SULLIVAN, Ind. (WTWO/WAVW) – The Sullivan square was starting to get packed Wednesday evening for the first day of the annual Corn Festival.

Visitors will be able to enjoy carnival rides, live entertainment, and delicious food. The event is organized yearly by the Sullivan Rotary Club and will continue through Saturday.

Sullivan Paramedic, Brian Ketterer, said it’s a great time to see everyone.

“A chance to get to interact with people. Especially after the last couple of years of not getting to interact with anybody hardly. It’s a very nice walk of change to be able to do that,” Ketterer said.

Sullivan Mayor Clint Lamb said he was born and raised in Sullivan and has been serving as Mayor for 11 years. He said it has been amazing to see the growth of the festival over the years.

“It’s really a tradition, it’s kind of a homecoming for the Sullivan community. There’s so many class reunions going on at the same time so while the festival itself is exciting, you have rides you have vendors, great food, wonderful entertainment that’s put on by the Sullivan Rotary Club which is literally a handful of individuals that sacrifice so much,” Mayor Lamb said.

Mayor Lamb said he expects a huge turnout for the entire festival, and is excited to see what the next few days hold.

“10’s of thousands of people will come to the Sullivan community over the next four days, hundreds of thousands of dollars will be spent right here in the local community so it’s great economically, it’s great in all aspects but most importantly, it’s about a community coming together,” Mayor Lamb said.

The Sullivan Rotary Club said they saw a record crowd for their first night during the Journey tribute band

For all information regarding events and bands performing visit their website at Sullivan Rotary.