While you may have heard some buzz about the Sweet Corn festival you will want to read some of the facts that make it one of the most loved events in the greatest city in the nation! Read below for the top 8 reasons you don’t want to miss out on the fun and excitement at this great event! Tons of free, hot, buttered, delicious Del Monte sweet corn will be the highlight of the 66th annual Sweet Corn Festival to be held in Mendota, Illinois on August 7 to August 10 in 2014.
The Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the gigantic undertaking of hosting over 60,000 visitors, who consume nearly 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 carnival with 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 Del Monte sweet corn on Sunday afternoon. For over 65 years, it has been cooked to its golden goodness with the help of a vintage steam engine.
If you would like to take some of the memories of Mendota’s Sweet Corn Festival home with you, the Mendota Chamber will be selling fresh Del Monte sweet corn by the bag on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during the festival.
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 66th annual Sweet Corn Festival.
Address of Sweet Corn festival
800 Washington St.
Mendota, Illinois 61342
Sweet Corn Dates
The Sweet Corn festival is a lllinois festival celebration with events starting on August 7 August 10, 2014
Top 8 reasons to go to the Sweet Corn festivities
Sweet Corn celebration Genre
Food or wine
Estimated attendance: 55000
Top 5 words associated with the fest
- Family friendly
Yes and vendors are allowed to create and sell custom event products