CORNival season caps off with Fall Family Festival on Sept. 23

Fun is in no short supply at the CORNival Fall Family Festival in Altoona. This event marks the end to Altoona’s Summer of CORNival. This celebration marks the 100th anniversary of the planting of the first acre of commercial hybrid seed corn, and now, with the harvest season, the celebration heads right to the fields where that corn would have been planted.

  • Festival information
    • Where: Intrinsic Ag (102 1st Ave N)
    • When: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23

Festival activities
The CORNival Fall Family Festival will have something for everyone to enjoy. The 20 statues that make up the CORNival CORNvoy, which were unveiled earlier this summer, will be set up for attendees to view and take pictures with. There will also be an inflatable, pumpkin painting (available while supplies last), food trucks, and a farmers’ market featuring local artists and vendors.

The capstone of the event will be the customized corn maze, planted by Intrinsic Ag, featuring a special Altoona Design. Please note that closed-toed shoes are recommended. This maze is 8.5 acres and will take approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete. Children age 14 and under should only enter with an adult age 18+. The maze is described as "moderately difficult."

Most activities (outside of the food and items for purchase) are free of charge.

This event will happen rain or shine. Weather related announcements regarding this event will be shared on this webpage and on the city's social media accounts.

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