25 A-Maiz-ing Years! 25th Anniversary Celebration at the 2023 Sweet Corn Days!
Download the Schedule HERE! Available for download in July!
2023 Tentative schedule - subject to change THURSDAY AUGUST 3rd 4:30 - 6:30pm Downtown Market 5pm Bags Tournament - Estherville Golf Course $20 Team Entry Fee. Cash Prizes! 5-6pm Author Event - Estherville Public Library. Meet a variety of authors during this free event. 5:30pm Presentation of the Flames and Opening Ceremony - Hosted by Excel Arts and Culture in Library Square 5:35pm Burning of the Cobs - Library Square 5:45-6:30pm FREE Smore's roast them yourself over a bonfire! Library Square 6:30pm Kids Fishing Competition - Riverside Park - Swinging Bridge - Children 15 and under. All kids must be accompanied by an adult! Bring your own poles and equipment.
FRIDAY AUGUST 4th 1pm: Sweet Corn Days Golf Tournament 4 person Scramble tournament with 1pm shotgun start! $50 per person or $60 with a cart prizes including a Taylor Made Custom Driver, 2 top of the line putters and a gun, giveaways and free keg beer and appetizers! Hosted by Jacobson-Westergard call 712-362-2647 with questions - Registration Form 2pm: RWC Kids Triathlon - Swimming, cycling and running to kick off Sweet Corn Days with some fun competition! Ages 5-13 with different divisions and lengths. - Registration Form 5-9:30pm Food Vendors: options include desserts, BBQ, Fair Foods, Pie and so much more 5:30-8pm Sweet Cars Cruise - North 7th Street. Hosted by the Black Knights 5:30pm Little Miss and Mr. Sweet Corn Pageant - Center Stage (Pageant is FULL) 6-8pm Hometown Heroes - Touch a Truck. North 6th Street. Meet your hometown heroes and tour their trucks! 6-8pm Kids Peddle Pull - Sanctioned peddle pull with age categories! Free to all children. Hosted by Sun City 6:30pm Kids Games: FREE to all kids, Old fashioned games divided up by age categories. Hosted by Employees Credit Union 7:45pm Minute to Win It - Center Stage. Do you have what it takes to win it? fun audience participation games! 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! After Fireworks/approximately 10pm Family movie in the park! Bring your lawn chairs or blanket and settle in for Super Mario Bros with the family in Library Square!
SATURDAY AUGUST 5th 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! Sponsored by Estherville Communications! - Float Decorating Competition - Design the best float for a chance to win $100, $75 or $25! All Day Food Vendors: Food includes: Kettle Corn, Cheesecake, Cupcakes, BBQ, grilled food, fried food, hot dogs, pie, snow cones, 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. Sponsored by Avera Holy Family Hospital! 12 - 3pm Rock'n the Square - bring a lawn chair or find a picnic table and enjoy live music! 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! 12-4pm Face Painting - $5 per design by a professional artist. Library Square 12-4pm IZAAK Walton 5 Stand Sporting Clays - Come and Go. Located at IZAAK Walton, $15 for 50 rounds prizes for both youth and adults 12-4pm Rock Wall - Free climbing wall hosted by the Iowa Army National Guard 1pm Firefighter Water Competition: Watch the fireman compete in this fun contest! Located on N 7th Street 2pm Sidewalk Chalk Contest - South section of Library Square. Age categories of 8 and under, 9-14 and 15 and up includes adults! Pre-registration encouraged but not required. Prizes for winners. Chalk supplied but welcome to bring your own. 3pm Golf Ball Race - Corner of 1st Avenue North and North 6th Street, buy your golf ball for $10, 600 golf balls will roll down the hill the first place wins $1000 cash, second place wins $500 cash, third through seventh place wins $100 cash. Do not need to be present to win! (Purchase Golf Balls at the Chamber office or tent prior to the race) 4pm - Mud Volleyball Tournament hosted by the Estherville Fire Department. Teams of 6 play round robin style in Joe Hoye Park at the Swinging Bridge. - Sign your Team up HERE! Registration due by August 4th. contact Ryan Van Wye at 712-209-4673 with questions. 9pm-1am Street Dance, Live Band, Pop Rocks, playing your favorites from past and present! 21+ for beer but ages 19-20 allowed entry! $5 cover charge! Food Vendors available during the Street Dance!
SUNDAY AUGUST 6th 9am-noon Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast. Located in the Duhigg Center 10am Disc Golf Throwdown - 9-9:45am registration. Free kid's/amateur's 9 hole tournament with prizes. Pro-division $30 entry fee, 18 hole tournament with cash prizes. Half of proceeds will go to course expansion. Joe Hoye Park Frisbee Golf Course. 11am 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! Kayak Rental Available HERE 12-8pm Free Swim & Pool Party - Estherville Aquatic Center. Your chance to check out Estherville's BRAND NEW outdoor pool at no cost! Slide down the big water slide, give the rock walls a climb and so much more! Concessions available for purchase. 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 3-5!
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 2023 Sponsors!
Ace Hardware - Black Hills Energy - Blum and Leonard Carz Central - Daybreak Estherville Golf Course - Farmers Union Industries Henry Olson Funeral Home - KC Nielsen KUOO/Exploreokoboji.com - Mediacom - Pro-Cooperative
Bomgaars - Citizens Community Credit Union Iowa Lakes Community College - New 2U Consignment - Kiwanis
Brey's on Seventh - Casey's General Store Friends of the Estherville Public Library - Estherville Red Power EXP Realty Rob Goebel - Hardee's - Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative Mystic Arts Tattoo
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!