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Sweet Corn & BBQ Festival

Sweet Corn & BBQ Festival

young couple with corn on the cobb


Nothing says summer like freshly picked sweet corn and finger-lickin' BBQ!

How do you like your barbecue? Sweet, spicy, dry rubbed, smoked or smothered in BBQ sauce? We have you covered with vendors offering mouthwatering items such as roasted and steamed sweet corn with multiple seasonings, a variety of beef, pork and chicken BBQ from award winning BBQ vendors.

Non-stop live entertainment, all with a western theme, includes country show bands The Cramer Brothers Band (performing Saturday) and The Brian Dean Moore Band (performing on Sunday) under the huge festival tent. Country line dancing demonstrations and instructions will also be provided in front of the main stage.

The Country Kids area will provide interactive magic shows, juggling shows, and summer picnic games for the kids.

You also don't want to miss the 1st Annual Cornhole Tournament!


Delicious BBQ & Local Sweet Corn

Texas Smoke Barbecue -

Pulled pork, beef brisket, ribs and sides. Platters available.

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

Speckled Lemonade -

Lemonade and ice teas with fruit

Heeter's Ice Cream Truck -

Soft served ice cream, sundaes, milkshakes, floats, novelties

Sauced and Rubbed Fine Food -

American/Italian and International BBQ cuisine

Master Acador -

Argentinean-style BBQ

Rice Around the World -

Sweet corn & BBQ paella, BBQ chicken quesadillas

Greeks in Your Town -

Greek gyro, souvlaki, salad, joloful

Ruga Rue Jerky -

Beef jerky



Courtyard & Strolling Entertainment

- The Pie Man

- Stilt Walker


Main Stage & Festival Tent

The Cramer Brothers Band (Performing Saturday Only)

The CBB has 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 (Performing Sunday Only)

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.

Country Line Dancing

Country line dancing instructors will be teaching line dancing classes throughout the day so you can hit the dance floor for the Brian Dean Moore Band.

EZ Bumps Saloon

Michael Cabot

With his mastery of both 6 and 12 string acoustic guitars, Michael Cabot brings to life some of the most memorable stars of the 1970s including Jim Croce, Harry Chapin and the great John Denver.  He has performed across the country on stages large and small.  From Penn's Peak to the prestigious Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colorado.

Educational & Demo Tent

The Butterfly Guy - SATURDAY ONLY

For over 35 years, Rick Mikula has been delighting audiences of all ages with his humorous and off-beat way of looking at butterflies. An award-winning author with several books to his credit, he is also a photographer and habitat consultant, and has created butterfly atriums and gardens for Dolly Parton, Hershey Foods, among others.

He is currently President of Butterfly Rescue International and serves as consultant to both the Association For Butterflies and The International Butterfly Breeders Association. Rick is a co-founder and past president of the IBBA, has served as a vice president of the Canadian Butterfly Breeders and Exhibitors Association, secretary and treasurer for the New Jersey Lepidopterist Society, and on the BOD for The Center for Landscape Design and Stewardship. He is also the pioneer and inventor of the releasing butterflies at weddings and funerals and has helped to make it a global phenomenon.

Close Encounters with Birds of Prey Show - SUNDAY ONLY

Would you like to see a golden eagle, a peregrine falcon, or perhaps a saw-whet owl? If so, join Bill Streeter, director of the Delaware Valley Raptor Center for Close Encounters With Birds of Prey, to see and learn about these and other birds of prey. You’ll see six live raptors and spend a magical hour gaining a greater knowledge and appreciation of the raptors of the Northeast. Streeter, who has a BA in biology and an MS in zoology, will entertain, as well as educate you with the knowledge he has gained through over 35 years of studying and rehabilitating raptors, and through practicing the ancient art of falconry.


Family Fun

Blueberry Pie Eating Contest

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

Fun for the kids (and the kids at heart)

- Backyard Picnic games

- Magic Shows

- Cowboy Juggling Shows

- Face Painting

Schedule of Events

Click the link below for the complete schedule of events for the 2018 Sweet Corn & BBQ Festival.

2018 Schedule of Events

Cornhole Tournament

Shawnee Mountain will be hosting its first ever Cornhole Tournament at the Sweet Corn and BBQ Festival!

  • Date: August 4
  • Time: Noon - 3pm
  • Cost: $30 per team (this includes the cost of admission into the festival)
  • 2 people per team
  • Restricitions: must be 21 years or older to register

To register your team, call (570) 421-7231, ext. 255.

Official Cornhole Tournament Rules


Tickets & Parking

Adult $9 $15
Child (5-12) $7.50 $15
Child (4 & Under) Free Free
Discount tickets are available online until 4:00 pm on Friday, August 3, 2018.

Additional tickets are available at the gate during the festival.
AT THE GATE 1-Day 2-Day
Adult $12.50 $17
Child (5-12) $8.50 $17
Child (4 & Under) Free Free

All festival parking is free.

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 an ATM available on site.

Coolers and outside food are not permitted.

  • No Weapons
  • No Fireworks
  • No Alcohol
  • No Pets (Service animals are welcome)