Thursday, August 10

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM - A Special Afternoon for Special Kids. The Carnival will be open for a private armband for anyone with Special Needs and their immediate family.

6:00 PM Carnival Midway & Food Booths Open - Carnival and Midway open to the general public. (Discount armband from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

7:00 PM - The Meerekat Mobsters performance on the First State Bank Stage.  

Friday, August 11

10:30 AM - Food Booths, featuring festival, ethnic, and regional delights, and a variety of Merchandise Booths, & First State Bank Hospitality Tent open for the day.

11:00 AM - Carnival opens for the day - (Discount armband from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM THE ACOUSTIX - performance in the First State Bank Hospitality Tent.

2:00 PM - 8:00 PM Magic Matt- Performing his Strolling Magic & Balloon Artistry downtown Mendota.

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM THE ACOUSTIX - performance in the First State Bank Hospitality Tent.

6:30 PM - Pre-pageant Entertainment featuring Illinois Army National Guard’s 144th Army Band Jazz Combo

7:30 PM - Sweet Corn Queen Pageant on the First State Bank Stage on Rt. 34 downtown with intermission entertainment featuring the Illinois Army National Guard’s 144th Army Band Jazz Combo

7:30 PM - 12:00 AM - Beer Garden featuring entertainment from Libido Funk Circus.

Saturday, August 13

8:00 AM - “CornaPalooza” a 5K/10K Run & 5K Fitness Walk. The race starts/ends at Lake Mendota. Participants will encounter rural Mendota and its rolling hills & 1 mile of trail.  Awards, giveaways & food provided for all those who participate. Proceeds from this event benefit OSF Saint Paul Foundation. Details and Registration

9:00 AM - 5:30 PM - Crafters Market Place & Flea Market. Over 200 vendors in two locations. Veteran's Park on Rt. 34 in downtown Mendota and the Elks Club parking lot on Indiana Ave. & Jefferson St., just 1/2 block north of Veteran's Park.

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM - American Red Cross Blood Drive on the corner of Indiana Ave & Jefferson St. “Help fill the Blood Bank” is designed to encourage Americans to help save lives through regular blood donations. For an appointment, please call the American Red Cross at 1-800-GIVE-LIFE, ext. 5.

9:15 AM Mendota Just For Kix performance on the First State Bank Stage on Rt. 34 downtown Mendota.

10:00 AM - Mini Royalty Pageant 5 year olds competing to wear the crown of Mini King & Queen of Mendota's Annual Sweet Corn Festival, on the First State Bank Stage on Rt. 34 downtown.

10:30 AM - Food Booths, featuring festival, ethnic, and regional delights, and a variety of Merchandise Booths, & First State Bank Hospitality Tent open for the day.

11:00 AM - Carnival opens for the day

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Free Face Painting Professional artists will be available to transform you into your favorite animal or superhero for the day. Near the corner of Washington St. & Indiana Ave.

12:00/2:00/4:00 PM - 3 Shows - Mr. Steve - includes music, magic, balloons and comedy all blended into wholesome family entertainment.  Located on the corner of Illinois Ave. and Jefferson St.
 

2:00 PM- Annual Sweet Corn Festival Food Contest. All categories of food must be made with sweet corn and prepared in advance. Judging will be held at 2:00 PM in the Mendota Elks Lodge, 707 Indiana Ave. downtown. Entry forms available at the Mendota Chamber Office.
Details and Registration

2:30 PM- De Colores a youth Mexican Folk dance group will introduce culture and heritage by celebrating their background  by performing Northern Region, Jalisco, & Costa de Nayarit dances on the First State Bank Stage on Rt. 34.

3:00 PM- Ballet Folklorico Xochiquetzal will be dancing in their ancestors steps to dances from different states which all have different colorful wardrobe and unique steps on the First State Bank Stage on Rt. 34.

3:30 PM - Canine Demonstration, coordinated by the Mendota Police Department. Located on Indiana Ave near the Mendota Elks Lodge.

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Dellong’s Got Gehm performance in the First State Bank Hospitality Tent.

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - The Meerekat Mobsters performance on the First State Bank Stage.

7:30 PM - 12:00 AM - Beer Garden featuring Imagine That band.

Sunday, August 13

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Crafters Market Place & Flea Market. Over 200 vendors in two locations. Veteran's Park on Rt. 34 in downtown Mendota and the Elks Club parking lot on Indiana Ave. & Jefferson St., just 1/2 block north of Veteran's Park.
           
10:30 AM - Food Booths, featuring festival, ethnic, and regional delights, and a
variety of Merchandise Booths, & First State Bank Hospitality Tent open for the day.
           
11:00 AM - Carnival opens for the day.

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM THE ACOUSTIX - performance in the First State Bank Hospitality Tent.

12:00 PM - The Jesse White Tumblers special high-flying performance in front of the Mendota Elks Lodge on Indiana Ave.
           
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! Del Monte's finest served steaming hot! Served at the intersection of Illinois Ave & Jefferson St.

2:00 PM - 3D Sound will be providing entertainment & music at the intersection of Illinois Ave & Jefferson St.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM THE ACOUSTIX - performance in the First State Bank Hospitality Tent.

3:30 PM - The South Shore Drill Team will perform in front of the Mendota Elks Lodge at 707 Indiana Ave. You have watched them in the parade; don’t miss this very special performance!

 



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