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Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival 2013

August 15-18, 2013

The Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival is always held the third weekend in August.

Check the Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce website for most up-to-date information.

For the low cost of $1.00 admission 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.
Buttons are $1.50 for unlimited entrance to the Festival.
Parking is $5.00 per vehicle and includes admission.

Over 100,000 people from around the Midwest attend the event which serves over 75 tons of sweet corn during the weekend!
Steamed sweet corn is available on Saturday and Sunday only from noon to 7 pm.
* A tote of corn is $6.00 and single ears are $2.00.
* Uncooked corn is available to purchase on Saturday and Sunday for $10.00 per grocery 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 with unlimited rides from 6-10 pm for $20.

Thursday night kicks off the event with the parade down Main Street at 6:00 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.

Corn Fest Parade: Thursday, August 15th, 6:00 pm, Main Street

Fest Grounds Thursday and Friday: Vendor booths, game booths, carnival - wristband nights, beer shelter -open - live band Friday night; bingo Friday night

Corn Fest Entertainment:
Beer Shelter: Friday, Aug.16th, The Retro Specz Band, 8 pm. to Midnight
Saturday, Aug. 17th, Left on Sunset - rock/cover songs variety, 8 pm. to Midnight

Family Stage:
Saturday, August 17th, 2013
Noon & 2 pm - Lou Lepore - Comedy & Magic
1 pm.- Sun Prairie Chorus
3 pm.- Prairie Kids Club
4 pm.- Infinite Cheer
5-7 pm.- Jeremy Scott

Sunday, August 18th, 2013
Noon & 2 pm - T.J. Howell - comedy, juggler and unicyclist
1 pm. - Monona Academy of Dance
3 pm. - Kicks Unlimited
4 pm. - Modern Mod

Kiddie Korner-August 17th and 18th
Noon-8 pm.- Kiddie Inflatables
1-4 pm.-Face Painting
Noon-7 pm.- Mini golf

Upper Grounds
Rock Climbing Wall
Petting Zoo - children can visit with baby animals: Sat/Sun noon-6pm.
Quad Power Jump
Radio Disney - children's activities; Sunday, 1-2:30 pm
Craft Fair - handmade crafts - over 60 vendors: Saturday, 11:30am-7pm; Sunday, 11:30am-5pm

Other Attractions
Bingo: Saturday, noon-8:00 pm; Sunday, noon-4:00 pm; in the Pavillion
Tractor Pull - new!: Saturday, August 17th, 3:00 pm: Pedal Pull, 4:00-9:00 pm Tractor Pull, on the race track.
Helicopter Rides: 4 pm to dusk Friday; 10 am to dusk Saturday; $30 for a five mile ride.
Midget Auto Racing: Sunday, 7:00 pm

Advance Button Sales are available at these locations: Dorn True Value,
Read Before Book Store, Sun Prairie Utilities, Wisconsin Cleaners and Chamber Office.

The Sweet Corn Festival benefits the following local organizations:
American Legion Post 333, Boy Scout Troop 333, Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce, Exchange Club, Happy Hikers 4-H, Knights of Columbus, Lions Club, Rotary Club, VFW and the YMCA

Directions to the Fest:
from I94: from Milwaukee: exit Hwy N north, right at the exit; Angell Park/corn fest is on the left hand side of the road approx 6-7 miles from the exit (or, just before the intersection of N&Hwy19) If the Hwy N ramp is not accessible, stay on I94 until 151 North / Sun Prairie exit and follow directions in next paragraph.
from I90: exit 151 North; from 151 exit Main St, follow Main Street through downtown and turn right at Hwy N, follow Hwy N for about 1/2 mile, Angell Park will be on the right.
From the north - 151: exit Main Street from 151 - follow Main Street east to Hwy N, right at Hwy N, Angell Park is on the right about a half mile down Hwy N.


Sweet Corn Festival 2012

Sun Prairie, Wisconsin will host the annual Sweet Corn Festival Thursday, August 16 through Sunday, August 19, 2012 at Angell Park, near the intersection of Highway 19 and Highway N. The Corn Festival Parade starts at 6 p.m. Thursday night, August 16th, 2012 and goes from the 700 Block of Main Street to Market Street and Linnerud (less than one mile)

sun prairie corn festFor the low cost of $1.00 admission 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.
Buttons are $1.50 for unlimited entrance to the Festival.
Parking is $5.00 per vehicle and includes admission.

Over 100,000 people from around the Midwest attend the event which serves over 75 tons of sweet corn during the weekend!
Steamed sweet corn is available on Saturday and Sunday only from noon to 7 pm.
* A tote of corn is $6.00 and single ears are $2.00.
* Uncooked corn is available to purchase on Saturday and Sunday for $8.00 per grocery 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 with unlimited rides from 6-10 pm for $20.

Thursday night kicks off the event with the parade down Main Street at 6:00 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.

Corn Fest Parade: Thursday, August 16th, 6:00 pm, Main Street

Fest Grounds Thursday and Friday: Vendor booths, game booths, carnival - wristband nights, beer shelter -open - live band Friday night; bingo Friday night

Corn Fest Entertainment:
Beer Shelter: Friday, Aug.17th, Fuzzy Side Up - Classic Rock, 8 pm. to Midnight
Saturday, Aug. 18th, Left on Sunset - rock/cover songs variety, 8 pm. to Midnight
Sunday, Aug. 19th, Main Street Wisdom, 2 pm. to 6 pm.

Family Stage:
Saturday, August 18th, 2012
Noon & 2 pm - Dave Landau, Storytelling
1 pm.- Madison Dance Academy
3 pm.- Kicks Unlimited - karate demonstration
4 pm.- Sun Prairie Area Chorus
5-7 pm.- Caravan Gypsy Swing

Sunday, August 19th, 2012
Noon & 2 pm - T.J. Howell - comedy, jugger and unicyclist
1 pm. - Monona Academy of Dance
3 pm. - Karate America - karate demonstration
4 pm. - To Fakie - contemporary rock, pop, jazz

Kiddie Korner-August 18th and 19th
Noon-8 pm.- Kiddie Inflatables
1-4 pm.-Face Painting
Noon-7 pm.- Mini golf

Upper Grounds
Paintless Paintball Arena & Paintless Shooting Range
Petting Zoo - children can visit with baby animals: Sat/Sun noon-6pm.
Quad Power Jump
Ejection Bungee
Craft Fair - handmade crafts - over 60 vendors: Saturday, 11:30am-7pm; Sunday, 11:30am-5pm

Other Attractions
Bingo: Saturday, noon-8:00 pm; Sunday, noon-4:00 pm; in the Pavillion
Helicopter Rides: 4 pm to dusk Friday; 10 am to dusk Saturday; $30 for a five mile ride.
Midget Auto Racing: Sunday, 7:00 pm

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2011

August 18 - 21 2011
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin will host the annual Sweet Corn Festival Thursday,
August 18 through Sunday, August 21, 2011 at Angell Park, near the intersection of Hwy 19 and Hwy N.

Questions? Call 608-837-4547 or Tourism Hotline: 800-400-6162

The Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival is always held
the third weekend in August.

Sun Prairie, Wisconsin will host the annual Sweet Corn Festival Thursday, August 18 through Sunday, August 21,2011 at Angell Park, near the intersection of Highway 19 and Highway N.

The Sweet Corn Festival starts on Thursday but, if you want to actually eat Sweet Corn, you have to come back on Saturday and Sunday between Noon and 7 p.m. Admission is only $1 and a "tote" of sweet corn is $6, hot or uncooked. Single ears are $2 each. Thursday features game booths, food stands, beer tent and carnival. Friday night is the same plus Helicopter rides, mini-golf, bingo and live music by Random Maxx. Saturday will feature a craft show which opens at 11:30 a.m. as well as a petting zoo, Kiddie Korner, paintless paint ball, afternoon and evening live entertainment. Sunday evening ends with rock and roll by "Left on Sunset"

The sweet corn is particularly sweet because the corn is steamed "in the husk." This method heightens the flavor and sweetness as opposed to other methods of cooking such as roasting or boiling the sweet corn. The steaming of the corn was first done by the Stokley Company. In 1997 the city of Sun Prairie found it necessary to build their own facility for steaming the corn and constructed the special building to house the corn steaming equipment. It was built in Sheehan Park. It is only used once a year, for the Sweet Corn Festival. The Sweet Corn is steamed for seventeen minutes at 250 degrees. They use five "retorts" to cook the corn in and then it is driven over to the festival park where it is served hot to hungry customers. Think of a "retort" as a huge cylindrical metal container that is about 3 feet in diameter and ten feet deep. A giant metal calender or basket that is used to hold two to three hundred ears of corn is lowered into the huge steamer. The steam is produced by a giant boiler is about nine feet by nine feet by twenty feet long and it could steam heat one hundred and twenty homes at one time. The steaming is said to seal in the flavor. The corn is grown in the sandy soil near Steven's Point and Plover and picked fresh each day.

Between 60,000 and 90,000 people from around the Midwest attend the event which serves over 70 tons of sweet corn during the weekend!

Steamed sweet corn is available ONLY on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 7 pm.

 


 

August 19 - 22 2010
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin will host the annual Sweet Corn Festival Thursday, August 19 through Sunday, August 22, 2010 at Angell Park, near the intersection of Hwy 19 and Hwy N.

Questions? Call 608-837-4547

The Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival is always held
the third weekend in August.

Sun Prairie, Wisconsin will host the annual Sweet Corn Festival Thursday, August 19 through Sunday, August 22, 2009 at Angell Park, near the intersection of Highway 19 and Highway N.
For the low cost of $1.00 admission 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. Buttons are $1.50 for unlimited entrance to the Festival. Parking is $5.00 per vehicle and includes admission.

A tote of corn, which you can fill yourself and possibly get up to ten ears in, is $6.00 and single ears are $1.50. Uncooked corn is 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 for $20.00.

Thursday night kicks off the event with the parade down Main Street at 6:00 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.



NOTE: 2009

2009 Corn Fest Entertainment:
Beer Shelter: Friday, Aug.21st, Club Bud - Contemporary Variety, 8 pm. to Midnight
Saturday, Aug. 22nd, Left on Sunset - rock/cover songs variety, 8 pm. to Midnight
Family Stage: Saturday, August 22nd, 2009
Noon & 2 pm - Lou Lepore, comedy/magic
pm.- American Family Choire
3 pm.- Kicks Unlimited
4 pm.- Sun Prairie Civic Theatre
5-7 pm.- Jeremy Scott - Jazz Music
Sunday, August 23rd, 2009
Noon - John Duggleby-American Folk songs
1 pm. - Monona Academy of Dance
2, 4 pm. - Curt Strutz "the Bassmeister"
3 pm. - Karate America - karate demonstration

Kiddie Korner-August 22nd & 23rd
Noon-8 pm.- Kiddie Inflatables
1-4 pm.-Face Painting
Noon-7 pm.- Mini golf

Upper Grounds
Rock Climbing Wall
Petting Zoo - children can visit with baby animals
Quad Power Jump
Craft Fair - handmade crafts - over 60 vendors: Saturday, 11:30am-7pm; Sunday, 11:30am-5pm

Other Attractions
Bingo: Saturday, noon-8:00 pm; Sunday, noon-4:00 pm; in the Pavillion
Helicopter Rides: Thursday, Friday & Saturday;
Midget Auto Racing: Sunday, 7:00 pm

The Sweet Corn Festival benefits the following local organizations:
American Legion Post 333, Boy Scout Troop 333, Chamber of Commerce, Exchange Club, Happy Hikers 4-H, Knights of Columbus, Lions Club, Rotary Club, VFW and the YMCA



August 16 - 19, 2007 Corn Fest

Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival


The Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival kicked off on Thursday evening with the Sweet Corn Festival Parade. It was attended by thousands of people including many children. Thursday evening and Friday's events included Booths and a Carnival at the Festival Grounds in Angell Park next to the Angell Race Track. Friday evening, The Invaders were schedule to entertain, playing "great oldies" music, as part of the festivities.

Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival Loses $40,000 to $50,000 due to rain.

Saturday and Sunday were the days when you could purchase fresh steamed Sweet Corn, but only about 4,000 to 5,000 people were able to take part in the feast. The Sun Prairie area was soaked on Saturday with over three inches of rain. The event closed early Saturday night after approximately 23-25 tons of corn were prepared. On Sunday the whole Sweet Corn Festival was cancelled because of flooding on the Festival Grounds and danger of electrical shock.

Sun Prairie Sweet Corn

Over 100,000 people were expected to attend from around the Midwest. The Sweet Corn Festival was expected to serve over 70 tons of steamed sweet corn during the weekend. Unfortunately for yours truly, we were waiting until Sunday to go and get a couple of "totes" of sweet corn. (I wonder how many ears of corn are in a "tote"? Nobody seems to think to put that in an advertisement but I would assume it is either six ears or five ears. Being a "tote", I would think that the amount of ears could vary and still be a "tote." Its not as though it is a dozen or a "farmer's dozen." ) But we just missed out on a few ears of corn while the Festival took a big hit on the corn not being sold. It has been estimated that the cost will be $40,000 to $50,000. Not small change for all of the non-profit organizations hoping to make a good part of their yearly revenue from the event. Seventy tons of sweet corn had to be ordered from someone and most of it was not used. The Sunday order of corn was cancelled and instead sent to a Del Monte plant in Illinois to be canned.

sweet corn

Corn Festival Events

Some of the featured events for the Corn Festival were the Rock Climbing Wall, Petting Zoo, Quad Power Jump, Amazon Adventure Obstacle Course, the Beer Tent, Craft Fair - handmade crafts - over 60 vendors, also Bingo and Saturday and Sunday and Midget Auto racing on Sunday evening.

The Sweet Corn Festival benefits the following organizations: The American Legion Post 333, Boy Scout Troop 333, Chamber of Commerce, Exchange Club, Happy Hikers 4-H, Knights of Columbus, Lions Club, Rotary Club, VFW and the YMCA.

corn festival

First Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival

The first Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival, the oldest Sweet Corn Festival in Wisconsin, took place in 1953 on August 29th and 30th. That first year, thirteen thousand ears of corn were severed to six thousand people on one day, August 29th. The Sweet Corn Festival continues to be the major fund raiser for many Sun Prairie non-profit organizations.

corn fest

2007 Sponsors of the Sweet Corn Festival:

'Golden Ear' Sponsors:
AnchorBank, FSB
Becker Boiler
Bradley Farms, Inc.
Brooks Tractor Inc.
Del Monte Foods
First Choice Dental Group
Green Valley Disposal
Hebl, Hebl, & Ripp
Miller Beer
NBC 15 - Coverage You Can Count On
Pepsi-Cola
Sign 1-1
Summit Credit Union
Sun Prairie Tourism Commission
US Bank
Walmart

'Silver Kernel' Sponsors:
Hanley Company
Heartland Credit Union
Homestead Cheese
Stark Automotive
Trachte Building Systems

Sprout Sponsors:
Affordable 35 mm Slide Scanning
AMS
Amerihost Inn
Associated Bank
Bank of Sun Prairie
Eustice, Laffey, Sebranek & Auby
Razorback Farms, Inc
Roger's Paint 'n Paper
State Farm - Geoff Wilkins Agency
Sun Prairie Civic Theatre
Token Creek Veterinary Clinic
Veridian Homes