2023 Iowa 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 Iowa Sweet Corn Festivals
Corn typically ripens from to in Iowa. July and August
dominates 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
- Christ the King Annual Sweet Corn Festival - Friday and Saturday
5711 SW 9th St, Des Moines, Iowa 50315. Phone: (515)
285-2888. Bounce houses - inflatables, hot dogs, hamburgers, corn on the
cob, music, bingo, trivia night and more.
- Adel - Des Moines Sweet
Corn Festival (40th Year) - August 9, 2019 and August 10, 2019
Adel, Iowa. Email:
[email protected]. 40th Annual Sweet Corn Festival Aug 9
Shucking of the Corn 5pm; Aug 10th 5K Run at 8Am, Parade 9:30 am,
free corn 11 am. The princess contest and shucking of the corn is
Friday, August 9. Join us at 8am for the 5K race then watch the biggest
parade in Dallas County. After the parade FREE sweet corn provided by
the Adel Partners Chamber along with food, craft, art and information
vendors. All day fun with car show, inflatables for the kids and music
by Suede. The evening street party starts at 6:30pm and is Open for all
ages. Super heroes from 6:30-7;30pm with High South from Nashville
performing until midnight. Adult beverages available along with a
special brew from Firetrucker Brewer.
Gladbrook Corn Carnival Corn Festival - Thursday to Sunday in
Gladbrook, Iowa. The Gladbrook Corn Carnival is an annual
event celebrated in Gladbrook, Iowa. It is well known for its Friday
evening Grand Parade. There is Free entertainment every night. Many
families and friends gather during the Corn Carnival celebration, and
Gladbrook/G-R High School class reunions are often held concurrently
with Corn Carnival festivities. The parade starts at the corner by Peace
Church heading east on Johnston St for 5 blocks, then south on King St.
for 1 block, and back west on 4th St going by the City Park for 5
blocks. Parade questions should be directed to Parade Chairman, Keith
Sash at 641-751-8541.
- Millersport Sweet Corn
Festival - always held the Wednesday thru Saturday before Labor
Day - August 28th to August 30th from 5 p.m. to 11 pm. and August 31st
from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Millersport, Iowa. 40-467-3639. Email:
[email protected]. They have concerts, rides, games,
animals, tractor pulls, contests, prizes and more!
Rapids St. Jude Sweet Corn Festival - August 9, 2019 to August 11, 2019;
Fri: 5 pm to 11 pm; Sat: 11 am to 11 pm, Sun: 12 pm to 6 pm.
Iowa. Since 1976, St.
Jude Sweet Corn Festival has been a top Carnival in Cedar Rapids. We
offer guests of all ages the chance to enjoy our many entertainment
services in a safe and fun-filled environment
THERE WILL BE AN
ADMISSION CHARGE IN 2019
The St. Jude Sweet Corn Festival will charge
$5 daily admission in 2019. There will be no charge for pre-registered
volunteers, children 10 & under, and seniors 60 years and older. All
bags brought onto the grounds will be subject to a bag check.
PARKING AND FREE SHUTTLES
Shuttles will run continuously out of the
old K-Mart West Parking Lot. The business at that location is now
MidAmerican Aerospace. The parking lot is located behind the El Rancho
Restaurant at the intersection of Williams Boulevard SW and 16th Avenue
SW. They may run later if necessary to get patrons back to their
The following are not allowed: No Backpacks, No
Weapons, No Bikes, No Scooters, No Smoking, No
Pets (Service Animals Allowed), No Coolers, No Skateboards.
West Point Sweet Corn Festival - early August
West Point, Iowa 52656.
Claims to be Iowa's largest sweet corn festival.
Schedule of Events,
Corn Cob Countdown,
Links. How does all this corn get shucked? At the Shuckfest!
Take a look at scenes from
As many as 25,000 visitors attend this premier annual festival, which
has grown to be one of the region's largest community festivals, held in
City Square Park during the second week of August from Thursday through
Sunday inclusive and serving all you can eat free sweet corn and free
stage entertainment. Barbecue pork chop and chicken dinners served
daily. Archway Amusements Midway, arts and crafts, bingo, 5K and 10K
run, Queen crowning, children's contests, garden tractor pulls, a
parade, and more. Nearly the entire population turns out for Shuck Fest
on Wednesday afternoon prior to the festival to shuck the 17 tons of
sweet corn. Contact City Hall at 319-837-6313 for schedules.
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!