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The Olathe sweet corn festival held on the first Saturday in August. World famous sweet corn draws vistors from all over.

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  • 2 Olathe Sweet Corn Festival 2009

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    Corn Festival, August 1.

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    H Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patchopening in September.

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  • Olathe Sweet Corn Festival 2009 3

    More than 800 locals volunteer their time toensure the success of the event.

    Attendees in 2008 consumed more than 70,000ears of Olathe Sweet sweet corn that was donatedby the Western Slope Vegetable GrowersAssociation.

    Attendees in 2008 also consumed 8,000 gallons ofPepsi, 6 tons of ice, produced by Rocky MountainIce. Twenty-five hundred pancakes were eaten at theBank of Colorados annual pancake breakfast.

    Attendees at the 2008 event came from all overColorado and all across the United States, increasingthe population of Olathe by 1400 percent the day ofthe festival.

    Non-profit groups earned more than $55,000 at the2008 event.

    The Olathe Sweet Corn Festival is an enterprisefund of the town of Olathe, governed by the OlatheTown Council and a seven member Advisory Boardappointed by the town.

    Olathe Sweet CornFestival Tickets

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    General Admission All Events Pass: 9:00 a.m. to clos-ing; includes evening concert and fireworks

    All Tickets: $19 in advance; $22 at the gateSeniors 60+: $14 in advance; $17 at the gate

    Children ages 3 to 12:$4.00 (except to the Reserved Seating Area)

    Children under 2 FREE

    Tickets available at:All Area City Markets; Alpine Bank; Olathe Town Hall;

    Bank of Colorado in Olathe and Delta; Paperworks in Delta;Murdochs in Montrose

    HH

    Festival Director

    Bobbi Sale

    welcomes

    newcomers and

    festival veterans.

    1992 850

    (just 250 were expected)

    1993 2,500

    1994 6,600

    1995 15,000

    1996 20,000

    1997 20,000

    1998 20,323

    1999 18,000

    2000 15,000

    2001 20,000+

    2002 20,000+

    2003 15,600

    2004 15,900

    2005 almost 18,000

    2006 18,000

    2007 18,500

    2008 18,500

    Corn Festival Facts

    Dear Festival Attendee

    s,

    Its my great pleasure

    to once again welcome

    everyone tothe 18th an

    nual Olathe

    Sweet CornFestival. W

    ho would have though

    t that the little party we

    planned so

    many yearsago to cele

    brate the arrival of the

    Olathe Sweet Sweet

    Corn crop

    would havegrown into

    the fun andfantastic ev

    ent that it istoday.

    As the director of one

    of the twolargest even

    ts on Colorados West

    ern Slope each

    year, I consider myself

    one lucky lady. I get to

    spend my days plannin

    g a party for

    upwards of20,000 peo

    ple who come from fa

    r and near to sample o

    ur hometown,

    homegrownhospitality.

    Out of town guests ca

    n get a taste of what li

    fe is like ina

    tiny, remotefarming co

    mmunity and take a p

    iece of Olathe home w

    ith them, and

    locals lovethat they ca

    n take partin a fun-fill

    ed day andevening wi

    th great enter-

    tainment right in their

    own back yard.

    A survey of festival go

    ers shows that the reas

    ons peoplecome are th

    e two Cs

    the corn and the conce

    rt. You caneat your fil

    l of world famous Ol

    athe Sweet

    sweet corn,and enjoy t

    his years very sweet c

    oncert starring Clint B

    lack.

    Thanks to all who have

    come to myparty in the

    past and are here agai

    n, and wel-

    come to allof you first

    timers. Enjoy a festive

    day filled with food, fu

    n, fireworks

    and friends, both old a

    nd new. Wewelcome y

    ou to our hometown c

    elebration.

    Bobbi Sale, Executive

    Director

    Olathe Sweet Corn Fe

    stival

  • 4 Olathe Sweet Corn Festival 2009

    Brent Wareham chosen Grand Marshall for18th Annual Olathe Sweet Corn Festival

    Clint Black to take the stage at 2009Olathe Sweet Corn Festival

    Every year the Olathe Sweet CornFestival concert gets bigger and better,and that tradition is continued in 2009with this years headliner, Clint Black.

    His melodies are memorable. If youlove country music, they're virtually asoundtrack of the '90s. And when deliv-ered by the unmistakable voice of ClintBlack, they can, indeed change your"State of Mind."

    The baby of Ann and G.A. Black's fourboys came to the music business withboundless optimism and purity ofintent. Clint's father is a passionatecountry fan who instilled the same fer-vor in his boys Mark, Brian, Kevin andClint. But it was the youngest whoshaped that passion into a truly individ-ual vision. Clint stole one of Brian's har-monicas at age 13 and taught himself toplay it. Two years later the teenagerlearned the rudiments of guitar. Almostovernight Clint was pursuing the museof music with astonishing focus anddevotion.

    In retrospect, only a fool or a truly ded-icated musician would drop out of highschool to play bass in his brother Kevin'sband. It's a measure of Clint's passionthat he did that in 1978 and a mark ofhis strikingly mature professionalismthat he had his own solo gigs withinthree years. A 1981 booking in Houston's

    Barton Springs led to eight solid years ofplaying on the local club circuit. Clintwas 25 when a chain of events suddenlybrought him to Nashville to play a tapein Joe Galante's RCA Records office.

    At the time, Nashville was just begin-ning to flex its "young country" muscles.George Strait and Randy Travis haddemonstrated that there was a hungerfor imaginitively produced records basedon country traditions. Alabama andSawyer Brown had alerted the industryto a potentially vast youth market. Butmost of the "new country" headlinershad yet to emerge.

    In this climate, Clint Black's arrivalwas splashy and spectacular. He raisedeyebrows by incorporating his bandmembers into his recording sessions,tunned everyone with his composingprowess and bowled Music Row over byscoring five No. 1 singles from his debutalbum, a feat then unprecedented in anyfield of music.

    In 1989-90 Clint became a lightning rodfor the electricity in a new jolt of coun-try talent. He was in the vanguard of the"new-country" army that was thenmarching over the pop music horizon.

    There were many in the movement.But no one else had Clint Black's distinc-tive quality as a tunesmith, the ability totwist a melody into a serpentine delight,

    the talent to invest lyrics with multipleshadings and innuendo. Clint has therare gift of being able to craft songs thatare both artful and commercial, hits thatcan be taken either as audio candy or asinsightful poetry.

    Clint was developing quite a reputa-tion. Observers couldn't help noting hisunflagging energy, professionalism,friendliness, magnetism and media coop-eration. "I wanted to be the perfectartist," he recalls. "I'd do three hours ofmedia interviews a day, going to everyradio station I could squeeze in. I'd signautographs after the show until every-body left." That dedication would practi-cally exhaust him in years to come, butin 1991 Clint was still in the warm lime-light of new stardom.

    In 1993 Playboy named his "Black andWy" national tour with Wynonna itsConcert of the Year. Their summer duet"A Bad Goodbye" became anomnipresent radio hit and paved the wayfor the back-to-back successes of "NoTime to Kill" and "State of Mind." Clintand his wife, Lisa, became the firstentertainers to visit U.S. troops stationedin war-and-famine ravaged Somalia. Herounded out the year by singing thetheme song for TV's "Harts of the West"and contributing "Desperado" to theCommon Threads Eagles tribute, named

    Album of the Year by the CMA.Billboard magazine named Clint Black

    the Most-Played Country Radio Artist of1994. That was the year he staged his act-ing debut in TV's "Wings" and the movieMaverick. "A Good Run of Bad Luck,"performed for the Maverick soundtrack,became Clint's first directing job on a music video. He madehistory with his next two by creatingthem as the first clips shot on large-for-mat, 65mm film. He sang for a TV audi-ence of 50 million at the NationalMemorial Day Celebration inWashington, then for a viewership ofone bi