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!

Kid Fest

Kids can enjoy activities like face painting, organic Henna for kids and adults, a Rock Climbing Wall, and an interactive booth with NIU Stem

Bags Tournament

Saturday Onsite Sign-In 11am / Bags Fly at Noon

Carnival Hours

Friday, 3pm-11pm
Saturday, 11am-11pm
Sunday, 11am-6pm

Daily Unlimited Ride Passes

Friday 3 – 7pm, unlimited rides $25
Saturday 11-3pm, unlimited rides $25
Sunday All Day, unlimited rides $30

Sound Stage

Only $5 sound stage admission per day!

Friday 8/23
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

Saturday 8/24
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

Sunday 8/25
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.

Friday 8/23
5pm – 7pm – Istvan and His Imaginary Band

Saturday 8/24
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

Sunday 8/25
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!

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