2020 Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin Sweet Corn Festivals


Corn typically ripens from  to in Wisconsin. 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

  • Cobb Corn Roast - Early to mid August
    Chicken BBQ w/ Free Sweet Corn 11:00am - till gone,  Brat & Burger Stand, Inflatable Rides & Kids Games, . Also Fast Pitch League Tournament, Texas Hold'em, Classic Car Show, Kids Walk/Adult Walk/5K Run (benefits Library), Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament, Bean Bag Tournament, Knocker Ball, Cobb Corn Roast Festival is a weekend long celebration along Highway 18 at Scheper Park.
    Wednesday thru Sunday - Fast Pitch Softball Tournament - Concessions - Midway
    Friday - Texas Hold Em
    Saturday - Run/Walk - Volleyball Tournaments - Bean Bag Tournaments - Car Show - Live Band *BOB ROCKS*
    Sunday - Chicken BBQ - Free Sweet Corn - Water Fights - Parade
  • Darien Corn Festival - September
    Darien, WI.  (More contact and event information is hopefully coming, once their website's webmaster responds!)
  • Melrose Rod & Gun Club Corn Boil - Saturday 12 pm to 12 midnight and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm in mid-August; 
    W13950 Rod and Gun Club Rd - Melrose, WI 54642. Phone: 608-488-2316.  Unbelievably, they have free all you can eat sweet corn!  And a flea market, live music, food and refreshments, plus games and horse wagon rides.  There will be a horseshoe tournament on Sunday at 11am.   (ADDED: July 02, 2018, JBS)
  • Scandinavia Corn Roast - Held on the first Weekend in August; Friday afternoon through Sunday evening
    Ellison Memorial Park, 110 Industrial Park Drive, Scandinavia, WI 54977.
  • Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival - late August
    Angell Park, near the intersection of Highway 19 and Highway N, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. For a nominal price ($1.00 admission in 2008) on Saturday and Sunday per person for gate walk-in, attendees can enjoy free entertainment, children's activities and more.  Children age 6 and under are free admission, and if you park on the grounds admission is included in the price. 2008 Buttons were $1.50 for unlimited entrance to the Festival and parking was $5.00 per vehicle and includes admission. Over 100,000 people from around the Midwest attend the event which serves over 70 tons of sweet corn during the weekend! Steamed sweet corn is available on Saturday and Sunday only from noon to 7 pm. Last report a few years ago was a  tote of corn was $6.00 and single ears were $1.50.  Uncooked corn was available to purchase on Saturday and Sunday for $5.00 per bag. This event features a carnival-midway complete with rides and games, food booths, live bands, craft show, petting zoo, kiddie korner with large inflatables, family entertainment and much more. Thursday and Friday night are carnival wristband nights for the kids with unlimited rides from 6-10pm. Thursday night kicks off the event with the parade down Main Street at 6:30 pm. Festival grounds feature the carnival, booths, and beer tent Thursday and Friday nights after 6 pm. All activities are in place on Saturday and Sunday when the park opens at 11:30 am.
  • Know of any others? Write me!

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.

  • We will be adding these as we find them;  Please write me, if you know of any to add!

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