2020 Sweet Corn Days details will be released after June 1st.
We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 Pandemic. No decision has been made at this time to cancel or host the 2020 Sweet Corn Days.
2020 Schedule Available in Summer 2020 Download the Schedule HERE! - Available in July 2020
2019 Schedule THURSDAY AUGUST 1st 4:30 - 6:30pm Downtown Market 5-7pm Run for the Cob Packet Pick Up and Late Registration - North 7th Street 5:30pm Presentation of the Flames and Opening Ceremony - Hosted by Excel Arts and Culture 5:35pm Burning of the Cobs 5:45-6:30pm FREE Smore's roast them yourself over a bonfire! (All activities take place in Library Square!) 6:30pm Corny Kids Fishing Competition - Carrico Heights Pond, Brad Alan Blvd- First 30 kids in attendance get a gift bag provided by Pure Fishing! Children 15 and under. Prizes for winners. All kids must be accompanied by an adult! Bring your own poles and equipment. 2019 parking issues due to construction please use caution when entering Carrico Heights!
FRIDAY AUGUST 2nd 1pm: Sweet Corn Days Golf Tournament 4 person Scramble tournament with 1pm shotgun start! $40 per person or $50 with a cart includes prizes, keg beer and appetizers! Hosted by Jacobson-Westergard call 712-362-2647 with questions - Registration Form 5-9:30pm Food Vendors: options include desserts, BBQ, Fair Foods, Pie and more 5:30-8pm Sweet Cars Cruise 5:30pm Little Miss and Mr. Sweet Corn Pageant - Center Stage - Registration Open July 17-24 or until pageant is full! Registration Form Here! 6:15pm Kids Games: FREE to all kids, Old fashioned games divided up by age categories. Hosted by Employees Credit Union 7:15pm Corn Dog Races - North 7th Street- must bring Vet proof of vaccinations to race! - Rules and Information Sheets 8:00pm Minute to Win It: Game Show where the audience gets a chance to win! Prizes for all winners! 8:45pm Hula Hoop Show Down: We've got the hoops ready! Categories for all ages! Prizes for winners After dark/9:30pm FIREWORKS: brought to you by NorthStar Bank and Agency! 9pm to 1am Woody's Pizza Presents Farm Rock Live - Must be 21+
SATURDAY AUGUST 3rd 7-7:45am Run for the Cob, 1 mile fun run/walk, 5k and 10k - Register HERE! 8:45am Yoga in the Park! Bring a mat and enjoy a free yoga class in beautiful library square! Class is hosted by Shari Bisgaard 10am-4pm Merchant Market! Vendors selling all types of goods including handmade crafts! Located on the Court House Square - Register to be a vendor HERE! 10:30am Parade: runs along Central Avenue from 18th street to 5th street. Bring some lawn chairs and check out the biggest parade in NW Iowa! - Register to be in the parade HERE! All Day Food Vendors: Food includes: Cotton Candy, Desserts, BBQ, grilled food, fried food, pie, snow cones, cupcakes, mini donuts and so much more! Located on 7th Street! Following parade FREE SWEETCORN! Over 6,000 ears of corn are given out! Located on 1st Avenue N 12-4pm Sweet Cars Show: Black Knights Car Club show off the sweetest cars around! Located on 1st Ave N and N 8th Street! 12-4pm Inflatable Fun! 7 huge inflatables for all ages! Only $15 for an all day play wristband! Located on N 6th Street 12-2:30pm with a 1:30pm show on center stage, Mr. Twister: Free balloon animals for the kids plus an entertaining show on Center Stage! 12:30 - 3pm Rock'n the Square: New this year check out Live Band Adam Layman and Jacob Wittkamp playing all your favorites! 1pm Sweet Bikes and Sweet Cars Fun Run: Begins at Mac's Top Hat ends at Woody's Pizza. $15 entry fee with cash prizes! Hosted by Driftbusters Snowmobile Club! 1pm Firefighter Water Competition: Watch the fireman compete in this fun contest! Located on N 7th Street 1-4pm IZAAK Walton 5 Stand Sporting Clays - Located at IZAAK Walton, $15 for 50 rounds prizes for both youth and adults 2pm Kids water fights - Located on North 6th Street! 3pm Bean Bag Tournament: 2:30pm registration located in Thoreson Park! 6-9pm Evill Motorcycle Show, Woody's Pizza. Bring your motorcycle down and show it off. No registration fee! 8pm-11pm Youth Dance (Ages 12-17) $5 entry fee 9pm-1am Street Dance, Live Band, Junk FM is back, playing your favorites from past and present! 21+ for beer but 19-20 year olds allowed entry! $5 cover charge!
SUNDAY AUGUST 4th 9am-noon Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast. Located in the Duhigg Center 10:30am Worship Service in the Park, hosted by multiple Estherville Churches. Located in Library Square. Bring a lawn chair. 1pm Des Moines River Fun Float: Drop boats at A17 Bridge Access. Park at 4th Street Bridge Access. Bus available to take you to the start for a small fee. Boats launch at 1pm. Free will donation dinner at the end of float. Please use caution and float at your own risk. Must provide your own boat/float. Hosted by the Emmet County Water Trails Association! Float at your own risk! Subject to river conditions! 2-6pm Free Swim & Pool Party - Regional Wellness Center 2pm Ping Pong Tournament - Regional Wellness Center. Pre-register between noon and 1:30pm. Singles and doubles divisions - no registration fee
Estherville T-shirts and Sweet Corn Days T-shirts available for purchase at the Estherville Chamber of Commerce office prior to event or at the Chamber tent August 2-4!
2019 Theme "Talk Corny to me"
2019 Parade lineup
Click HERE to Download PDF - If you did not register by the dead line and are not listed you are welcome to join us please just fall in line after the listed entries and before Santa! - The parade will line up on S 18th Street at Central Avenue
Thank You to our 2019 Sponsors!
Gold Sponsors Ace Hardware - Black Hills Energy - Daybreak GKN - Henry Olson Funeral Home KILR Radio - KUOO/XTreme Country - Mediacom PDU Cables Inc. - S & R Auto and Tire Inc.
Silver Sponsors Citizens Community Credit Union - Estherville Public Library Iowa Lakes Community College - Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative K.C. Nielsen Ltd. - Kiwanis
Bronze Sponsors Brey's on Seventh - Carz Central Casey's General Store - Estherville Red Power Hardee's - North Iowa Lumber and Design - Windsor Manor
Additional Donors: Estherville Abstract
Thank you to all of our sponsors! We could not do it without you! Thank you to the City of Estherville for all of their support and resources!