Located in Downtown Mendota, Illinois
August 8 - 11, 2019
Sweet Corn Festival
Aug 8 - 11, 2019
Daily Festival Schedule

For more information on one of our great events, please select an event from the list below:


Events for Thursday, August 8, 2019

3:30 - 5:30 PM

A Unique Afternoon for Kids

Location: Carnival Midway

The Carnival will be open for a private armband for anyone with Special Needs and their immediate family. 

6:00 - 10:00 PM

Carnival Midway Open to Public

Location: Carnival Midway

Unlimited Ride Special from 6-10pm for $25 each

6:00 - 10:00 PM

Food Booths Open

featuring festival, ethnic, and regional delights

Events for Friday, August 9, 2019

10:30 AM

Youth division tennis tournament

Location: Mendota High School tennis courts located at 2300 West Main St.

All day event.  Sponsored by OSF Saint Paul Medical Center



10:30 AM

Food & Merchandise Booth Open


12:00 AM

Carnival Midway Opens

Unlimited ride specials from noon-4pm and 6-10pm

7:30 PM

Sweet Corn Queen Pageant

Location: First State Bank Stage

Intermission entertainment featuring The Clef Hangers the first mixed a Capella group on the Illinois State University campus founded in 2008.

Events for Sunday, August 11, 2019

1:00 PM

SWEET CORN FESTIVAL GRAND PARADE

Featuring floats, bands, antique & classic vehicles, Shriners, and more! Special highlights include The Jesse White Tumblers and The South Shore Drill Team.

2:00 PM

FREE SWEET CORN!

Location: Served at the intersection of Illinois Ave & Jefferson St.

Del Monte's finest served steaming hot!  Available while supplies last!
Pricing: FREE

* Schedule is subject to change without notice.

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