SWEET CORN & BBQ FESTIVAL
August 12 & 13, 2017 - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Nothing says summer like delicious sweet corn and finger licking BBQ.

Mindy Ando - Master Gardener at the Sweet Corn & BBQ Festival Over 25 vendors will surround the festival grounds offering mouthwatering items such as roaster or steamed sweet corn with multiple toppings, a variety of beef, pork and chicken BBQ including Memphis, Carolina, Texas & Kansas City. Sweet, spicy, dry rub, smoked or smothered in BBQ sauce with an awesome line-up of local and award winning BBQ vendors. Plus cold brews, soft drinks and festival treats like funnel cake, soft ice cream, soft pretzels and corn pie.

Nonstop live entertainment all with a western theme includes country show bands The Brian Dean Moore Band on Saturday and the Cramer Brothers Band on Sunday all under the huge fest tent. Country line dancing demonstrations and instructions will be provided by Wild Rose Country Line Dance Club in front of the main stage. Local favorite the Liz Nordstrom Trio will perform both afternoons in the air-conditioned EZ Bumps Saloon.

Sue Kies Trickroper  at the Sweet Corn & BBQ Festival The Country Kids area will provide staged magic and juggling shows, trick roping demonstrations, and summer picnic games.

Need some gardening tips and tight on space? Saturday, check out Mindy Ando’s booth. A graduate of Penn State’s Master Gardner’s program Mindy will lecture on how to build your own vertical garden and present four unique but simple designs to grow veggies, flowers and herbs.

Locally grown sweet corn and produce at the Sweet Corn & BBQ Festival Finally guests are encouraged to bring a shopping bag as fresh locally grown corn, tomatoes and produce will be available for sale at the Farmers Basket Tent.




Delicious BBQ & Local Sweet Corn
Eat, Drink and Be Happy!

Aioli Food Truck -
Fresh cut fries with bacon chive aioli, fresh fried pickles with ranch aioli, aioli Braciola, pulled pork BBQ & Sweet Corn platter, kielbasa hero with stone ground mustard aioli and candied bacon crumble

MeatWagon BBQ -
Ribs, pulled pork sandwich, pulled chicken sandwich and mac & cheese

Texas Smoke Barbecue -
Pulled pork, beef brisket, ribs and sides. Platters available.

Race to Taste Curbside Grill -
Hot dogs, Angus beer burgers, Italian sausage sandwich, hot sausage sandwich all with a hint of BBQ

Fired Up Artisan Oven -
Flatbreads with braised BBQ pork shoulder, smoked chicken, black bean and corn flatbreads and corn pie.

The Little Sicilian -
Traditional Sicilian riceballs, BBQ pulled chicken riceball, sweet corn chowder riceball, sicilian cannoli dessert and more

The Farmer's Basket -
Locally grown Sweet Corn will be sold by The Farmer's Basket. The Farmer's Basket is located in Stroudsburg, PA and sells locally grown produce.

Ziggy's Roasted Corn -
Roasted Sweet Corn with signature flavors and seasonings, roasted vegetable, cold apple slices with cinnamon and sugar, pickle on a stick

Bayside Corn -
Serve delicious roasted corn with fresh melted butter and over 10 different spices

Pretzelria -
Handmade stuffed pretzels. Chicken, corn & jalapeno stuffed pretzel, pulled pork stuffed pretzel, mac & cheese stuffed pretzel, blueberry corn dessert stuffed pretzel, cinnamon and sugar pretzels and regular pretzels

Beef Jerky Outlet -
Assorted jerky items

Speckled Lemonade -
Lemonade and ice teas with fruit

Heeter's Ice Cream Truck -
Soft served ice cream, sundaes, milkshakes, floats, novelties

Tyler's Water Ice -
Italian water ice

Ezee Concessions -
Funnel Cakes, deep fried oreos, cotton candy

Educational & Demo Tent
presented by Green Mountain Energy

Mindy Ando - Master Gardener at the Sweet Corn & BBQ Festival

Have a small garden?
It may be time to grow up!
Happening Saturday

Learn the benefits of vertical planting as well as step by step instructions to build your own vertical garden. We will focus on four unique but simple designs that will add fun and whimsy to your garden while creating space to grow veggies, flowers and herbs.

Mindy Ando is a local resident and passionate gardener of the Pocono Mountain area. She has recently completed the Penn State Master Gardeners program in Monroe County after working many years as a business owner/floral designer. Mindy now spends her days gardening, painting, cooking and enjoying the company of friends and family.


Mindy Ando - Master Gardener at the Sweet Corn & BBQ Festival

You can outsmart the deer...
Gardening in the Poconos
Happening Sunday

It takes neither a green thumb or a rifle to garden in the Poconos but there are a few tricks to help you negotiate through a growing population of white tailed deer. Learn about gardening without putting out a buffet for the wildlife.

Robin Teets is an active member of the Board of the Monroe County Garden Club and has been gardening for nearly 20 years. Her gardens have been featured in the Pocono Record and the Monroe County Garden Club tour. She has designed a number of gardens - all with an eye out for deer destruction.

Courtyard & Strolling Entertainment
presented by The Villa at Tree Tops and Fairway

- The Pie Man
- Stilt Walker
- Trick Roping and target whip show

Main Stage & Festival Tent
presented by Uncle Bob’s Self Storage

Cramer Brothers Band will perform at the Sweet Corn & BBQ Festival

Cramer Brothers Band
If you’re foot stompin’, hand clappin’ and having a great time, you must be listening to the “CRAMER BROTHERS BAND.” They are an outstanding country music show based in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Eastern Pennsylvania. They have become one of the premiere acts in country music. These multi-talented musicians perform contemporary country, classic country and bluegrass music that will provide entertainment for all ages.

Brian Dean Moore Band will perform at the Sweet Corn & BBQ Festival

Brian Dean Moore Band
The Brian Dean Moore Band delivers the modern sounds of Nashville straight to you with a team of top veteran country music performers. Brian began performing live at the age of 16 in the NJ/PA club circuit before leaving his hometown of Belvidere, NJ in 1992 on what began a two year road tour of the Southern and Midwestern United States. After signing with Leeds-Davis Management in New York City, who has notably represented the 80's Rock/Pop sensation "Blondie", he landed in Nashville in 1994, soon recieving the attention of some of the industries top professionals and record labels.

The Wildrose Dance Club at the Sweet Corn & BBQ Festival

The Wild Rose Dance Club
Country line dancing instructors from The Wild Rose Dance Club will be teaching line dancing classes throughout the day so you can hit the dance floor for the Cramer Brothers and Brian Dean Moore Bands. The Wild Rose Dance Club is located in Kresgeville, PA. Join them on Tuesday and Thursday nights for their beginners night classes.

EZ Bumps Saloon
presented by Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi

The Liz Nordstrom Trio will perform at the Sweet Corn & BBQ Festival

Liz Nordstrom Trio
Liz’s songwriting started when she was 13 and she has always written about real life stories. Nothing is better than hearing her say “You have a minute to listen to something?” because you know it is going to be good. Whether she’s using her rich, commanding voice to sing one of her originals or putting a twist to a cover tune, you always know it is Liz singing from her heart.

Blueberry Pie Eating Contest
presented by The Village Farmer & Bakery

The first six contestants to sign up will be put to the ultimate test. The six contestants will be seated with their hand behind their backs. The first contestant to completely eat the entire pie wins. Winner gets a full blueberry pie to take home. Pies provided by Village Farmer & Bakery.

Country Kids Area & Backyard Picnic Games
presented by Pocono Medical Center

Fun for the kids (and the kids at heart)
- Backyard Picnic games
- Magic Shows
- Cowboy Juggling Shows
- Face Painting








Tickets & Parking

Tickets on sale April 1, 2017 Schedule of Events Directions

BUY IN ADVANCE
1-Day
2-Day
Adult
$8.00
$13.00
Child (5-12)
$6.50
$13.00
Child (4 & Under)
Free
Free
Festival Parking
All festival parking is free
 
Discount tickets are available online until 4:00pm on Friday, August 11, 2017.
Additional tickets are available at the gate during the festival.
     
AT THE GATE
1-Day
2-Day
Adult
$10.00
$16.00
Child (5-12)
$8.00
$16.00
Child (4 & Under)
Free
Free
Festival Parking
All festival parking is free

Cash and all major credit cards accepted at the gate.
All coupons must be printed and presented at time of purchase.
There is ATM available on site.