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Photo courtesy of Harbes Family Farm | Harbes 25th Annual Sweet Corn Festival takes place July 13 - 14.
Photo courtesy of Harbes Family Farm | Harbes 25th Annual Sweet Corn Festival takes place July 13 – 14.

Newsday has dubbed Harbes’ corn “Long Island’s Best Corn” and anyone who has tasted it cannot deny the sweetness. Still, at this year’s Annual Sweet Corn Festival there is a lot more going on than just munching on the delicious corn on the cob (though there is that too).

The 2013 fest will take place on Saturday July 13 and Sunday July 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Harbes Family Farms and Vineyard at 715 Sound Avenue in Mattituck.

And the days will be nothing short of fun-filled.

Firstly, there will be working Border collie shows that demonstrate how the dogs do their work, and they will be available for children to play with after.

In addition to the dog shows, there will also be tons of corn-related activities.

These include corn eating contests, corn games, corn crafts, and the launch of the new Corn Cannon. The Corn Cannon uses compressed air to shoot—you guessed it—corn at targets that are located behind the Harbes Barnyard Adventure. The Harbes Barnyard Adventure consists of a bounce house, a bee museum, pig races, Bunnyville, Goat Mountain, a Hedge Maze, the Three Little Pig’s houses, and lots of other activities and exhibits of farm animals.

And of course the usual Harbes’ menu will add some extra corn foods like corn dogs, corn fritters, corn pizza and corn salsa.

Photo by Katharine Schroeder | Ed Harbes Jr. checks the corn in the Harbes Family Farm's Mattituck field.
Photo by Katharine Schroeder | Ed Harbes Jr. checks the corn in the Harbes Family Farm’s Mattituck field.

New to this year, there will also be appearances by bestselling authors from the Long Island Authors and Writers Society (LIAWS). On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. writers will be on hand to meet readers and sign books.

This is a perfect day for the entire family, with so much for the kids to do but also enough for the parents to have just as much fun. For example, the Wine Tasting Barn will be open for tastings and new wine samples. There will also be live music and singing hayrides.

For more information check out the website.

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