Join us for a full weekend of food, fun, and entertainment at the 42nd annual DeKalb Corn Fest! Corn Fest will take place Friday, August 23rd – Sunday August 25th in Downtown DeKalb (on Lincoln Highway between 1st and 4th Street and Grove and Locust Street)
Admission to the fest is FREE!
There is a Craft Fair, Kids Fest, Bags Tournament, Car Show, Beer Garden, Carnival and FREE CORN!
The Chuck Siebrasse Corn Boil
FREE steamed sweet corn on Saturday from 11 am – 2 pm (or until corn runs out). Uncooked corn will also be available for purchase throughout the weekend at various booths and food vendors.
Corn Fest Car Show
Saturday from 8am – 3pm, 40 trophies will be awarded
Art Fest for Kids
Saturday/Sunday from 12pm – 3pm, YMCA Day Camp Counselors will lead younger Corn Fest attendees in a variety of hands-on and FUN art activities. Parents are welcome to join the fun and participate alongside their children!
Kids can enjoy activities like face painting, organic Henna for kids and adults, a Rock Climbing Wall, and an interactive booth with NIU Stem
Saturday Onsite Sign-In 11am / Bags Fly at Noon
Daily Unlimited Ride Passes
Friday 3 – 7pm, unlimited rides $25
Saturday 11-3pm, unlimited rides $25
Sunday All Day, unlimited rides $30
Only $5 sound stage admission per day!
5:30-6:30 PM – The Party Doctors
7:00 – 8:15 PM – John Waite (The Babys, Bad English, solo career with the song “Missing You”)
9:00 – 11:00 PM – 7th Heaven
1:00 – 2:00 PM – The Mockingbyrds
2:30 – 3:30 PM – The Beaux Band
4:30 – 6:00 PM – Blind Date
7:00 – 8:30 PM – Marshall Charloff & The Purple Xperience
9:00 – 11:00 PM – Hi Infidelity
2:00 – 3:30 PM – The Relics
4:30 – 6:00 PM – Slim Jim Phantom from The Stray Cats (Rock This Town, Sexy & 17)
94.9 WDKB Community Stage
Features local dance academies, local musicians and more.
5pm – 7pm – Istvan and His Imaginary Band
12pm – 12:30pm – Performing Arts Academy
1:00pm – 1:30pm – NIU Stem
2:00pm – 2:30pm – Dimensions Dance Academy
3:00pm – 3:30pm – Grant & Andy from Stroker Red
4:00pm – 4:30pm – Linked Up
5:00pm – 5:30pm – Reilly Farrell
12:00pm – 12:30pm – Tim Gleason
1:00pm – 1:30pm – Northern Illinois Dance
2:00pm – 2:30pm – Grant & Andy from Stroker Red
3:00pm – 3:30pm – Renegade Wildflower
COMMUNITY STAGE PRIZE CONTEST: Come to the Community Stage to find the secret code word to text for your chance to win Jonas Brothers tickets!
For more information visit cornfest.com