PHOTOS: From corn kernels comes an Agassiz king

Bunk Mackay sets up his antique truck in preparation for the Corn King. (Adam Louis/Observer)Bunk Mackay sets up his antique truck in preparation for the Corn King. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Corn King Nathan Hertgers looks on as Victoria Brookes addresses the audience in front of the Agassiz Agricultural Hall. (Adam Louis/Observer)Corn King Nathan Hertgers looks on as Victoria Brookes addresses the audience in front of the Agassiz Agricultural Hall. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Nathan Hertgers smiles as he is crowned Corn King. (Adam Louis/Observer)Nathan Hertgers smiles as he is crowned Corn King. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Nathan Hertgers is crowned Corn King. (Adam Louis/Observer)Nathan Hertgers is crowned Corn King. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Nathan Hertgers stands tall as this year’s Corn King. (Adam Louis/Observer)Nathan Hertgers stands tall as this year’s Corn King. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Nathan Hertgers accepts a plaque from Victoria Brookes as Corn King 2020. (Adam Louis/Observer)Nathan Hertgers accepts a plaque from Victoria Brookes as Corn King 2020. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Corn King Nathan Hetgers shares a laugh with the runners-up. Pictured here are (left to right): Third place Holger Schwichtenberg, Hertgers and runner-up John Hoogendoorn. (Adam Louis/Observer)Corn King Nathan Hetgers shares a laugh with the runners-up. Pictured here are (left to right): Third place Holger Schwichtenberg, Hertgers and runner-up John Hoogendoorn. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Corn King Nathan Hertgers practices his kingly wave as he leaves the Agassiz Agricultural Hall parking lot for the grand one-truck parade through Agassiz. (Adam Louis/Observer)Corn King Nathan Hertgers practices his kingly wave as he leaves the Agassiz Agricultural Hall parking lot for the grand one-truck parade through Agassiz. (Adam Louis/Observer)

All hail the Corn King!

Nathan Hertgers has been crowned the 72nd Agassiz Corn King in a ceremony on a rainy Saturday morning. John Hoogendoorn took second place while Holger Schwichtenberg placed third.

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The Corn King crowning was complete with a ride around town courtesy of Bunk Mackay’s antique truck. Though the full Fall Fair was on hold this year, organizers still managed a couple of well-received events, including the chicken and corn barbecue and two nights of drive-in movies.


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