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South Florida Sweet Corn Fiesta held in West Palm Beach

Posted at 6:52 PM, Apr 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-29 18:52:32-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- More than 4,000 visitors came out for the 18th annual South Florida Sweet Corn Fiesta in West Palm Beach on Sunday.

Attendees celebrated Palm Beach County's heritage as the "sweet corn capital of the world."

One of the highlights was the Major League Eating's National Sweet Corn Championship.

At total purse prize of $6,100 was at stake.

The winner, a 24-year-old from New Jersey consumed more than 58 ears in just 12 minutes.

Palm Beach County grows more sweet corn than any other county in the U.S.