Aw, Shucks, It’s Time for the Indiana State Hand Corn Husking Contest
How much corn can you shuck in 20 minutes? The Indiana Corn Husking Contest invites huskers of all ages and all experience levels to find out.
Corn husking is the oldest method of harvesting corn. Before the development of farm machinery such as gleaners, farmers would husk corn by hand.
Today’s contests pay tribute to that skill. In a timed contest, participants move down rows of corn pulling ears from stalks and removing as much husk as possible. Husk weight and ears left on the stalks count against the contestant’s total score.
The winners of each category move on to the Corn Husking National Championship, which this year will be in Marshall, Missouri.
This year, Indiana’s annual event is held at The Craig Geyer Farm located in Bremen on Saturday Oct. 7, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information about the contest, call (574) 952-7197.