Event Schedule

Sweet Corn Days 2021 | July 22 – 25

2021 Event Map coming soon

We are still updating the schedule of events. Once finalized, we will update it here and post it to our Facebook and Instagram.

Thursday | July 22

Friends of the Library Book Sale 9:30am – 6pm | Elkader Public Library 

Judging of Sweet Corn Days Royalty TBA |TBA

FREE Ice Cream Social 5pm – 7pm | Keystone Park | Free will donation | Hosted by Main Street Elkader

Friday | July 23

Friends of the Library Book Sale 9:30am – 5pm | Elkader Public Library 

Crowning of Sweet Corn Days Royalty & Grand Marshal Announcement TBA |Founders Park

Food Vendors 6pm – 12am | Founders’ Park | Multiple local and specialty vendors

Beer Tent 6pm – 12am | Founders’ Park

Carnival 6pm – 9pm | Founders’ Park 

FREE Live Music by Aaron Smith 5:45pm – 7:45pm | Founders’ Park | This Sumner, Iowa native is a country singer and songwriter. Come out an enjoy is original music and famous country covers. 

FREE Live Music by Lonesome Road 8pm – 12am | Founders’ Park | Their 2021 tour is booked solid and we are beyond excited to have made the list. Get ready for some high energy country music. 

Fireworks at dusk | Founders’ Park

Saturday | July 24

Shed Your Threads 5K TBA | S Main St 

Softball Tournament 8am | Elkader City Park | Double elimination | $150 entry fee per team | Cash payback with 50% of profits going to support the Central Elkader Wrestling | 8am start on Saturday | 9am start on Sunday for finals | For more information & to register contact Joe at 563-880-5405

Additional details on the Softball Tournament:
CONCESSIONS PENDING>>>check back for local carry out specials from our restaurants in town
12 team cap
Teams must be 5 girls and 5 guys
ASA bats
Using .52 core 12in balls
Force at home
Girls pitches 6-12 feet and no courtesy foul, Guys unlimited
If a guy gets 3 straight balls and takes a girl with
7 runs per inning besides the 7th inning then it is unlimited
You CAN throw someone out at 1st base if you are on the right side of 2nd base

FREE Bend & Booze TBA | Founders’ Park | All ages welcome for yoga | Bring your own yoga mat | Must be 21 or older to consume alcohol

FREE Donut Hole Eating Contest TBA | Pedretti’s Bakery 

Friends of the Library Book Sale 9:30am – 12pm | Elkader Public Library 

Food Vendors 10am – 1am | Founders’ Park | Multiple local and specialty vendors

Beer Tent 10am – 1am | Founders’ Park 

Bean Bag Tournament 11am | S Main St next to Founders’ Park | Registration at 10:30

Carnival 11am-6pm | Founders’ Park | Closed during parade

Sweet Corn Days Parade 2pm | Main St | 1:30pm Line up at the intersection of Davis St & N 1st St where volunteer firefighters will direct you | Registration not required 

FREE Live Music by The Rush Cleveland Trio 3pm – 7pm | Founders’ Park | This trio will give you a rush of blues, classic country and rockabilly with almost hypnotizing electronic guitar solos.

FREE Sweet Corn 4pm | 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 8pm – 11pm | Elkader City Pool | $4 Entry Fee

CORNSTOCK 2021 | Saturday | July 24 | 8pm – 1am

Live Music & Beer Tent | Founders’ Park  | Must be 19 or older | Gates open at 8pm |  $5 entry fee from 8pm to 9pm | $10 entry fee after 9pm

FREE Live Music 9pm – 1am | Founders’ Park 

Sunday | July 25

Whistlin’ Bit Saddle Club Fun Show TBA | Elkader Horse Arena