DeKalb’s Corn Fest

Events > 2017 > August > DeKalb's Corn Fest

About this event:

Created by Grace Mott

Lincoln Hwy & S 2nd St & N 2nd St, DeKalb, IL 60115, USA

Corn Fest Celebrates 40 Years of Music, Food, and Fun

Celebrating its 40th year, Corn Fest will once again signal the end of summer in DeKalb. The City of DeKalb is excited to sponsor this year’s festivities, which will take place on August 25, 26, and 27 in downtown DeKalb. Corn Fest is proud to be one of the last remaining free summer music festivals in Illinois. This year’s musical acts include 7th Heaven, Uncle Kracker, Hi Infidelity, and Thompson Square. Admission to the fest is free. There is a $5 per day fee for admission to the sound stage area.

In addition to great music, festival goers can enjoy great food and fun for the whole family. Activities include the always popular Corn Fest Car Show and Chuck Siebrasse Corn Boil on Saturday and three days of fun at the Corn Fest Carnival. Craft Fest will also return this year featuring vendors selling family-friendly merchandise throughout the three-day festival. Local performers will entertain crowds on the Community Stage. Those looking for a little friendly competition should sign up for the bags tournament that takes place Saturday afternoon.

For the safety and enjoyment of everyone, all backpacks, knapsacks, and tote bags will be subject to search upon entering the festival grounds. The following are a few items that are prohibited at Corn Fest: outside alcoholic beverages, coolers, glass bottles, pets, grills, bicycles, skateboards, and firearms.

For additional information on schedules, parking, and public transportation, please visit the Corn Fest website or call 815-748-2676.

Downtown DeKalb, Lincoln Highway between First and Fourth Streets

Friday, August 25th: 3 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday, August 26th: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday, August 27th: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.