Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Tioga Downs Announces Highlights of ‘Corntastic!’ Weekend
Corn-themed Contests to Take Place August 25-27
Nichols, N.Y. – August 23, 2017 – Tioga Downs is announcing details of its upcoming ‘Corntastic!’ event, which will take place from Friday, August 25 through Sunday, August 27. Corntastic is one of the oldest and most popular promotions at Tioga Downs. It’s a celebration of the area’s agricultural flair, and the corn is locally grown and sourced from the Nichols area.
Free grilled corn will be available during live racing, which kicks off at 6:50 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 1 p.m. on Sunday. People can register for the contests at the racing promotions table and the contests will take place during the racing program.
More about the contests:
On Friday, August 25, Tioga Downs will host its Corn Toss Contest. Guests will submit an entry to compete, and three will be randomly selected. The contestants will attempt to toss an ear of corn into a basket at varying distances. There will be a total of 4 distances, each subsequently at farther distance. For each successful toss, the contestant will receive a $25 wagering voucher. Each contestant will have a total of 5 attempts.
You won’t want to miss our Corn Eating Contest on Saturday, August 26. Up to eight contestants will be randomly selected. One spot will be reserved for last year’s defending champion. Contestants will have 3 minutes to eat as many ears of grilled corn as possible. Ears must be completely eaten; Tioga Downs management will serve as judges.
Don’t forget to catch our Corn Husking Contest on Sunday, August 27. Six participants will be randomly selected. Contestants will have three minutes to completely husk as many ears of corn as possible. Ears that are not completely husked will not count towards the final total. Members of the promotional staff for Tioga Downs will serve as judges.
Cash prizes for all three contests are as follows:
1st Place - $100
2nd Place - $50
3rd Place - $25