The Corn Festival, which was rated the best one-day festival in Pennsylvania by the Pennsylvania Festivals Association, is presented by the Corn Festival Committee, a small group of dedicated volunteers. All the monies generated are returned to the community for a variety of preservation and enhancement projects.
Past Corn Festivals have supported the Historic District Survey; historic marker signs; sidewalk, fence, and lighting at the entrance to the municipal parking lot; downtown period lighting; the restoration and landscaping of the town’s historic gazebo; iron wreath Christmas decorations; trees and flowers for downtown; roof replacement of the oldest church in town; preservation of Dykeman Spring Hatch House; and construction of a brand new gazebo in a pocket park next to Branch Creek Place, home of the Shippensburg senior center. The Corn Festival Committee also provides donations to the three local fire companies, the public library, and various local organizations.
In its first 37 years, the festival has donated nearly $400,000 to local projects. For a complete listing, click below: