Corn Carnival off to a great start

One of the many bonsai trees at the exhibit

The Corn Carnival in Blakesburg is in full swing!

Festivities kicked off Thursday and will ran through Saturday.

Activities in the park held strong all day Friday.

A vendor fair is taking place at the elementary school, with more than 25 vendors participating.

New this year is a bonsai tree exhibit, with all things bonsai.

Beckham Miller brought several of his bonsai trees to the exhibit and said any tree can be placed in a pot and grown.

â??The correct pronunciation is bonsai, meaning a tree in a dish. Pretty much any tree can be placed in a pot and grown. Typically smaller leaves, something that can be reduced. The idea is to make a small plant look like a full grown, old tree,â?? said Miller.

Another exhibit this year is called â??Our Nationâ??s 27 Official Flagsâ?? by Chuck Bates.