The downtown parade kicks off Saturday’s Tall Corn Festival activities in Rossville

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TOPEKA (KSNT) — Rossville celebrated its annual Tall Corn Festival this weekend.

The theme for this year’s festival is “Come Grow With Us” and was held in the City Park and other downtown areas.

The festival kicked off Friday afternoon with a performance by the band Rossville High School, a watermelon meal, a corn-eating contest and live music from Brit Stokes.

Saturday’s events included an early morning pancake meal and parade downtown, a talent show and, this year, the ball diamond dedication at Joe Campbell Memorial Field. The Rossville Rustlers 4-H Club provided a petting zoo in the park and street dancing on Saturday night with music provided by Departure and Kyle Austin.

The three-day event also included craft stalls, horseback rides, face painting, dunk tank, bouncy houses, 5k run, softball tournament, crafts in the park, Topeka High Drumline and a beer garden.

Sunday events include a community-wide worship service, a softball in the park, a Rossville pool party, and a horseshoe tournament in the park.

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