It may be the dog days of summer, but the Corn Daze will be here soon.

The Kiwanis Club has announced the 2019 Corn Daze schedule, and the festivities begin on Saturday, Aug. 3.

An antique tractor pull starts things off at 11 a.m. at Minier West Park. At 1:30 p.m., the Minier Fire Department will host a water fight with local fire departments. To cap the day off, a softball tournament starts at 6 p.m. The tournament is open to the public. 

New this year is a drawing for two prizes. The first place prize is a 50 in. flat screen TV, and the second place prize is a 24 in. flat screen TV. 

Tickets are available at IGA, Village Flowers and Gifts, O & G Financial, Minier Community Bank, First Farmers State Bank and K’s Cafe. There will be tickets available to purchase at the event as well.

Tickets are $1 for one ticket or $5 for six. All proceeds go to the Kiwanis Key Club Scholarship, awarded to an Olympia senior Key Club member each spring. 

On Sunday a craft and vendor fair will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Grade School Park. At 10:30 a.m., the community church service begins in the park with Pastor Ron Marsiglio speaking. Music will be provided by the Lincoln Christian University Instrumental Band.  

Starting at 11 a.m., the festival is offering tram rides around town. The tram can optionally drop riders off at a cruise-in, which begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. 

Several new activities this year include a Pie in the Face contest and cornbread bake off.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three cornbread recipes.

In addition to these events, there will be food vendors, kids events and music throughout the course of the weekend.