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2016 Sweet Corn Days to Pop Up Into Elkader
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2016 Sweet Corn Days to Pop Up Into Elkader

Elkader Sweet Corn Days will blossom into the streets of Elkader, IA in scenic Clayton County on July 21-24.

The weekend will be filled with fun events for all members of the family!

The festivities start at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 21 with the Friends of the Library Book Sale at the Elkader Library. The book sale will go all day until 8 p.m. The book sale will also be open on the 22nd and 23rd as well. Be sure to stop by and get some good reads!

Also on Thursday, the Miss Elkader, Little Miss Sweet Corn, and Little Mr. Cornhusker judging will occur at 5:00 p.m with the crowning of the royalty happening at 6:30! While the judging is happening, head over to St. Joseph’s Hall for an Ice Cream Social hosted by Main Street Elkader from 5:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m.

Friday, July 22, will tee off with the Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament with shotgun starting at 8:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Elkader Country Club. Family Fun Night will begin at 7:00 p.m. at Founders’ Park. Enjoy activities such as an obstacle course, gunny sack races, jousting, inflatables and many, many more family fun events! Live music by Pissin’ In The Wind will kick off at 8: p.m. with fireworks to follow at dusk!

Lace up your tennis shoes for the Softball Tournament at the Elkader City Park starting Saturday morning, July 23, with the finals happening on Sunday. Head down to Pedretti’s Bakery with empty stomachs to take part in the Donut Hole Eating Contest. Yum! Line the sidewalks on Main Street for the Sweet Corn Days Parade floating off at 1:30 p.m. After the parade ends, Family Fun Day starts at 2:30 back down at Founders’ State Park featuring craft and vendor show as well as carnival rides!

Get rejuvenated with some Free Sweet Corn sponsored by the Elkader Fire Department at 4:00 p.m. on Main Street. Naomi will be providing free music. There will be other entertainment happening on Main Street as well that you won’t want to miss!

The Brush Creek Canyon Car Cruise revs off at 6:00 p.m.

Cool off from the heat with a Midnight Swim at the Elkader City Pool starting at 9:00 p.m.

Cornstock 2016 with Live Music/Beer Garden starts rockin’ at 9:00 p.m. with music provided by Challenger.

Sleep in on Sunday, July 24 and then head down to the Elkader City Park at 10:30 a.m. for the Whistlin’ Bit Saddle Club Fun Show.

For more information and a full list of events and times, head to the Elkader Sweet Corn Days' website or contact the Elkader Area Chamber of Commerce at 563-245-2857. Also, be sure to like them on Facebook for more updates and pictures of the fun.

Mark your calendars for this sweet event and come out and enjoy the beautiful, historic town of Elkader, IA along the Turkey River in Clayton County.

Written by Amy Bonvillain; Photo Credit to Elkader Sweet Corn Days

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