The Lower Hudson Valley’s only corn festival
Indulge in sweet corn ice cream from The Blue Pig, challenge yourself in a corn maze, and play corn-y games! You’ll work up an appetite watching live cooking demonstrations, kick up your heels in the barn during an English country dance, and tap your toes to live bluegrass and folk music. Then quench your thirst with draft beers and root beer from Captain Lawrence Brewing Company!
September 1-3, 2018
Labor Day Weekend
Senior (65+): $12
Student (18-25): $12
Child (3-17): $8
Members + Children under 3: FREE
$2/ticket surcharge for onsite and phone purchase
CORNucopia is a festival celebrating the importance of corn and its heritage in America.
The residents of Philipsburg Manor in 1750 used corn in a number of different ways. Dried corn was suitable for animal feed. Once ground, however, corn could be turned into a variety of delicacies including corn pudding and Johnny cakes. The gristmill at Philipsburg Manor, which could produce 15 tons of flour a week, was used to grind corn into meal. Cornmeal mush was the key component of the enslaved Africans’ diet, and dried corn husks served as stuffing for their sleeping palettes.
GPS address for Philipsburg Manor:
381 N Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY
GPS address for overflow lot:
100 Continental St., Sleepy Hollow, NY
Is there food available?
We have tasty food selections on site, courtesy of Geordane’s of Irvington, including corny delights such as cornbread, veggie corn burgers, corn on the cob, and—of course—popcorn! Pair these treats with baby back ribs, hot dogs, hamburgers, and more! Picnic tables are available.
Where can I park?
All parking is in the Philipsburg Manor overflow parking lot. Follow signs and use the GPS address below. Parking in the overflow lot is FREE, safe, and secure. Handicapped parking is available in the Philipsburg Manor Visitor Center lot for cars displaying a valid handicapped placard or plate.
Is the site wheelchair accessible?
Visitor Center and Site Access
- Handicapped parking is available at the Visitor Center as well as handicapped restrooms.
- Wheelchair visitors are asked to have the front desk staff person call the site manager on duty to arrange for entrance at the back gate of the property on Bellwood Avenue.
- The entire site (including the Visitor Center) is about 5 acres. At this time, the bridge over the millpond is not accessible to any visitors due to an ongoing construction project. The walk from the Visitor Center around the millpond is on a dirt path, includes some uneven terrain, and takes about 10 minutes.
- The historic core has limited wheelchair accessibility. The grist mill, the barn, and the lower kitchen and first floor of the Manor House are accessible using ramps. The Activity Center and the second floor of the Manor House are not wheelchair accessible.
- There are a few steps into each building. There is a narrow, steep flight of 12 stairs from the first to the second floor of the Manor House and another similar flight of stairs back down to the first floor.