Zellwood Corn Festival 2002
Photos and Story by Susan Winfree                 67sec

If you missed the 29th annual Zellwood Sweet Corn Festival this year, you missed a great time. It's a weekend of fun for everyone. Carnival rides, lots of food, concerts by "big time" artists and the largest arts and crafts show in the area. The admission price includes a meal of ham, beans, roll, potato salad, ice tea and all the corn you can eat. The sweet Zellwood corn is cooked in "Big Bertha" designed and built for the Zellwood Festival, "She" cooks 1650 ears of corn in 9 minutes.

above; another load of corn gets dumped from "Big Bertha" by Orange County Firefighters, Fire and Rescue Division



left; corn husking contest

Becky Birdberdahl, Michael and Debbie Blankenship and little Kelly, serve the delicious corn; right


 below; Diana Raffey and Laly Rosario stir the melted butter for the corn. Two of the moms of Boy Scout Troop 639 from Plymouth

avove; Jerry Berdahl, offensive guard and Cole Flinn, offensive lineman, members of Apopka High School Blue Darters football team, helped serve the food. The empty crates piled behind them, show only a portion of what is used.

left; 4 year old Madison O'brien from Paisley, Florida loved the corn, especially with the green butter.

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