PLEASE NOTE: This event has already occurred.
The 2019 Hoopeston National Sweet Corn Festival will be held August 29 – September 2, 2019.
Saturday, August 31, 2019
6:00 am Flea Market Opens
7:30 am 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk (Sculpt Fitness-Downtown)
8:00-1:00 pm Car Show Registration (Southeast McFerren Park)
8:00 am Bill Orr Memorial 5K (Sculpt Fitness-Downtown)
8:45 am Little Corn Eaters Run (Sculpt Fitness-Downtown)
9:00 am Gates Open ($3 admission)
10:30 am Grand Parade (Downtown)
12:00 pm Midway Opens Ride Special – Bracelet All Day Display Area Opens
12:00-5:00 pm Hoopeston Area FFA Petting Zoo
12:30-1:30 pm Kasey Burton Music (Center Stage)
12:30-5:00 pm Souvenir Sales (By Center Stage)
1:00 pm Alpha Dog Entertainment Laser Tag Opens (Annex)
1:30 pm Chicken Dance Contest (Center Stage)
1:30-5:00 pm FREE SWEETCORN! 2:00-2:30 pm Ponytail Contest Registration (By Center Stage)
2:00-2:30 pm Tammy’s Dance Arts Center (Center Stage)
2:00-3:00 pm Capital City Cornhole Tournament Registration (Annex)
2:30 pm Ponytail Contest (In front of Center Stage)
3:00 pm Car Show Awards Presented (Southeast McFerren Park)
3:00 pm Capital City Cornhole Tournament Begins (Annex) Beer Garden Opens (Annex)
3:00-5:00 pm Mike Ellis Band (Center Stage)
6:30 pm National Sweetheart Pageant Preliminary (Civic Center)
7:00-9:00 pm Trivia Night (Beer Garden)
11:00 pm Midway Closes
12:00 am Beer Garden Closes
The Hoopeston Sweetcorn Festival is unique in that, besides the normal carnival, demolition derby, Grand Parade and other events, they cook approximately 50 tons of sweetcorn with an antique steam engine and distribute the corn FREE. All events take place at the McFerren Park, located at west Penn Street and IL Route 1.
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