Unique Cam Nam Corncob Festival

By MINH HAI - PHUONG GIANG - LANG A CUI |

(QNO) - Cam Nam Corncob Festival (Cam Nam commune, Hoi An city, Quang Nam province) has just been organised the first time. Along with other special activities the festival provided an ideal opportunity for the Cam Nam craft village to promote and introduce its traditional the culinary arts, the festival brought beautiful impressions and happy to both local people and international tourists.

Reappearing Cam Nam corn growing craft village.
Reappearing Cam Nam corn growing craft village.
Many big corn processing firms in Hoi An city participated the festival.
Many big corn processing firms in Hoi An city participated the festival.

Beside famous Tra Que fresh vegetable, Cam Nam’s waxy corn has been largely known for a long time in Quang Nam and  neighbouring  provinces. In order to restore and spread  the “Cam Nam sticky corncob” trade mark, diversify it to be a tourism product and improve the green space of Hoi An city as well, the Cam Nam corn festival was held with many lively and attractive activities.

Thanksgiving ceremony to remember the ancestors of corn growing and  procession.
Thanksgiving ceremony to remember the ancestors of corn growing and procession.

“Cam Nam Corncob Festival is not only an event to honour and promote another specialty of Hoi An city, but also to restore the value of this food. It is also a significant activity for local people to comeback with a traditional job which has helped them to develop their life since the old time and look toward creating and preserving the green space for Hoi An in the future,” said Mr Nguyen Su, Secretary of Hoi An Party Committee.

Implementing the traditional worship ceremony.
Implementing the traditional worship ceremony.

Those attending the event had the opportunity to experience the traditional ceremony, learn how to cook the Cam Nam sticky corncob and enjoy the specialty processed from corn such as cooked corn, roasted corn,pop corn, corn sweet soup… Over 10,000 sticky corncobs were freely given to visitors in the festival.

Representatives of local authority give incense sticks at the sacrificed ceremony.
Representatives of local authority give incense sticks at the sacrificed ceremony.
Honouring the corn growers.
Honouring the corn growers.
Cam Nam’s corn growers invite local and international visitors to enjoy their traditional product.
Cam Nam’s corn growers invite local and international visitors to enjoy their traditional product.
Over 10,000 sticky corncobs were freely given to visitors in the festival.
Over 10,000 sticky corncobs were freely given to visitors in the festival.
Both corn growers and tourists are interesting with corn specialty.
Both corn growers and tourists are interesting with corn specialty.
Taking the corncobs out of the cooking oven.
Taking the corncobs out of the cooking oven.
Attractive toasted corncob at the festival.
Attractive toasted corncob at the festival.
Children happily enjoy corncob.
Children happily enjoy corncob.
Sharing  Hoi An city’s corncob specialty.
Sharing Hoi An city’s corncob specialty.
Enjoying free traditional dishes cooked from corncob.
Enjoying free traditional dishes cooked from corncob.
Taking pictures the corncob festival.
Taking pictures the corncob festival.
Thousands of  visitors flocked to the Cam Nam corncob festival organised the first time.
Thousands of visitors flocked to the Cam Nam corncob festival organised the first time.

By MINH HAI - PHUONG GIANG - LANG A CUI