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Chronicling Cornyation – Fiesta's Most Outrageous 'Party With A Purpose'

Maverick Books/Trinity University Press

Created in 1951 by members of San Antonio's theater community to satirize traditional, socially exclusive Fiesta events, Cornyation is a flamboyant, adult-themed parody of local and national politics and culture.

The outrageous celebration is one of Texas' longest-running, and has raised more than $2 million for HIV-AIDS research since 1990.


To learn more information about this year's performances, visit fiestacornyation.org.

Kim Johnson is the producer for Texas Public Radio’s live, call-in show The Source. She is a Trinity University alum with bachelor’s degrees in Communication and Spanish, and a Master of Arts Degree from the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.