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The 2019 Hoopeston National Sweet Corn Festival will be held August 29 – September 2, 2019.
Monday, September 2, 2019
8:00 am Flea Market Opens
9:00 am Gates Open ($3 Admission) Display Area Opens
9:00-9:45 am Cream of the Crop Pretty Baby Contest Registration (Civic Center) 10:00 am Cream of the Crop Pretty Baby Contest (Civic Center) 1
2:00 pm Midway Opens Ride Special – Bracelet All Day
12:00-4:00 pm FREE SWEETCORN! 12:00-4:00 pm Hoopeston Area FFA Petting Zoo
12:00-4:30 pm Souvenir Sales (By Center Stage)
12:30-2:00 pm The Chickadee Sermon (Center Stage)
1:30-2:00 pm Kids’ Pie Eating Contest Registration (By Center Stage)
2:00 pm Kids’ Pie Eating Contest (In front of Center Stage) 2:00-4:30 pm Bingo (Crabtree Shelter)
2:30-4:30 pm Shorty and the Chef (Center Stage)
9:00 pm Midway 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.