Summer is on the horizon, and with it will comes some of Northwest Indiana’s favorite traditions, including the Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce's Annual Crown Point Corn Roast. Set for June 3 and 4, the event is hosted by the Crossroads Regional Chamber with presenting sponsor Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute. The free festivities will include food, a beer garden, bounce houses, activities for kids, live music, and of course, corn!
The Corn Roast has been a staple of Crown Point’s June calendar for decades, packing in some of the Region’s favorite restaurants, food trucks, and musicians into Bulldog Park for a weekend full of fun.
“Last year, we had to push this event to August due to the pandemic,” said Lisa Winstead, Director of Community Relations for Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce. “We are so excited to be bringing it back to the first weekend in June, so we can kick off summertime in the Region.”
Food vendor space is already sold out, and the lineup includes a ton of variety: All Soup’d Up, Annie’s Kettle Corn, Battista’s, Bub’s Bowls, Bub’s Spuds, Carriage Court Pizza, CoCo Cabanas, Corn-U-Copia, Da Portable Rican, Ding Ding Chicken Wings, Jill’s Sweet Treats, Kona Ice, Maggie’s Sweet Treats Ice Cream, Manta Latin Kitchen, One 13 North, Prime Steakhouse, Redbarn Smokehouse, RNE’s Bacon Express, Sausage King, South Lake County Shrine Club, Ste. Marie Concessions, Sweet & Savory Delights, The Big Weiner, and Thirsty Vet.
The Crown Point Corn Roast gets started at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 3 when the food vendors, beer garden, and Kid Zone all open to the public. Farmer Dan also takes the stage of the Bulldog Park Amphitheatre at 5 p.m., followed by the Mr. Funnyman Band at 7 p.m.
The fun continues on Saturday, June 4 with the food vendors and Kid Zone opening at 12 p.m., followed by the beer garden at 2 p.m. Saturday’s musical lineup begins with DJ’s at Work starting from 2 p.m., with Jack Cunningham and the High Street Band both taking the stage later in the evening. There will also be a bags tournament starting at 2 p.m.
“The Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce Annual Corn Roast has something for everyone of all ages,” said Winstead. “Make sure to mark your calendars!”
Food Vendor space is sold out, though you can enter the waiting list, but sponsorships are still available. For more information, please visit www.crossroadschamber.org.