Elkader Sweet Corn Days


Elkader Sweet Corn Days Grand Marshal(s)

Each year we honor an individual, couple, or group as the Elkader Sweet Corn Days Grand Marshal(s). Our Grand Marshal(s) MUST have displayed outstanding service, pride and commitment in the Elkader community through volunteerism and/or support. Their service must be above and beyond the nominee’s profession or normal call of duty. *VOTING CLOSES ON TBA* Your answer will be anonymous.

2021 Grand Marshal Voting Form (CLOSED JULY 11th)

Miss Elkader, Mr. Corn Husker, Little Miss Elkader, & Little Mr. Corn Husker Competition

Now taking applications for Elkader Royalty. Open to all who either live in Elkader or attend Central, which means you can have a Volga, St. Olaf, Farmersburg, or Elkport address.

  • Miss Elkader (Must be entering 11th or 12th grade) Scholarship Opportunity
  • Mr. Corn Husker (Must be entering 11th or 12th grade)  **NEW THIS YEAR** Scholarship Opportunity
  • Little Miss Elkader (Must be entering 2nd-5th grade)
  • Little Mr. Corn Husker (Must be entering 2nd-5th grade)

All little contestants get to partake in the parade, regardless of crowning.

2021 Royalty Application


2021 Schedule for judging and crowning:

Judging is Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 5 PM at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall

Crowning is Friday, July 23, 2021 at 5:30 PM at Founders Park before the band starts. Please meet Jenna by the stage around 5:20 PM.

Parade is Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 2:00 PM- meet by Peace United Church. Meet Jenna to get candy. Pick up your child at Founders Park following the parade. 

Mr Corn Husker and Miss Elkader Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a positive role model for the community
  • Be present in the downtown area during Sweet Corn Days
  • Assist during Elkader Sweet Corn Days:
    • Help with selling Carnival Tickets Friday night from 7 – 9
    • Help with selling Carnival Tickets Saturday from 11 – 12 and immediately after the parade until 4pm
    • Help serve lunch at the Elkader Chamber Golf Tournament
    • Announce Friday Night entertainment
    • Serve sweet corn with the Elkader Fire Department
    • Be available to help with various activities: softball tournament, bean bag tournament, family fun night, set up and tear down, Shed your Threads run, Donut hole eating contest, Hoefer Family Kiddie Tractor Pull, etc. 
  • Participate in the following parades, if possible:
    • Elkader Sweet Corn Days
    • Garnavillo 4th of July
    • Guttenberg’s Stars and Stripes 
    • Saint Olaf Uff-Da Days
    • Edgewood Rodeo Days
    • Elkader’s St. Paddy’s day
    • Strawberry Point Days
    • Any others in the local area
  • Assist in creating city event posters
  • Complete three readings at the Elkader Public Library-Contact them for dates and times
  • Crown the future Miss Elkader


Scholarship of $200 will be awarded to Mr. Corn Husker AND Miss Elkader at Central’s award night. A copy of the college acceptance letter is required.