Located in Downtown Mendota, Illinois
August 12 - 15, 2021
Sweet Corn Festival
Aug 12 - 15, 2021

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 11

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THURSDAY - SUNDAY

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FRIDAY & SATURDAY

WELCOME TO THE 74TH ANNUAL SWEET CORN FESTIVAL
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74th Annual Mendota Sweet Corn Festival

2020 Sweet Corn Festival Has Been Cancelled

The Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce has been hosting the Annual Sweet Corn Festival for more than 70 years. Not a single person could have predicted the unparalleled situation in which we find ourselves in. Identical to every other year, the safety and well-being of every festival goers is at the top of our list. In this ever-changing time, the MACC Board of Directors have made the choice to still hold certain events of the Sweet Corn Festival as scheduled. We look forward to welcoming back the thousands to enjoy the carnival and parade when the Sweet Corn Festival returns to the World’s Greatest Little City in 2021.

2020 Sweet Corn Festival Queen Pageant


We want to allow the young ladies the opportunity to have the chance to still carry on this time-honored tradition! The crowning of the 73rd Annual Sweet Corn Festival Queen will take place on Friday, August 7, at 8 p.m. This event will be Live Streamed on the Sweet Corn Festival Facebook Page and WGLC 100.1 FM Facebook Page.

2020 Sweet Corn Festival Mini Pageant

 
The crowning of the Sweet Corn Festival Mini King and Queen will take place on Friday, August 7, at 7 p.m. Applications may be picked up at the MACC Office, 800 Washington Street or at www.sweetcornfestival.com.


2020 Sweet Corn Festival 50/50 Drawing


Sweet Corn Festival 50/50 Tickets will be sold until Sunday, August 9, at 4 p.m. The drawing will take place in front of the MACC, 800 Washington Street, at approximately 5 p.m. on August 9. This drawing will also be Live Streamed on the Sweet Corn Festival and WGLC 100.1 FM Facebook Pages.


You can purchase tickets online or in person at the MACC or from any Board of Director Member or Ambassador Member.
   
  

2020 Sweet Corn Sales

 
We still plan on selling delicious sweet corn! Please follow our facebook page to stay up to date on this information.
  

2020 Sweet Corn Festival Apparel

 
We have been working with 4M Graphix to provide everyone with the chance to purchase our 73rd Annual Sweet Corn Festival Apparel. We will start taking orders Friday, July 10. You will be able to purchase shirts one of two ways: in person at the MACC Office or at www.sweetcornfestival.com.

If you have any questions regarding the Sweet Corn Festival, please call 815-539-6507 or email kfox@mendotachamber.com.


Tons of free, hot, buttered, delicious sweet corn will be the highlight of the 74th annual Sweet Corn Festival to be held in Mendota, Illinois on August 12-15, 2021.

The Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the gigantic undertaking of hosting over 60,000 visitors, who consume over 50 tons of sweet corn during the festival weekend.

Don't miss the excitement for 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 brand new carnival with more 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 Sweet Corn on Sunday afternoon. For over 70 years, it has been cooked to its golden goodness with the help of a vintage steam engine.

The good times are waiting, the welcome mat is out, come to Mendota for one of the Midwest's oldest and largest harvest festivals, the 74th annual Sweet Corn Festival.

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