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When asked if playing last year's inaugural Cornstock festival was the most entertaining thing he's ever done involving corn, Rick Lewis, Fox radio personality and member of a band called the Groove Hawgs, says, "That's a little too personal." But he obviously enjoyed it, since Lewis, broadcast partner Michael Floorwax and the other Groovers are back for year two of the fest, which takes place today. The bill features Runnin Wild, Crusher Bound Cadillac and the Hawgs, who've honed their (pork) chops this summer by "playing every county fair and festival in the area," Lewis notes. "We're the battle-tested corn-dog band."

Anyone else sensing a theme?

Cornstock gets under way at 10 a.m. at May Farms, 64001 East Highway 36, one mile west of Byers. Admission is free, although there is a charge to explore the May corn maze. Other attractions include hay rides and a pumpkin patch. For directions and additional information, phone 303-822-5800 or visit
Saturdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fridays, 4-8 p.m. Starts: Sept. 22. Continues through Oct. 31, 2007

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