The 2019 Hoopeston National Sweet Corn Festival will be held August 29 – September 2, 2019.
Sunday, September 1, 2019
8:00 am Flea Market Opens
9:00 am Gates Open ($3 admission)
11:00 am Children’s Fishing Derby Sign Up (Crabtree Shelter)
12:00 pm Midway Opens Ride Special – Bracelet All Day Display Area Opens Children’s Fishing Derby (Lagoon)
12:00-12:45 Coal Black Exotic Animals (By Center Stage)
12:00-4:00 pm FREE SWEETCORN!
12:00-5:00 pm Hoopeston Area FFA Petting Zoo
12:00-5:00 pm Souvenir Sales (By Center Stage)
12:45-1:20 pm Will and Katie Clayton Music (Center Stage)
1:30-2:30 pm HAHS Vocal Ensembles (Center Stage)
2:30-3:00 pm Coal Black Exotic Animals (By Center Stage)
3:00 pm Annex Opens Beer Garden Opens (Annex)
3:00-5:00 pm TBT Band (Center Stage)
6:00 pm Demo Derby (Annex) 6:30 pm National Sweetheart Pageant Finals (Civic Center)
9:00 pm National Sweetheart Pageant Reception (Civic Center)
10:00 pm Midway Closes
12:00 am Beer Garden Closes (Annex)
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.