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55th annual Eden Corn Festival will be popping

The annual Eden Corn Festival is celebrating its 55th anniversary next week.

The four-day event will start at 11 a.m. on Aug. 2 and end at 10 p.m. on Aug. 5, and will take place on American Legion Post 880 grounds on Legion Drive.

The event attracts around 100,000 people throughout the four days. Visitors will be able to enjoy freshly served corn, along with other foods, midway rides, auto shows and musical entertainers.

Some highlights of this year's festival include a corn-eating contest at 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 4, and Rookie Division baseball games, starting at noon on Aug. 3.

More information about the event can be found online at

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