The Dixie Classic Fair Farmers Market is looking for participants of all ages to compete for a share of $200 in prize money during its second annual “Aw Shucks!” corn-shucking contest on Saturday, July 11, at 9am.
There is no charge to enter and all the corn shucked during the contest will be donated to the Samaritan Inn Soup Kitchen.
The contest is open to all ages. Contestants will compete in two age groups: 12 and under; and over 12. Winners in each group will receive ribbons and cash prizes of $50, $30 and $20 for first, second and third place respectively.
Already entered in the contest are Sonjia Kurosky, the director of Samaritan Ministries; Michael Hastings, the food editor for the Winston-Salem Journal; local radio personalities from WFDD; Jason Thiel, the president of the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership; and CCD edityor-in-chief Chad Nance.
The deadline for entries is Thursday, July 9. To enter or for more information call 336/655-9785 or send an email to amy [at] asgarland.com.