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. Please call the Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce for more details.

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

7:00 PM - The Meerkat Mobsters performance on the First State Bank Stage. Sponsored by Triple Service Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling.

 

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 - 1:00 PM - Dallas Stamberger will be playing a mix of 50s, 60s, blues & country in the First State Bank Hospitality Tent. Sponsored by Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital

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. Sponsored by Fili’s Hair Studio.

2:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Magic Matt- Performing his Strolling Magic & Balloon Artistry downtown Mendota. Sponsored by Schimmer GM, Kaleel Law Office, and Holland & Sons.

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM - THE ACOUSTIX - performance in the First State Bank Hospitality Tent. Sponsored by Diligent DJ Service.

6:30 PM - Pre-pageant Entertainment featuring Illinois Army National Guard’s 144th Army Band Jazz Combo Sponsored by Edward Jones Investments.

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 Sponsored by Eureka Savings Bank.

7:30 PM - 12:00 AM - Beer Garden featuring entertainment from Libido Funk Circus. Sponsored by ADM Co. & Euclid Beverage Co.

ALL DAY - Youth division tennis tournament sponsored by OSF Saint Paul Medical Center. Tournament takes place at the Mendota High School tennis courts located at 2300 West Main St.

 

Saturday, August 12

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. For more information or an application visit www.osfsaintpaul.com or www.signmeup.com/118405. Proceeds from this event benefit OSF Saint Paul Foundation.

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. Sponsored by Rainbow Travel.

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. Sponsored by Plano Molding Company.

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. Sponsored by Advances Drainage Systems (ADS) and Prairie Land Millwright

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. Sponsored by McDonald’s.

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. Sponsored by Ken Otterbach Excavating & Demolition.

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. Sponsored by El Zarape and El Rey Del Taco.

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. Sponsored by El Zarape and El Rey Del Taco.

3:30 PM - Canine Demonstration coordinated by the Mendota Police Department. Located on Indiana Ave near the Mendota Elks Lodge. Sponsored by Kurt Bruno State Farm Insurance.

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Magic by Cory will amaze you with his talent! Be sure to find him as he strolls around the midway to show off his magical abilities!  Sponsored by Merritt Funeral Home and Walter Bros Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling.

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

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - The Meerkat Mobsters performance on the First State Bank Stage. Sponsored by HCC Inc.

7:30 PM - 12:00 AM - Beer Garden featuring Imagine That band. Sponsored by Rosati’s Pizza Pub & G & M Distributors.

ALL DAY - Adult division tennis tournament doubles sponsored by OSF Saint Paul Medical center. Tournament takes place at the Mendota High School tennis courts located at 2300 West Main St.

 

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. Sponsored by Ekana Nursery & Landscaping.

12:00 PM - The Jesse White Tumblers special high-flying performance in front of the Mendota Elks Lodge on Indiana Ave. Sponsored by Phalen Steel Construction Company and Mendota Agri Products.
           
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. Sponsored by Midland States Bank.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM - THE ACOUSTIX - performance in the First State Bank Hospitality Tent. Sponsored by Arthur J Gallagher & Co.

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!

ALL DAY - Adult division tennis tournament singles sponsored by OSF Saint Paul Medical Center. Tournament takes place at the Mendota High School tennis courts located at 2300 West Main St.

 



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