Some seven hundred people came to eat corn, buy corn, and learn about corn at the Union County Corn Festival hosted by the Union County Farmers Market on August 5, 2023 in Heritage Park. Deerinda Cooke, market manager, just kept clicking the counter as she welcomed over 700 visitors. The crowd more than doubled last year's attendance. A bounty of fresh corn and produce filled tables and truck beds to satisfy even the most particular shopper. Elizabeth Tindell from Tindell's Farmhouse Bakery cooked over a thousand sweet corn fritters on site.