Elkader Sweet Corn Days


Elkader Sweet Corn Days | July 25 – 28  2024

Always the last full weekend in July! 

We’ll see you on July 25-28 2024. Follow along on social media for important updates!

Join us for a shuck’n good time in ELKADER, IOWA this July! Our committee is excited to bring Elkader a fun filled long weekend of activities, live music, smiles, and laughter. Join us as a festival goer, parade entry, a volunteer, a committee member, or a sponsor. Simply, join us. WE ARE EXCITED and cannot wait to be soaking in the sun and celebrating Sweet Corn Days with you.

Did you know that our festival was started in 1963 by the Elkader Jaycees? When the Jaycees disbanded, a committee called Elkader Fest sponsored it from 1988 until 1999, after which it was discontinued for three years. The firemen revived it in 2003 and have been involved ever since! They were assisted by Main Street Elkader for a few years. Then our festival was discontinued yet again. In 2007, a Sweet Corn Days committee was formed by community members stepping up and taking pride in the community. The present committee learned the ropes in 2016 and took over in 2017.

2023 Event Schedule

If you have an event you wish to add to the event schedule, please submit it to us at elkaderscd@gmail.com or call (563) 920-1176 PRIOR to March 1st each year.