Sweet Corn Days 2019
Thursday | July 25
Friends of the Library Book Sale 9:30 – 6:00 | Elkader Library
Judging of Sweet Corn Days Royalty 5:00 | St. Joseph’s Parish Center | Check out our Royalty Page for more details
FREE Ice Cream Social 5:00 – 7:00 | Keystone Park | Free will donation | Hosted by Main Street Elkader | New location!
Friday | July 26
Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament Shotgun start at 8:00 & 1:30 | Elkader Golf & Country Club | For more information & to register call the club house at 563-245-2230
Friends of the Library Book Sale 9:30 – 5:00 | Elkader Library
Crowning of Sweet Corn Days Royalty & Grand Marshal Announcement 5:45 |Founders Park
Food Vendors 6:00 – 1:00am | Founders’ Park | Multiple local and specialty vendors
Beer Tent 6:00 – 1:00am | Founders’ Park
Carnival 6:00 – 9:00 | Founders Park |$10 Weekend wristband for unlimited rides & games OR individual $1 tickets | Rock Wall, Swinging Chairs, Bounce Houses, Monster Truck Obstacle Course, Train Obstacle Course, Catch A Wave Slide, Jousting, Train Rides, Human Foosball, Corn Sandbox | Dunk Tank is $1 for 3 balls |Henna by Jenna for a fee | FREE Face Painting
FREE Live Music by Elizabeth Mary 6:00 – 9:00 | Founders’ Park | Performs country, pop, and so much more! She is a local a singer/songwriter from Dubuque. Her powerful vocals and energetic performances have captivated audiences throughout the past 8 years in the Tri-State Area.
Performance by the MFL MarMac Bulldog Dance Team 7:00 | Founders’ Park | This team of hard working girls received fourth place at the Iowa State Dance Team Championships.
FREE Live Music by The Drama Kings 9:00 – 1:00am | Founders’ Park | Hailing from Cedar Rapids, this band performs rock, classic rock, pop, funk, dance and a dash of country.
Fireworks at dusk
Saturday | July 27
Shed Your Threads 5K 7:30 | S Main St | Registration at 6:45-7:15 | $20 pre registration |$15 without shirt | $25 late registration after July 20th | Shirts guaranteed to those registered by Saturday, July 20th | Kids 14 & under free-excludes shirt | FREE Fun Run for ages 5 and under shortly before 5K | Fundraiser for Central Cross Country Team & Volleyball Team | Click here for Registration Form
Farmers Market 9:00 – 12:00 | Founders’ Park
Softball Tournament 9:00 | Elkader City Park | Double elimination | $125 entry fee per team | Cash payback | Finals held on Sunday | For more information & to register contact Joe at 563-880-5405
FREE Bend & Booze 9:00 | Founders’ Park | One hour of beginner’s yoga followed by your pick of a Mimosa, Screwdriver, or Bloody Mary | All ages welcome for yoga | Bring your own yoga mat | Must be 21 or older to consume alcohol | Registration at 8:30
FREE Donut Hole Eating Contest 9:30 | Pedretti’s Bakery | Pre-register at Pedretti’s Bakery or call 563-245-1280 prior to July 26th
Friends of the Library Book Sale 9:30 – 12:30 | Elkader Library
Quilts of Valor Awards 10:00 | FreedomBank Community Room | Presented by The Veteran’s Stitchers
Food Vendors 10:00 – 1:00am | Founders’ Park | Multiple local and specialty vendors
Beer Tent 10:00am – 1:00am | Founders’ Park
FREE Kiddie Tractor Pull 11:00 | Founders’ Park | Registration at 10:30 | Ages 4 – 11 | Sanctioned by the Iowa State Pedal Pull Association | New location!
Bean Bag Tournament 11:00 | S Main St next to Founders’ Park | Double elimination | $20 registration fee per team | Cash payback | Registration at 10:30
Carnival 11:00-6:00 | Founders’ Park | $10 Weekend wristband for unlimited rides & games OR individual $1 tickets | Rock Wall, Swinging Chairs, Bounce Houses, Monster Truck Obstacle Course, Train Obstacle Course, Catch A Wave Slide, Jousting, Train Rides, Human Foosball, Corn Sandbox | Dunk Tank is $1 for 3 balls | Henna by Jenna for a fee | FREE Balloons & Face painting after the parade | Closed during parade
Sweet Corn Days Parade 2:00 | Main St | 1:30 Line up at the intersection of Davis St & N 1st St where volunteer firefighters will direct you | Registration not required
Pat & Will’s Trials Shows after the parade | Founders’ Park | Come check out these motorcycle stunts!
River Park Cruisers Show & Shine 3:00 – 6:00 | Founders’ Park entrance | Registration at 2 pm in FreedomBank parking lot off of South Main Street | Trophy winners announced around 5 pm in Founders’ Park Pavilion
- First Place and Runner-up trophies for the following classes: (Ballot judging by participants) *Corvettes*Street Rods*1994 to present*Modified ’72 and older*Modified ’73 and newer*Stock ’72 and older*Stock ’73 and newer*Pony Cars*Muscle Cars*Jeeps
- First Place trophies for the following classes: (Popular choice judging open to the spectators)*Best of Show*Best Ford*Best Mopar*Best GM*Best Work in Progress*Best Paint*Best Interior
FREE Live Music by RockTide 3:00 – 7:00 | Founders’ Park | This local band from Guttenberg will be performing classic rock, rock, country, and much more.
FREE Sweet Corn 4:00 | Founders’ Park | Sponsored by the Elkader Fire Department | Did you know that all of the FREE sweet corn during Sweet Corn Days is purchased, husked, cleaned, cooked, buttered, and served by the Elkader Fire Department? Check out this short video that Iowa Public Television created a couple years ago. Click here.
Moonlight Swim 9:00 – 11:00 | Elkader City Pool | $3 entry fee | All ages welcome
Live Music & Beer Tent | Founders’ Park | $10 entry fee | Must be 19 or older | Gates open at 8pm
Live Music by Smoking Gun Showdown 9:00 – 1:00am | Born on the banks of the Mississippi River in Prairie du Chien, this band featuring two powerhouse female singers performs high-energy country, Top 40 and original songs with a sprinkling of classic rock and blues.
Sunday | July 28
Whistlin’ Bit Saddle Club Fun Show 10:30 | Elkader Horse Arena | Youth & junior games, no entry fee | Adult games, $2 per class entry fee | Must be a Saddle Club Member to participate in show ($15) | All welcome to watch | Lots of pretty horses & an action-packed day | For more information call Danielle at 563-880-5060