We're in for two days of fun!

After months, weeks, and the final harried days, Sleepy Eye Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Christina Andres is ready for the 57th annual Buttered Corn Days Celebration this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 17 and 18. “Let’s do this!” she said.

Friday’s fun includes all the buttered sweet corn you can eat, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Allison Park—that’s the deal that made Corn Days the spectacular event we all love. There is live musical entertainment all day, a craft and vendor market, specialty food vendors and fun for the kids. For an extra special treat, head over to Sportsmen’s Park for a lake cruise on the Sleepy Eye Sportsmen’s Boating and Bobbers pontoon—noon to 4 p.m.

And don’t forget to stop downtown outside the Servicemen’s Club for some tunes by Heide and the Good Old Boys from 7 to 10 p.m.

After all the Saturday events detailed in last week’s Herald-Dispatch, head to South Park for a concert by Schell’s Hobo Band, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., and then find your spot to watch the Grand Parade at 6 p.m.

“There won’t be any Shriners in the parade this year,” said Andres. “They are all at their convention, so at least you won’t have to pull your toes in.” Andres said parade watchers will be delighted by a new entry this year—the River City Rhythm, an award winning drum and bugle corp that will have us all up and cheering.

To top it off—it looks like the weather will cooperate for another wonderful Buttered Corn Days Celebration in Sleepy Eye.