Cornfest turns the quiet farm town of Darien into one big party for one weekend each year.
The 58th annual event kicks off Friday, Sept. 7, and runs through Sunday, Sept. 9, with most of the action at West Park. Attractions include a carnival, craft fair, bingo, tractor pulls, volleyball and softball tournaments and live music. Fireworks will light up the sky at dusk on Sept. 7 and a parade steps off at 1 p.m. Sept. 9. Free sweet corn will be handed out from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 8 and Sept. 9. Go online to dariencornfest.us for complete details.