History & Details
The origins of Community Church’s Annual CORNFEST can be traced back to a couple of church members observing a community corn boil while on vacation. They brought back the idea of having Community Church sponsor something similar in Rolling Meadows. In Aug. 1957 the first official Community Church CORNFEST was born.
Through the years some things may have changed – cooking procedures have significantly improved; the big yellow and white tent was added in the late 1980’s, and a craft fair in the late 1990’s. The menu however, has remained virtually the same- A hamburger or hotdog, drink, watermelon and all the fresh picked boiled and buttered sweet corn you can eat! The most important thing that has remained throughout the years has been the opportunity for the members of Community Church to reach beyond its walls to the community of Rolling Meadows for a wonderful day of food, fun and fellowship.
We have been blessed with over 50 years of wonderful memories and success thanks to our Lord and Savior, and we look forward to continuing what has become not only a very special Community Church tradition, but also a much anticipated community-wide event!
Please join us every year on the first Saturday in August. The fest opens at 11:00am and runs until 7:00pm. A ticket buys you a hamburger or hotdog, pop, a slice of watermelon and all the delicious, fresh sweet corn you can eat!
While you’re there, visit our Craft Fair. Many area crafters have already signed up to join us for this annual event.
Applications for our 2014 Craft Fair are now available online! Print yours out and mail it in early to reserve those prime spaces! See LINK above!