Thursday, August 6th

6:00 PM - Carnival Midway & Food Booths Open - Family Night

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM - WGLC/Q Idol Contest Sponsored by WGLC/Q97.7/103.3 First and second prizes awarded in each of the following age categories: 5-10 & 11-15. Pre-registration deadline August 1, 2015. Limited spots available, download application at www.wglc.net, www.qhitmusic.com or pick one up at the Mendota Chamber Office.
Details and Registration

Friday, August 7th

11:00 AM - Food Booths, featuring festival, ethnic, and regional delights, and a variety of Merchandise Booths, & First State Bank Hospitality Tent open for the day.

12:00 PM - Carnival opens for the day - Armband (discount on rides until 4:00 PM)

12:00 PM - 2:00 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.

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Billy the Balloon Guy; FREE to everyone at the corner of Illinois Ave. and Jefferson St.

6:30 PM Pre-pageant Entertainment featuring the Cody Calkins Band sponsored by Eureka Savings Bank on the First State Bank Stage on Rt. 34 downtown.

7:30 PM Festival Queen Pageant on the First State Bank Stage on Rt. 34 downtown with intermission entertainment provided by the Cody Calkins Band sponsored by Eureka Savings Bank.

7:30 PM - 12:00 AM - Beer Garden featuring entertainment from Abbynormal. Sponsored by L.R.B. Distributers, Inc. 800 block of Main St. downtown. Stage sound sponsored by Illinois Valley Rides.

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.
Details and Registration

Saturday, August 8th

8:00 AM - OSF Saint Paul Medical Center presents the 8th Annual “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/107981 or call 815-539-7461, ext. 3209. 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.

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.

11:00 AM - Carnival opens for the day - Armband (discount on rides until 3:00 PM)

11:30 AM - DeLong’s Got Gehm performance in the First State Bank Hospitality Tent.

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 & Indiana Ave.

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

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Garrett Biggs and the Highway 40 Band performing country music on the First State Bank Stage.

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

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM - DREAMWAVE Wrestling. Local independent family friendly wrestling takes over the Sweet Corn Festival. Sponsored by Cowboy & Tony’s Butt Shack BBQ.

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

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Dallas Stamberger & Hit N Miss will be playing a mix of 50s, 60s, blues & country in the First State Bank Hospitality Tent. Sponsored by Tom's Printing.

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Second Chance Band performing classic rock, country, and blues on the First State Bank Stage. Sponsored by HCC

7:30 PM - 12:00 AM - Beer Garden featuring Libido Funk Circus. 800 block of Main St. downtown. Sponsored by ADM Co.

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.
Details and Registration

Sunday, August 9th

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, and First State Bank Hospitality Tent open for the day.

11:00 AM - Carnival opens for the day.

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

1:00 PM - SWEET CORN FESTIVAL GRAND PARADE Featuring floats, bands, antique & classic vehicles, Shriners, and more! Special highlights include The Jesse White Tumblers sponsored by Mendota Agri Products and Phalen Steel and The South Shore Drill Team sponsored by Black Bros. Co., Pepsi Beverages Company, and Prescott Brothers, Inc.

2:00 PM - FREE SWEET CORN! Del Monte's finest served steaming hot! Butter donated by Sullivan's Foods. Served at the intersection of Illinois Ave. and Jefferson St.

2:00 PM - 3D Sound will be providing entertainment and music at the intersection of Illinois Ave. and Jefferson St. Sponsored by Midland States Bank.

3:30 PM - The South Shore Drill Team will perform in front of the Elks Club at 707 Indiana Ave. You have watched them in the parade; don't miss this very special performance! Sponsored by Black Bros. Co., Pepsi Beverages Company and Prescott Brothers, Inc.

4:30 PM - Sweet Corn Eating Contest sponsored by Northern Illinois Ambulance Billing. Ages 12 and under. First 25 registered will be able to participate Begins at 3:30 PM behind the steam engine at the corn serving area on Illinois Ave. iPod Nano awarded.

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. Details and Registration

 



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