BULLHEAD CITY – It’s been exciting to watch the tents go up at Gary Keith Civic Park on AZ-95 and Marina Blvd., for the upcoming two-day Cornfest. The Kiwanis of the Colorado River host this sixth year of the community festival. Presented by Living Waters Hospice, the event runs Friday, Oct. 21, 5 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Kiwanis gives back in many ways and some of the donations from this event will benefit the very same park the event is being held in, which is going to hold a lot of exciting and engaging vendors, music, food and more, including:
• A first-ever for Cornfest, The Axe Throw. Marketed as a way to release aggression, it does so by releasing endorphins and dopamine. Think pub darts, but using axes.
• Once the endorphins start, keep them going with the AAU Strongman Competition.
• Know what else creates endorphins? 10,000 square feet of scare. If Halloween is your holiday, check out the largest haunted house in the area: Scream in the Dark, presented by Tri-State AC Hero.
• Speaking of scare, claustrophia might result if efforts to escape from Long Gone Escape’s Escape Room Experience fail.
• We mentioned vendors, right? Food, beauty, health and more.
For kids and teens:
• More competition in the Teen Zone using baseballs, basketballs and softballs.
• A petting zoo! Big kids get a petting zoo, as well as face-painting (why don’t more adults do this?) bounce houses and games.
• Many local kids volunteer, so many volunteer that together they staff 15 of those games.
• It wouldn’t be fall without a pumpkin patch, and this fest delivers!
A bandstand is going up too, and it’s going to be busy! Sponsored by Anderson Ford of Bullhead City, there will be two bands (Black CatX and Kid and Nic), DJ Loke and Bullhead’s Got Talent semi-finals and finals.
Once we gather endorphins, they stick around in the body—sometimes for hours. So, as you head home, use some of those to be grateful for our community. Led by the Kiwanis of the Colorado River, they worked together to create this opportunity to give back.