Photos: Saturday at the 2019 Sweet Corn Festival

Frank Dohman tends to the popcorn that will soon be the craveable Jackie’s Kettle Corn at the 67th Annual Sweet Corn Festival on Saturday. Dohman said he’s been serving the treat for 17 years at the festival and has watched kids grow into adults each summer. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC
At left, Henry Merschman and Jeff Bales discuss when to move a rack of chicken down the 30-foot BBQ pit on Saturday at the 2019 Sweet Corn Festival. When asked how many years he’d been volunteering at festival, Dohman said, “A loooong time.” It’s also an unwritten Sweet Corn Festival rule that you can’t wear Cincinnati Reds gear into the pit area. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC
Festival goers line up Saturday afternoon for the some hot buttered sweet corn at the West Point Sweet Corn Festival. The lines at the festival never ends as visitors grab up the corn with disposable wraps and wander the park on the square in West Point. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC
West Point volunteer firefighters, Shawn Bales, left and Pete Settles, get a little out of hand showing the audience how to break the rules at the afternoon water fight competition. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC
Seven-year-old Reed Schmidt keeps his waterline focused on the barrel in the opening round of the Junior Water Fights Saturday afternoon along 4th Street on the West Point City Square. Schmidt would win the battle and move the 2nd round. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC

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