Friend de Coup - Dinner TheatreDate: Friday, March 27th
Time: Tues, Thurs-Fri @ 6:30pm, Sat @ 5:00pm
Location: Corn Palace
Moose Lodge Vendor FairDate: Saturday, March 28th
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Moose Lodge (516 W 15th Ave, Mitchell SD)
Mitchell Chamber Health & Wellness FairDate: Saturday, April 11th
Time: 8:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Mitchell Christian School
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World's Only Corn Palace
The Corn Palace is decorated with several murals made out of 12 different colors of corn, each framed with native grasses, straw, milo, and sourdock. A local farmer grows all the corn for the Palace, a local artist designs the murals, and a team of approximately 20 workers change out the murals every year beginning in late-August and working into September (as crops become available). The Palace is never un-decorated, as the murals are not taken down until it is time to replace them in the late summer, when the work is a gradual process.
The honor of designing of the murals has been done by several artists including Oscar Howe, a Yanktonai Sioux Artist who taught school at Dakota Wesleyan University and was Artist Laureate of South Dakota; Cal Schultz, a local artist; and presently Cherie Ramsdell, a local college art teacher.