2020 Indiana Sweet Corn Festivals: Where, When and More to Find a Sweet Corn Festival Near You!

Looking for a Sweet Corn festival in October 2020? There is no other listing as complete and current as this list, just updated! Sweet Corn festivals are held through the United States, Canada, Britain, and Australia and much of the world. All the Sweet Corn festivals we can find are listed on this page! If you love Corn, look for a festival near you below! And I'm looking for more Sweet Corn festivals! Please write me, if you know of any to add!  I update the dates as soon as the festivals publish their information, but you can always click on the links (usually the name of the festival) to see the current information on the festival's own website. 

Especially this year, due to Coronavirus, be sure to click on the links (the blue, underlined name of the each festival) to confirm this year's dates on the website for each festival. If they don't have a website, call the phone number provided, but ALWAYS CONFIRM THIS YEAR'S DATES AND TIMES BY EITHER VIEWING THEIR WEBSITE OR CALLING.

Click here for the form to add a festival and have detailed information; or click here if you have general information and are not connected with the event!

2020 Sweet Corn Festivals


Corn typically ripens from July to late August in Indiana. July and August dominate throughout most of the U.S.as the months for Corn production (and festivals) .

There are two general types of Corn festivals 1) community festivals, usually organized by a church, school, local Chamber of commerce or a town and 2). Corn festival held at and by a farm. They are different in what they offer, and community festivals tend to be less expensive so they are grouped separately. (of course not all states and areas have both.)
Following the festival listings are links to our easy to follow directions about making freezing corn, canning corn much more.

Community Corn Festivals

  • Popcorn Festival of Clay County, Indiana -  Friday through Sunday, early October; Carnival Starts Thursday, 30 September
    Brazil, Indiana 47834. Birthplace of the best-known name associated with popcorn, Orville Redenbacher. "This festival celebrates the #1 snacking product in the nation POPCORN! Orville Redenbacher established his first popcorn plant in Valparaiso, Indiana. In 1979 the City decided to thank Orville by celebrating popcorn with an annual festival."  ConAgra Corn Maze, Farmer Ron's Amazing Fieldtrip, Popcorn Eating Contest, Lion's Club Bed Race, Orville Look-Alike Contest, a band and Luehr's Ideal Rides carnival. Click here to see TV Commercial
  • Valparaiso Popcorn Festival - September (always the Saturday after Labor Day), 7 am to 6:30 pm
    downtown Valparaiso, IN. Family-fun activities for all ages. Over 200 arts & crafts booths, 30 food booths, kids games, the five-mile Popcorn Panic, and the nation s First Popcorn Parade are only the beginning of the excitement of this incredible festival. The Valparaiso Popcorn Festival is located in beautiful downtown Valparaiso, kicking off with the Popcorn Panic at 7 a.m. and wrapping up at 6:30 p.m. Plenty of off-site parking is available with a shuttle bringing you downtown.

Farm Corn Festivals

In addition to community and church festivals, some private farms have their own Corn festivals.  See each farm for this year's dates (they often do not announce them until the end of June). T Also, scroll down to see the links to recipes, freezing, canning and jam making directions at the bottom of the page.

  • Fulton Farms Sweet Corn Festival - August 24, 2019 and August 25, 2019
    2393 State Route 202, Troy, OH. Phone: 937-339-8246. Email: beverly@fultonfarms.com. Directions: See this page for a map and directions. The sweet corn festival is an annual event held at Fulton Farms to celebrate our sweet corn harvest. Fun, food, games and live music all weekend. With local vendors selling food and hand made crafts. Don't forget to try some roasted sweet corn!
    Open: May-August, Monday-Thursday 9 am to 7 pm and Friday-Sunday 9 am to 5 pm; September- December, Monday-Thursday 10 am to 6 pm and Friday-Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. See this page for the Daily Crop Report. Ice cream, popcorn, edible soybeans, fresh fruit slushy, horse-drawn wagon rides through plantation, Troy Strawberry Festival first weekend of June, family tour at Fulton Farms weekends in October ($5.00 per person, includes hayride to pumpkin field, mazes, animals and a free pumpkin). The farm includes 1,900 acres of sweet corn, beans, strawberries, tomatoes and pumpkins, a gift shop and cafe. Through October, hop on hayrides to pick your own pumpkins during the weekends, or call to schedule a tour of the farm on weekdays. Christmas Trees: canaan fir, fraser fir, white pine, services: cut-your-own, shaking. Produce grown on the farm includes Asparagus, Beets, Sweet Globe Onions, Pickling Cakes, Farm Fresh Eggs, Apples, Lemons, Limes, Rhubarb, Lettuce, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Strawberries, Peaches, Corn, Green Beans, Peas, Onions, Zucchini, Summer Squash, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Peppers, Broccoli, Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Pumpkins, Fall Squash, Raspberries, Local Raw Honey.
    Comments from a visitor on June 01, 2012: "Fulton Farms' u-pick strawberries were great this year and the u-pick peas are coming in nicely. "

Related Corn Information:

Freezing Corn

You can easily freeze the sweet corn and have that great taste in the dead of winter! 

Canning Corn

This too, is easy... but it DOES require a pressure canner.  You cannot safely do this with a water bath canner.  Food poisoning is no joke!


For other fruit and vegetable festivals, see this page!

The Presto Pressure
canners are out
of stock, but Tfal's
are available!

Above is the
2020 version of
the Ball Blue Book