UPDATE: Social Media Sensation, ‘The Corn Kid,’ expected to visit South Dakota’s Corn Palace

Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota
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Published: Sep. 1, 2022 at 12:32 PM CDT
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - In an interview on his favorite things, Tariq “The Corn Kid” went viral after expressing his deep love for corn.

UPDATE at 2 p.m.: Dakota News Now has just been informed that Tariq and his family are experiencing travel issues. Delays in their flight make it uncertain whether they will be visiting The Corn Palace.

We will keep you updated as we receive more information.

Previously: According to a press release, Tariq and his family are expected to grace the Corn Palace with their presence on Friday, Sept. 2.

The South Dakota Department of Tourism will bestow Tariq with a special designation as a South Dakota Corn-Bassador, and a special proclamation will be issued by Governor Noem. Tariq will also receive a scholarship to learn about agritourism efforts across the state.

As Tariq said, it’ll be a “Corntastic day!”