Ears & Beers Sweet Corn Festival
TODAY! Enjoy the Illini Club's Second Annual Corn Roast, Bratwurst, and Brew, Illinois style. This will be a fun outing for every family member plus your friends and neighbors. The event will be held at San Dieguito County Park just off Interstate 5.
New Information: The Kona VW bus will be serving summer brews at "Ears and Beers"! Can't wait to see this thing in action!
This is an all-you-can-eat-&-drink event for adults and children of all ages. The pricing is identical to last year:
- Adults - $20 ($25 after August 10)
- Children ages 5-12 - $5
- Children 4 & under - free
The menu is also the same:
- The BEST organic sweet corn you have ever tasted
- Bratwurst, hot dogs, and chicken sausages, plus all the condiments and trimmings
- Potato salad, baked beans, chips, salsa,
- Soda, beer, wine, and water
But the event will be even more FUN!!! San Dieguito County Park is beautiful with plenty of shade, great children's play areas, nice restrooms, hiking trails, etc. etc. Volunteers will prep the corn the day before, and store it in water. On Saturday we will get the charcoal grills going early, and roast the corn in the wet husks. It will be kept warm, and then husked and served by volunteers with plenty of melted butter. This is a proven method used by other Illini Clubs for 25 years, and by us last year. Except we are now experienced and will be more than ready for a large, enthusiastic Illini crowd. Last year we served about 125. Because of the wonderful response, this year we are planning for 200! Be sure to check out the photo album of last year's event on the left side of the "Home" page.
This will be a picnic where you won't have to prepare a thing. Club officers will DO IT ALL! Profits will go to support the Club's Scholarship Fund to assist currently enrolled University of Illinois students from San Diego County. Bring your friends, neighbors, relatives and anyone who likes to have a good time and enjoy a great picnic. Order your tickets now and check back often to get additional information.
We have reserved Area #3 at San Dieguito Park. The picnic will be from Noon to 6:00. We are inviting some special guests, planning games, and will periodically update the website with additional information.
Off the I-5 take Lomas Santa Fe east one mile, and turn left at the first stop sign. The entrance to San Dieguito Park is on the right in about 100 yards. There will be a ranger at the gate, he will be charging $3.00 per car, and can direct you the short distance to Area #3. Just past the park entrance is a dirt area along the road where you can park for carpooling, or walk into the park.
Fun for the whole family!
Ticket sales have closed; but come to the park and pay at the event. WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU JOIN US!!!!!!!!!