National Corn On The Cob Day

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Ladies and gents, don your bibs and grab your butter! Today, we're going to talk about a day that celebrates one of summer's favorite side dishes - it's National Corn on the Cob Day! Yes, a whole day dedicated to those golden kernels that we just can't get enough of.

When is Corn On The Cob Day?

It's national corn on the cob day on the 11th June.

A Kernel of History

Everyone's favorite sidekick at the BBQ, the corn on the cob, finally gets its day of glory on June 11th every year for National Corn on the Cob Day. Based on our data, there were a whopping 4037 mentions online of this festive day, with the most mentions occurring on June 11th, 2016, making it the year when the cob truly shucked the spotlight.

Popping Culture

But why, you may ask, does corn on the cob need a national day? Well, corn on the cob isn't just a food - it's a cultural icon. Whether it's a summer cookout, a county fair, or even a quiet family dinner, this delicious dish has a way of popping up (no popcorn pun intended) everywhere.

How to Celebrate

Various ways to celebrate this delightful day include preparing your corn on the cob with different mouth-watering flavors, like smothering it in garlic butter, or going with the classic salt and pepper. Don’t forget to take a sweet corn selfie and put it up on social media with the hashtag #CornOnTheCobDay to share your enjoyment with fellow corn enthusiasts!

Healthy Bites

Did you know? This tasty snack is not just about deliciousness, but also nutrition. It is a good source of dietary fiber, and also contains valuable B vitamins, which the body needs for a variety of processes. You can surely cob-vince your diet-conscious friends with this info.

History behind the term 'Corn On The Cob'


Early Origins

The term 'corn on the cob' can be traced back to the early 18th century in America. 'Corn' refers to the staple grain, maize, which has been cultivated by indigenous people for thousands of years. 'Cob' refers to the cylindrical central part of the maize plant, which is covered in tightly bound leaves and holds the kernels.


Rise in Popularity

During the late 19th century, corn on the cob gained increasing popularity as a favorite dish in rural America. Farming communities took advantage of the bountiful corn harvests and roasted ears of corn over open fires or grills, enjoying them with butter and salt. The combination of the term 'corn on the cob' became more commonplace during this time.


Fair & Festival Staple

By the 1920s, corn on the cob had become a beloved and iconic food at fairs, festivals, and outdoor events. Vendors would often set up stands where they would sell freshly grilled corn on the cob, attracting crowds with its delicious aroma. The term 'corn on the cob' became synonymous with summer gatherings and outdoor festivities.


Pop Culture References

In the mid-20th century, corn on the cob began to make appearances in popular culture. It became a recurring theme in comic strips, cartoons, and even advertisements. The term 'corn on the cob' became firmly embedded in the cultural lexicon, further solidifying its association with the beloved food.


Continued Popularity

Today, 'corn on the cob' is still enjoyed worldwide and is often associated with summer barbecues, picnics, and family gatherings. It continues to be a delicious and versatile dish, with various seasoning and grilling techniques. The term 'corn on the cob' remains widely recognized and understood, maintaining its cultural significance.

Did you know?

Ever wonder why it's called 'Corn on the Cob'? It's because before corn is harvested, it's actually referred to as an 'ear', which is a term that dates back to Old English and was used to refer to the top part of any plant. So technically, we're eating ears of corn! Bet you didn't see that one ear-coming.


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First identified

11th June 2015

Most mentioned on

11th June 2016

Total mentions


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