Cornivores set to compete this Saturday
The Nicola Valley Farmers’ Market is hosting the Third Annual Corn Eatin’ Contest on Saturday at 11 a.m.
The event is part of the market’s Family Fun Days and contestants are asked to arrive at 10:30 a.m. to sign up.
Contestants are given several corn cobs each — the exact number depends on how many people participate.
Each participant is given prep time to add salt and butter to their corn.
Whoever eats the corn the fastest, wins the event.
People of any age are invited to participate or come out to watch.
Those who are watching are able to sponsor a contestant. The sponsored money will go to the Farmers’ Market Scholarship Fund.
In addition to the contest, a hot dog sale will be hosted to raise additional funds for the scholarship.
Approximately $150 has been raised for the fund so far this year.
Saturday’s events coincide with Farmers’ Appreciation Week, which is an annual BC Association of Farmers’ Markets celebration.
The farmers’ market operates each Saturday until Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Baillie House parking lot.