The Marietta Sweet Corn Festival is a symbol of the regions agricultural history. It promotes local agriculture along with higher education. Profits from the festival back a scholarship program that rewards to Washington County High School seniors who pursue degrees in agriculture related areas and other degrees.
At the festival of course you can enjoy hot buttered Ohio sweet corn—along with that, there are events for all ages, foods prepared by local restaurants (besides sweet corn!) and all kinds of contests. One favorite, unsurprisingly is the corn hole tournament. There are also farm animals on display, historical exhibits, hayrides, and country music entertainers. It all takes place in beautiful, historic downtown Marietta.
The festival is dedicated to the growth and success of Marietta and the surrounding area. The festival is intended to bring people together and celebrate the agricultural history of Marietta and its people. Both the festival itself and the scholarship program it supports are intended to demonstrate the community spirit of Marietta and the Sweet Corn Festival.
The festival runs from Friday, July 13th to Saturday, July 14th.