A large crowd gathered to shuck corn for the 40th year of the Adel Sweet Corn Festival on Friday, Aug. 9.

Kids, parents, families, friends, community members and others helped shuck around seven tons of sweet corn. The corn will be handed out for free at 11 a.m. following the annual parade until it’s gone.

Adel’s Sweet Corn Festival will kick off bright and early with the 5K at 8 a.m., followed by the parade at 9:30 a.m. Other activities include a car show, kids inflatables, live music and more.

The Dallas County ISU Extension and Outreach will celebrate 100 years during a special presentation at 12:30 p.m. on the Main Stage.

Check out more photos of the corn shucking event, along with the Sweet Corn Princess Contest. Keep watching for more sweet corn photos at www.adelnews.com and in the Aug. 15 Dallas County News.

Adel Sweet Corn Festival Saturday Schedule8 a.m. - Sweet Corn 5K Run at ADM DAC Building, 11th and Court9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Food, craft, art and info vendors at Downtown Square9:30 a.m. - Parade at 18th and Main - 11th11 a.m. - Free Sweet Corn at 10th between Main and Prairie (Until corn is gone)11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Car Show at 9th and Court11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Various Entertainment at Courthouse Lawn11:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Live Music, Suede, at Main Stage, 10th and Main12 to 4:30 p.m. - Kids Inflatables. Sponsored by Harvey’s Greenhouse12:30 p.m. - ISU Extension Presentation at Main Stage, 10th and Main6:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. - Street Party at Main Stage, 10th and Main6:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Meet a Super Hero at Stage and Pavilion7:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. - Live Music, High South