2023 Illinois Sweet Corn Festivals: Where, When and More to Find a Sweet Corn Festival Near You!
Looking for a Sweet Corn festival in January 2023? There is no other listing as
complete and current as this list, just updated! Sweet Corn festivals are held through the United States,
Canada, Britain, and
Australia and much of the world. All the Sweet Corn
festivals we can find are listed on this page!
If you love Corn, look for a festival near you below! And I'm
looking for more Sweet Corn festivals! Please write me, if
you know of any to add! I update the dates as soon as the festivals
publish their information, but you can always click on the links (usually
the name of the festival) to see the current information on the festival's
Especially this year, due to Coronavirus, be sure to click on the
links (the blue, underlined name of the each festival) to confirm this
year's dates on the website for each festival. If they don't have a
website, call the phone number provided, but ALWAYS CONFIRM THIS YEAR'S
DATES AND TIMES BY EITHER VIEWING THEIR WEBSITE OR CALLING.
Click here for the form to add a festival and have detailed information; or click
here if you have general information and are not connected with the event!
2023 Illinois Sweet Corn Festivals
Corn typically ripens from July to late August in Illinois. July and August
dominate throughout most of the U.S.as the months for Corn production (and festivals)
There are two general types of Corn festivals 1) community festivals, usually organized by a church, school, local Chamber of commerce or a town and 2).
Corn festival held at and by a farm. They are different in what they
community festivals tend to be less expensive so they are grouped separately.
(of course not all states and areas have both.)
festival listings are links to our easy to follow directions about
making freezing corn, canning corn
Community Corn Festivals
- >Dekalb Corn Fest Inc - late August
2583 Sycamore Road #80, Dekalb, IL 60115. Phone:
[email protected]. Open:
It should return in August 2021 at DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport; Festival Hours Friday,
3 pm to 11 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 11 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm. Directions: The festival site at DeKalb
Taylor Municipal Airport in DeKalb, IL, which is about 60 miles west
The Mendota Sweet Corn Festival - August
539-6507. Serves nearly 50 tons of free hot, buttered corn during the
event. Music, parade, car show, ethnic and regional foods, handmade
crafts and flea market. The festival offers a variety of
entertainment events for the entire family. The events take place
primarily in the downtown area, and with the exception of the beer
garden, have no admission fees or parking fees. Free musical
entertainment is in abundance. The Crafters Market Place and flea
market features over 200 dealers in hand made crafts and unique
merchandise. There is a Queen Pageant, beer garden with live bands,
grand parade and a carnival with rides and games for both adults and
children, plus much more. The midways are lined with food booths,
featuring a multitude of ethnic, regional and festival foods, but
the "BIG EVENT" is the serving of the free Del Monte sweet corn on
Sunday afternoon. For over 60 years, it has been cooked to its
golden goodness with the help of a vintage steam engine. If you
would like to take some of the memories of Mendota's Sweet Corn
Festival home with you, the Mendota Chamber will be selling fresh
Del Monte sweet corn by the bag on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
during the festival.
Grundy County Corn Festival - late September
[email protected]. Antique Gas Engine Show, Art Show, Corn,
Grain and Flower Show, Fireworks, Farm Fair, Parade, Eating Pie
contest, Queen Coronation and much more
Urbana Sweetcorn Festival - late August
Admittance to the festival is free and yes ; that includes seeing
the bands. You will, however, need to purchase tickets for food,
drinks, and games at $1 each. There'll be ~30 food and drink vendors
to satisfy any craving, informational and merchandise vendors to
learn from and shop at, dozens of free and ticketed kids activities,
a vintage car show, and two nights of live music featuring local
favorites, regional up-and-comers, and national headliners. Oh, did
we mention the best-tasting sweet corn the fine state of Illinois
has to offer?The Urbana Sweetcorn Festival is host to two nights of
live music, featuring performances by local favorites, several
regional acts, and nationally-renowned headliners.
Farm Corn Festivals
In addition to community and church festivals, some private farms have their own
See each farm for this year's dates (they often do not announce them
until the end of June).
Also, scroll down to see the links to recipes, freezing, canning and jam making
directions at the bottom of the page.
- We will be adding these as we find them; Please write me,
if you know of any to add!
Related Corn Information:
You can easily freeze the sweet corn and have that great taste in
the dead of winter!
This too, is easy... but it DOES require a pressure canner.
You cannot safely do this with a water bath canner. Food
poisoning is no joke!
For other fruit and vegetable festivals, see this page!