's schedule:

Saturday, August 16 CornFest (Lamoureux Park)

10:30am Parade of trucks ( a selected group of trucks and service vehicles will parade into the park to officially start CornFest activities, competitions and events)

11:00am-5:00pm Touch a Truck viewing

11:00am-6:00pm CORNY Family Fun Zone

11:00am-8:00pm Redneck Truck Competition

12:00 Budweiser Beer Tent Open

Corn Roast ALL DAY starting at noon

12:00-1:30 CFLG 104.5 Summer Cruiser

12 noon Talent Show Registration $5.00. all proceeds to the OSPCA. (4 categories of talent): 1-Variety 2-Music 3-Dance 4-Pet Tricks

12:00-1:00 Big Tug Team Registration $10/participant teams of 8 with 2 alternates. (various categories) Kids Tug FREE.

12:30pmTalent Show begins

1:00pm The Big Tug (Tug of War Competition) in support of Big Brothers and Big Sisters at the Mocktails Sand Pit

4:15pm-6:45pm Mader Crew Band

7:00pm-8:30pm Strait Country-Tracy Ferguson

8:45pm Movie “Field of Dreams” on the Mocktails Jumbo Tron Screen located at the Bandshell in Lamoureux Park. Sponsored by the Cornwall River Kings

11:00 pm Beer Tent Closed

Sunday, August 17 CornFest (Lamoureux Park)

11 amTouch a Truck begins

11:00 am-5:30pm Budweiser Redneck Truck Competition (Finals from 6:00 pm-7:00pm)

11:00-6:00 pm Corny Family Fun Zone

11:00 am-12:30pm Talent Show Semi-Finals/Finals

12:00 Budweiser Beer Tent Open

Corn Roast ALL DAY starting at Noon

12 noon-12:30pm Registration for CornFest Trivia Competition $5 registration fee with proceeds to the House of Refuge

12 noon-1:00pm Big Pull Registration $10/participant with teams of 10. Pulling of an 18 Wheeler over 20 foot line. Prizes, award and Bragging Rights

12:30-2:30pm Cornwall’s CornFest Trivia Challenge with Judge James O’reilly ‘Cornwall’s Little Historian’ Sara Lauzon.

2:30 pm-3:15pm BCDC Dance

3:30 pm-4:45pm Grace Willison

5:00 pm-8:30pm SwitchGear and DJ Platinuum

6:00 pm Redneck Truck Finals

6:30pm <Wall of Corn> Community Picture “Pulling together for a stronger community”

8:45 pm Movie “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” on the Mocktails Jumbo Screen located at the Bandshell in Lamoureux Park. Sponsored by the United Way

11:00pm Beer Tent Closed

Organizations: Bandshell, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Mocktails Sand Pit 2 House of Refuge

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