Aw, Shucks, It’s Time for the Indiana State Hand Corn Husking Contest

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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.


  1. Barbara Amiss, Corn Husking Promotions Chairman

    August 25, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Blair Thomas,

    Thanks for including this promotion in the Fall 2011 issue of My Indiana Home. I noticed you did not have a calendar of events in the magazine, but thought I would give it a try. This event would be a great article to prepare for the 2012 fall magazine. We are always looking ahead to the future promotions for our special group.

  2. Barbara Amiss, Promotions

    June 17, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Blair Thomas,

    Thank you for posting our 2014 Indiana State Corn Huskers Contest on the website. The contest WILL NOT be at the Craig Geyer Farm in Bremen but at The Farm at Prophetstown located in the Prophetstown State Park, Lafayette, IN. The date of October 4th and time is correct. We are looking forward to being at this site in 2015 when Indiana will also host the 2015 National Corn Husking Contest. Nine or more different state winners will be coming to see who is the best.

    We would appreciate your changing the location on the posting. Thank you!

    • Rachel Bertone

      June 18, 2014 at 9:29 am

      Hi Barbara,

      Thanks for letting us know! The article has been updated to the correct location.

      Rachel Bertone
      editor, My Indiana Home

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