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Buttery Goodness at Sweet Corn Days in Elkader!
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Buttery Goodness at Sweet Corn Days in Elkader!

Summertime in Iowa and sweet corn go hand-in-hand. Are you for some buttery goodness this July? Come to Sweet Corn Days 2018 in Elkader, Iowa, happening July 26th through 29th.

We have some pack-filled days of summer fun for the whole family. Here's what's happening each day. 

Thursday, July 26th:

  • Ice Cream Social: The Sweet Corn Days celebration will kick off with an ice cream social at St. Joseph's Parish Center from 5-7 pm. Head on over for a pulled pork or turkey sandwich and coleslaw, potato salad, milk, lemonade, and ice cream of course. You can also watch the judging of the Sweet Corn Days Royalty at the social. 
  • Friends of the Library Book Sale: The Friends of the Libray Book Sale starts Thursday and ends Saturday at the Elkader Library.

Friday, July 27:

  • The Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament: Get ready for a shotgun start at the Elkader Golf and Country Club at 8 am. The tournament is expected to end at 1:30 pm.
  • Founders Park Family Fun: Founders Park Family Fun is happening from 6-9 pm, along with the crowning of Sweet Corn Royalty. Multiple local and specialty food vendors will be available. Families can enjoy rides and games, zip line, a dunk tank, human foosball, gladiator jousting, inflatable dodgeball, train rides, face painting, and inflatable toddler zone.
  • Beer Garden: From 6-11 pm, adults can partake in the beer garden with live music by Lonesome Road. At dusk, the sky will light up with a fireworks display over the Turkey River.

Saturday, July 28:

  • Shed Your Thread Run/Walk, 5K and 10K: Registration starts at 7 am at Freedom Banks gravel parking lot. 
  • Quilts of Valor Awards: The Quilts of Valor Awards start at 10 am in the banks' community room. 
  • Bend and Booze: Founders Park will have FREE Bend and Booze at 10 am for one hour of beginner’s yoga followed by your pick of adult beverage (mimosa, bloody mary, or spiked coffee). All ages are welcome! Just bring your yoga mat.
  • Softball Tournament: This year's software tournament will be held at Elkader City Park, with a start time of 10 am. There will be a team entry fee, double elimination, cash payback, and finals held on Sunday.
  • Donut Hole Eating Content: Pedretti’s Bakery will have a donut hole eating contest at 10 am.
  • Hoefer Family Kiddie Tractor Pull: A sanctioned Iowa State Pedal Pull will be on North Main Street at 11 am.
  • Sweet Corn Days Parade: The parade will start at 2 pm along Main Street.
  • Brush Creek Canyon Car Cruise: The cruise lines up on South Main Street at 3:30 pm.
  • Bean Bag Tournament: Talk about more family fun! The Bean Bag Tournament starts at 3:30 pm.
  • Free Sweet Corn: What would Sweet Corn Days be without a free corn-on-the-cob? At 4:00 pm, you can come enjoy delicious sweet corn dipped in butter. 
  • Beer Garden: The Cornstock 2018 starts with the opening of the beer garden at 8 pm. Live music by Vice Box will start at 9 pm.
  • Whistlin' Bit Saddle Club: Come be part of or just watch the Whistlin’ Bit Saddle Club Fun Show at 10:30 am.

Wow! Sweet Corn Days in Elkader, Iowa, is the place to be this July! We can't wait to see you there.

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