Sun Prairie, WI
Sweet Corn Festival
Live Music
Food & Beer
Live Music | Food & Beer | Carnival
AUG 16-20

Sweet Corn Festival

Named one of the best food festivals in the Midwest, the Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival is always held the third full weekend in August. The featured food is 80 tons of Wisconsin grown sweet corn served with savory butter and sprinkled with salt to your liking. With FIVE days, we’re sure to offer something special just for you!

August 16 - 20, 2023


16 – 20 August 2023 Schedule to be Announced 

Steamed corn is only sold on SATURDAY and SUNDAY until supplies last!

Features times when corn will be available, along with vendor booths, family-friendly events, regional bands, and much more!
Disclaimer: ALL information is subject to change… return to this website frequently for additional information.

Day 1
16 Aug 2023
Day 2
17 Aug 2023
Day 3
18 Aug 2023
Day 4
19 Aug 2023
Day 5
20 Aug 2023

Parade & Block Party Presented By One Community Bank

Join us for a fun-filled evening at the Sweet Corn Festival Parade & Block Party presented by One Community Bank!  Music. Dancing. Food. Entertainment. Come celebrate the spirit of Sun...
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Live Music – The Dirty Birds!

Immediately after the parade: Live Music by The Dirty Birds! (Cannery Square)
The Dirty Birds Logo
The DirtyBirds

Special food and drinks after the parade!

Dining establishments will have special food and drinks after the parade! Shop downtown! (No steamed sweet corn until Saturday.)

Carnival Wristband Night

Carnival Wristband Night – $30 unlimited rides. (No steamed sweet corn until Saturday.)

Food Vendors and Beer Shelter

(Premium roasted corn only by beer tent. No large quantity.)

Carnival Wristband Night

Carnival Wristband Night – $30 unlimited rides

Q106 Live

Madison’s Country station Q106 will be live at Corn Fest. Along with on-air personalities, the Q106 Silverado, 17ft inflatable boot, concert ticket give-away and station swag just for visiting.

LIVE Music – Super Tuesday

Sponsored by Milwaukee Tool LIVE Music – Super Tuesday Now they’re bringing their drink-raising, dance-a-billy, funfest skills to the next level with a tour level fully synchronized lighting and video...
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SuperTuesday Group Members

Uncooked corn

Uncooked corn can be purchased (while supplies last) for $10 per grocery bag.

Cooked Sweet Corn Served

Cooked Sweet Corn Served Noon – 7 PM.

Corn Eating Contest

Ready to devour the competition? Registration starts at noon, and the competition begins at 2:30 PM. Corn Eating contest registration is at the upper-level Chamber Information Booth. Participants must sign...
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Food Vendors, Carnival, and Beer Shelter

Noon – 11:30p.m. Food vendors & Beer Shelter, Carnival closes at 10:00p.m.

Family Entertainment Stage

Melodyia Piano Academy: 12-2 pm – DJ: 2-3 pm –  Kicks Unlimited: 3-4 pm – Clarisse Tobia: 4-5 pm – Culture Convergence: Bringing Community Together: 5-7 pm

Melodiya Piano Academy

Melodiya’s performance features the talents of young aspiring pianists performing music for all tastes and levels.

Kick’s Unlimited

Kicks Unlimited students of all skill levels will be showing off their karate with a mix of traditional and modern martial arts style and weaponry.

Clarisse Tobia Music

Clarisse Tobia will be performing, with voice and piano, cover songs of popular music in her own style.

LIVE Music – Kings of Radio

Sponsored by Milwaukee Tool LIVE Music by Kings of Radio. Kings of Radio are an 80’s-To-Today Rock cover “show” band! Come dance, sing and make memories with your music loving...
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Kings of Radio performing on stage in front of crowd.
Kings of Radio

Uncooked corn

Uncooked corn can be purchased (while supplies last) for $10 per grocery bag.

Cooked Sweet Corn Served

Hot corn is served noon – 6:00p.m., while supplies last.

Broadcasting LIVE – La Movida

Broadcasting LIVE – La Movida plus multiple bands, dancing, & hot pepper eating contest. Throughout Sunday, beginning at Noon, they will have THREE bands and DJ Miranda. Of course, dancing,...
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La Movida

Family Entertainment Stage

Fusion Dance Academy: 12-1 pm – Limanya Drum & Dance: 1:15-1:45 pm – Sun Prairie Cheer: 2-3 pm – Prairie Strummers: 3-4 pm

Fusion Dance Academy

Fusion Dance Academy will have a variety of ages performing different styles of dance.

Limanya Drum & Dance

Limanya Drum and Dance Ensemble, under the direction of Mandjou Mara and Maya Kadakia, performs traditional music and dance from Guinea and Mali, West Africa.

Prairie Strummers

The Prairie Strummers are a community of local ukulele musicians who sing and strum to all your old favorites from folk songs to rock and roll.

Corn Fest Racing

Corn Fest Racing – featuring IRA Outlaw Sprint Series 410 Sprints & Badger Midgets. Gates open at 4:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies at 6:00 p.m. Check out more races with Angell...
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Stay for the weekend! Local hotels are offering special Corn Fest rates.



Hilton Garden Inn Room

Hilton Garden Inn

This year, you can simply ‘click’ for a great hotel rate at the Hilton! Or give us a call at +1 608-856-4500.
Quality Inn & Suites Room

Quality Inn & Suites

+1 608-834-9889
Super 8 Hotel Room

Super 8 by Wyndham

+1 608-837-8889

The 70th Annual Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival is a must attend event for the summer.


Angell Park – Sun Prairie, WI
200 Park St, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Angell Park is near the intersection of Highway 19 & Highway N (follow the signs) Onsite parking!  Paid parking onsite includes small admission fee.

Warning: If you park off-site, you will still be charged a small admission fee.


Sweet Corn Festival Major Beneficiaries

Entire Crop Sponsor

Main Stage Sponsor


Underwriter Sponsors

Corn Fest Block Party

Family Stage Sponsor


Volunteer T-Shirt Sponsor

Corn Tote Sponsor

Golden Ear Sponsors


 Silver Kernel Sponsors


 Sprout Sponsors


Culture Celebration Sponsors

Parade Sponsors


In-Kind Donation