Juicy 2024 Iowa Sweet Corn Festivals

Looking to sink your teeth into some delectable sweet corn at a festival in January 2024? Look no further! This comprehensive and up-to-date list of Sweet Corn festivals is your ultimate guide to all the corn-filled celebrations happening in the United States, Canada, Britain, Australia, and beyond. Whether you’re a corn aficionado or simply love a good festival, we’ve got you covered! And if you happen to know of any other Sweet Corn festivals, please share the juicy details with us. We’re always on the lookout for more corny goodness to add to our list!

Note: Due to the ongoing pandemic, we advise you to confirm the dates and times of each festival by visiting their official websites or contacting them directly. Safety first!

Before we dive into the mouthwatering festival lineup, let’s talk a bit about the corn scene in Iowa, the heartland of corn production. Corn typically ripens in Iowa from to. While July and August are the prime months for corn production (and festivals) throughout most of the U.S., other states may have different timelines. Now, let’s explore the two general types of corn festivals: community festivals and farm festivals.

Community Corn Festivals

These festivals are usually organized by local entities like churches, schools, chambers of commerce, or small towns. They offer a range of activities and are often more budget-friendly. Here are some notable community corn festivals to mark in your calendar:

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Christ the King Annual Sweet Corn Festival

  • Location: 5711 SW 9th St, Des Moines, Iowa 50315
  • Dates: Friday and Saturday in August
  • Highlights: Bounce houses, inflatables, hot dogs, hamburgers, corn on the cob, music, bingo, trivia night, and more.

Adel – Des Moines Sweet Corn Festival (40th Year)

  • Location: Adel, Iowa
  • Dates: August 9, 2019, and August 10, 2019
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Highlights: 40th Annual Sweet Corn Festival featuring a 5K run, parade, free corn, princess contest, car show, inflatables for the kids, live music, and street party fun for all ages. Plus, special brews from Firetrucker Brewer!

Gladbrook Gladbrook Corn Carnival Corn Festival

  • Location: Gladbrook, Iowa
  • Dates: Thursday to Sunday in mid-June
  • Highlights: This annual carnival celebrates the spirit of corn in Gladbrook. Enjoy free entertainment every night, a stunning Friday evening Grand Parade, and the joyful gathering of families and friends. Don’t miss out on the excitement!

Millersport Sweet Corn Festival

  • Location: Millersport, Iowa
  • Dates: Wednesday to Saturday before Labor Day – August 28th to August 30th from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and August 31st from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Contact: [email protected]
  • Highlights: Concerts, rides, games, animals, tractor pulls, contests, prizes, and more await you at this delightful festival. Get ready to indulge in the best that sweet corn and good times have to offer!

Cedar Rapids St. Jude Sweet Corn Festival

  • Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Dates: August 9, 2019, to August 11, 2019
  • Highlights: Since 1976, the St. Jude Sweet Corn Festival has been a top Carnival in Cedar Rapids. Experience a safe and fun-filled environment with entertainment services for guests of all ages. Please note that there will be an admission charge in 2019, but parking and shuttles will be provided for your convenience.
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West Point Sweet Corn Festival

  • Location: West Point, Iowa 52656
  • Dates: Early August
  • Highlights: Touting itself as Iowa’s largest sweet corn festival, this event in West Point is a must-visit. Indulge in all-you-can-eat free sweet corn and enjoy free stage entertainment. With activities ranging from barbecue pork chop and chicken dinners to a parade, 5K and 10K runs, garden tractor pulls, and more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

Farm Corn Festivals

Apart from community and church festivals, some private farms hold their own corn-centric celebrations. The dates for these festivals are often announced closer to the end of June. Keep an eye out for updates from these farms and prepare yourself for an unforgettable farm-to-table experience.

We will be adding information about these farm festivals as soon as we discover them. If you have any details to share, reach out to us – we’d love to hear from you!

Related Corn Information

To enhance your corn-knowledge, here are some handy links to harvesting, storing, and cooking corn. Explore these resources to make the most of this delightful summer staple:

That concludes our appetizing journey through the 2024 Iowa Sweet Corn Festivals. Get ready to savor the juiciest corn, immerse yourself in the festive spirit, and create unforgettable memories. Don’t forget to check back for updates on additional farm festivals. And for more information, visit Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ, where you’ll find finger-licking good BBQ that pairs perfectly with sweet corn! Happy corn festival season, my besties!

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