Welcome to CORNSTOCK -
The official website of the Anderson County Corn Festival, Inc. 

About Us
and Contact Information

Anderson County Corn Festival
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Anderson County Corn Festival, Inc.
P.O. Box 82
Garnett, KS  66032-0082 
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The "Cornfest Gang".
It takes a Board of Directors, over 100 volunteers, a bushel of fantastic sponsors and great city/county relations to make Cornstock happen each year.  Thank you EVERYONE!
ACCF Board of Directors

Gina Witherspoon, President
Randy Singer, Vice President
Twyla Duryea, Secretary
Mike Norman, Treasurer

Holly Byerley
Chelsea Leinweber
Brenda McCain
Beth Mersman
Kathy Schulte
Brad Spain
Susan Wettstein

WHERE ARE WE?  Cornstock, the Anderson County Corn Festival -

The festival is held annually in the North Lake Park, located in Garnett, Kansas.  Garnett is approximately 50 miles south of Lawrence, 50 miles east of Emporia, 50 miles southwest of Olathe/metro Kansas City.  This charming rural community is located at the junction of US Highway 59, US 169 and K-31.

For Google Location Map, CLICK HERE!

ABOUT US:  The Anderson County Corn Festival Inc, is a 501(c)4 non-profit organization. 

The specific objectives and purposes of this corporation are:

1.       To establish, maintain and operate an annual festival to promote the improvement and patronage of cultural events, live theater, visual, and musical arts in Anderson County, Kansas;

2.       To establish, maintain and operate festival facilities for the general artistic use by the general public in Anderson County;

3.       To educate, train and mentor individuals in the operation, management and leadership of a festival and/or special events for fund-raising purposes for community civic, church and non-for-profit organizations.

The Anderson County Corn Festival, Inc. encourages community involvement, specifically by area youth.  Scholarships have been established by ACCF to be awarded to recipients who are currently enrolled in high school or higher education.


Become a volunteer of Cornstock!  Learn how to manage your time, set goals, lead and succeed.  Our vision is to help teach and mentor future community leaders.  Won’t you join us?  Volunteer positions are available for help with:

1.       Creating unique, fresh, new activities to educate and entertain the public on local agricultural heritage, culture and local arts.

2.       Coordinating with community civic, church and school non-profit organizations to help them maximize their fund-raising opportunities by participating as a part of Cornstock.

3.       Serving on a subcommittee; making contacts, organizing and making things happen.

4.       Man Power!  Lending a hand with a variety of physical activity, from putting up fence to helping unload bands behind the stage, to parking cars, help is always needed somewhere.

5.       Having fun!  While some may think it work, helping needy organizations meet their goals, and helping thousands of people in the process, all while bringing fun, entertainment and education to the community…it doesn’t get much better than this. 

Join us!  Fill out the Contact Form and let us know you want to be a volunteer.


Existing Charitable Activities:

The festival emphasizes providing a venue for many civic, church and school organizations to fund-raise.    Also, donations are made directly to organizations that help with the festival, thus becoming a fund-raiser for those organizations as well.  Those include:

Anderson County Fair

Anderson County Youth Baseball

Garnett Optimist Club

Garnett Lions Club

Anderson County High School Junior Class

Garnett Rotary Club

Church of the Nazarene

First United Methodist Church

Garnett Knights of Columbus

Westphalia Knights of Columbus

Garnett Booster Club

Kansas Masons

Boy Scout Troop 126

Garnett Fire Department

St. Teresa’s CYO

St. Rose Catholic School Support

CASA of 4th Judicial District

Cherry Mound 4-H

Anderson County 4-H

ACHS Chess Club

USD 365 Endowment Association

Anderson County Hospital Foundation

Class of 2011
Class of 2016

Neosho Lodge #27


Central Heights Middle School

St. Boniface – Carmelite Stars


Garnett Area Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry

Lake Garnett Sporting Club

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Anderson & Franklin Counties

The Peoples Theatre
Southeast Kansas Down Syndrome Society
WINGS - Women in Need Gaining Strength

Throughout the year we give donations to various organizations, and ACCF is an active, paying member of the Garnett Area Chamber of Commerce.   This festival is the largest event in this area and is a significant boost to the local economy.

Let the Celebration Begin!

The one festival that celebrates and honors those who FEED and FUEL America. We are a 501(c)4 non-profit organization.

Dreamed up in 2004, the Anderson County Corn Festival, a/k/a, “Cornstock”, started out as “One day of corn, music and … fun”. In celebration of the area’s agricultural heritage and specifically the impact of corn, Cornstock was born.
   Today, the Anderson County Corn Festival, Inc.* consists of a fifteen member board and over one hundred volunteers who create an annual festival that is growing and growing, with the goal of being one of the largest festivals in Eastern Kansas. Cornstock is a collaborative effort that provides quality entertainment and activities for visitors while mentoring leadership skills to young adults and helping over 25 civic, church and educational non-profit groups fund-raise. Vital sponsorship support from corporations, small businesses and dedicated individuals fuel the operations of this annual event, now beginning its 10th year and counting.

Please visit this website often and tour the pages herein for announcements and updated event information.

A special thanks to our sponsors, who if not for them this event would not be possible.