2020 Ohio 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 Ohio Sweet Corn Festivals


Corn typically ripens from  to in Ohio. July and August dominates 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

  • Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival - mid August weekend
    Community Park East, Dayton-Yellow Springs Road, Fairborn, Ohio. Phone: 937-305-0800. This is a family-oriented event. There will be approximately 180 handmade arts and crafts booths and food vendors. You can enjoy the favorites such as steamed cooked sweet corn, pork chop sandwiches, and fresh cut watermelon. There will be art and crafts for everyone including candles, wood items, jewelry, watercolor and oil paintings, and much more. All day both days, there are activities for children including a train ride, pony rides, and the Big Bounce. There will be free entertainment both days in the festival area. Parking and admission are also free.
  • Millersport Sweet Corn Festival - late August  Wednesday through Saturday before Labor Day
    Historic Lions Park, Millersport, Fairfield County, Ohio.  Held in Millersport, Ohio, which is located 25 miles east of Columbus. Enjoy hot dripping ears of sweet corn, large midway, tractor pulls, square dancing, contests, clogging, heritage village, farm exhibits, crafts and lots of festive foods in a shaded picnic grove. Grand parade on Wed. at 6:00PM; Nashville country music shows on Friday and Sat at 8:30PM and 5-K Run on Sat at 9:00AM. Event Hours: 5:00PM - 11:00pm W-TH-F and 11:00AM - 11:00PM SAT. Admission is free, fee for parking. For info dial 740-467-3639. Come see why we are earresistable!
  • Marion Popcorn Festival - First Weekend After Labor Day
    Marion, OH. 3 Days of Fun, Food & Free Entertainment." The largest popcorn festival in the world-and one of the largest festivals in the state of Ohio, the Marion Popcorn Festival literally pops with the best in food, fun and entertainment!" Information, Entertainment , Scheduled Events, How to Get Involved, News Releases, Festival Maps, Contact Us, Our Midway. FAQ, Things To Do In Marion, Registration Form
  • North Ridgeville Corn Festival - the Second Weekend in August
    Ridgeville, Ohio. Phone: 440-218-9802. The annual Corn Festival offers FREE admission, FREE entertainment, FREE parking and it is "Always the Second Weekend in August!" Enjoy the Fireworks, Corn Eating Contest, Kids Games, Bands and the Grande Parade. The Corn Festival has been recognized by Cleveland Magazine as the best festival in Northeastern Ohio in the June 2002 edition.
  • South Vienna Corn Festival - the weekend after Labor Day
    958 W Main St, Wilmington, OH 45177. Phone: (937) 383-5676. Email: cornfestivalcommittee@southvienna.org. The South Vienna Corn Festival is a community wide event that is held annually on the weekend after Labor Day to celebrate the beautiful autumn season. There is something for everyone at the Corn Festival. There is a Queen Pageant, Craft Market, Rides and Games, a Parade, Free Entertainment, and of coarse, plenty of food! So come out and join the fun this September. General Information:
    Rhonda Sagraves (937) 568-8065. Parade: Roger Runyan (937) 568-4106, Queen Pageant / Rides: Toni Keller (937) 605-3608, Food Alley :
    Pat Miller (937) 568-4132. Craft Market: Roxy Maier (937) 568-9670. Alternate phone: (937) 536-9948 Cell
    Comments from a visitor on September 22, 2008: "There is a corn festival in South Vienna, Ohio during Labor Day weekend. A very small one stop light town where everybody knows everybody. My Grandma lived there since I can remember. The festival has kiddy rides, antique dealers, lots of vendors, and great food everywhere. Especially well known is the huge pork chops slow cooked/smoked and the homemade chicken & noodles. Thousands of people were there this year for the annual parade. "
  • Strasburg Corn Festival - Late July
    Strasburg, Ohio.  "The family event, which is known throughout the county for it's delicious, homemade food and superb entertainment, draws festival-goers from far and near." Strasburg's 26th Annual Corn Festival will be held Friday, July 27, Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29 at Strasburg-Franklin Park. The family event, which is known throughout the county for it's delicious, homemade food and superb entertainment, draws festival-goers from far and near.
  • Swanton Corn Festival - Saturday, August 20th
    Memorial park, Swanton, OH. Email: swantoncornfest@yahoo.com. This year's theme:  "Corn Wars"  May the Stalks be With You

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). Also, scroll down to see the links to recipes, freezing, canning and jam making directions at the bottom of the page.

  • Fulton Farms - strawberries, raspberries, peas and pumpkins for pick your own, hayrides to pick your own pumpkins, Christmas Trees
    2393 State Route 202, Troy, OH. Phone: 937-339-8246. Email: beverly@fultonfarms.com. Directions: See this page for a map and directions. 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.

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