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2017 Car Raffle Tickets Available NOW!

The 2017 raffle will be for a 2017 Ford Mustang OR $15,000 Cash. Tickets are $2 and are available now. Drive over to the car raffle page to learn more.

Corn Husking - Save the Date!

Join us on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 9am to help husk and clean 25,000 ears of corn. No need to RSVP or call ahead. With plenty of work to do, just show up and jump in.

2017 General Festival Hours

  • Friday, August 11 from 5-11:30pm
  • Saturday, August 12 from 11am-11:30pm
  • Sunday, August 13 from NOON-6pm

There will be an admission charge in 2017

The St. Jude Sweet Corn Festival will charge $3 daily admission in 2017. There will be no charge for pre-registered volunteers, children 10 & under, and seniors 60 years and older. All bags brought onto the grounds will be subject to a bag check.

Parking Information

Shuttles will run continuously out of the old K-Mart West Parking Lot. The business at that location is now MidAmerican Aerospace. The parking lot is located behind the El Rancho Restaurant at the intersection of Williams Boulevard SW and 16th Avenue SW. They may run later if necessary to get patrons back to their vehicles. Shuttle hours are as follows:
  • Friday: 5pm-10:30pm
  • Saturday: 11am-10:30pm
  • Sunday: Noon-6pm
Handicap parking is available off 1st Ave.

Important Security Details - New This Year

Sweet Corn Festival Fun Facts

  • Over 25,000 ears of corn are bought locally for the festival.
  • That corn used to be cooked in area homes in roasters! Yikes!