NORMAL Ill. (WMBD) — Uptown Normal hosted its annual Sweet Corn Circus this past weekend.

Locals came out to enjoy vendors, corn, and a performance from the Gamma Phi Circus from Illinois State University.

Coordinators said more than 20 tons of corn is served up annually at the festival.

Ryan Manuel said he’s grown up in Normal, and the corn fest is always a good place to meet people.

“We always have people coming down here and it’s a way for the community to get out and do stuff so it’s always fun,” said Manuel.

The event, previously called the Sweet Corn Blues Festival, had its name changed between 2021 and 2022 to reflect Normal’s deep-rooted tradition of circus arts.

The Sweet Corn Circus is the last weekend of August every year.