As the weekend progresses, residents of Van Wert are likely to hear the roar of revving engines.
Motorcyclists are coming into town for the first Rally in the Corn.
The event is run by C.J. Van Wart-- a direct descendant of Van Wert's founding father. The "a" in Van Wart became an "e" because of a grammatical error in government documents.
"I'd never been here before, and I've heard the story all my life," said Van Wart.
Van Wart, who lives in Houston and promotes rallies in Texas, came to town for the first time last year.
That's when the idea for the rally came about. Now, the four day event is a reality.
Daniel Donley of Pandemonium Custom Choppers says he enjoys meeting fellow enthusiasts at rallies.
"The motorcycle industry is becoming very diverse which is cool. Everybody's getting involved in it," said Donley.
Donley says the typically American pastime is also taking root worldwide.
"We have our own parts line. We ship all over the world. We send a lot of stuff to Switzerland and a lot of stuff to Australia. It's big everywhere," said Donley.
So, with people across the globe enjoying all that riding has to offer, why come to Van Wert?
"It's an awesome place to ride, beautiful fairgrounds, plenty of room, and it's just nice riding weather here," said Van Wart.
Rally events last through Sunday evening at the Van Wert County fairgrounds.
Friday and Saturday are for those 21 and older. The whole family is invited on Sunday to celebrate Father's Day. Also on Sunday, the rally will host a world record motorcycle jump attempt.