Elkader Sweet Corn Days

Elkader Sweet Corn Days

Saturday, Jul 24, 2021 at 7:20am to Monday, Aug 23, 2021 at 10:16am


Join us for a shuck’n good time in ELKADER, IOWA this July! Our committee is excited to bring Elkader a fun filled long weekend of activities, live music, smiles, and laughter. Join us as a festival goer, parade entry, a volunteer, a committee member, or a sponsor. Simply join us for SCD2021. WE ARE EXCITED and cannot wait to be soaking in the sun and celebrating Sweet Corn Days with you.


7:20am: Shed you Threads 5K/10K/Kids Run at Elkader City Pool parking lot

Shed Your Threads 5K/10K Walk/Run and Kids Fun Run 7:20am - Elkader City Pool parking lot- Registration 6:30 to 7:15am. 7:20am start of  1/4 mile fun run for ages 5 and under - 7:30 start for 5k/10k walk/run- Before July 17th $20 with t-shirt or $10 without t-shirt- After July 17th $25 with t-shirt or $15 without t-shirt- 10andunder are free with no t-shirt- Categories: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+- Registration Form

8:00am: Softball Tournament at Elkader City Park- Double elimination- $150 entry fee per team- Cash payback with 50% of profits going to support the Central Elkader Wrestling- 8am start on Saturday- 9am start on Sunday for finals- For more information and to register contact Joe at 563-880-5405

9:00am: FREE Bend and Booze at Founders’ Park- Registration at 8:30am- One hour of beginner’s yoga followed by your pick of a Mimosa, Screwdriver, or Bloody Mary- All ages welcome for yoga- Please bring your own yoga mat- Must be 21 or older to consume alcohol- Yoga guided by Natalia Blaskovich

9:30am: FREE Donut Hole Eating Contest at Pedretti’s Bakery
Pedretti’s Bakery- Pre-register at Pedretti’s Bakery or call 563-245-1280 prior to July 23rd at 6pm- 2 minutes to eat as many donut holes as possible- children and adults welcome - Hosted and ran 100% by Pedretti’s Bakery

9:30am - 12:00pm: Friends of the Library Book Sale at Elkader Public Library

10am – 1am: Food Vendors at Founders’ Park- Multiple local and specialty vendors

10am – 1am: Beer Tent at Founders’ Park- Beer Menu 2021

11:00am: Quilts of Valor at Elkader City Park shelter house next to the pool- Presented by The Veterans Stitchers

11:00am: FREE Kiddie Tractor Pull at Founders’ Park - Registration at 10:30- Ages 4 – 11- Sanctioned by the Iowa State Pedal Pull Association

11:00am: Bean Bag Tournament at S Main St next to Founders’ Park- Registration at 10:30am
Double elimination- $20 registration fee per team- Cash payback- Held at Founders Park- Event will be ran by Mcgregor Fun Bags- Cold beer will be available at the beer tent

11:00am - 6:00pm: Carnival at Founders’ Park- $10 Weekend wristband for unlimited rides and games OR individual $1 tickets includes Rock Wall, Twirling Teacups, Bounce Houses, Monster Truck Obstacle Course, Train Obstacle Course, Dodgeball Arena, Jousting, Train Rides - Dunk Tank is $1 for 3 balls- Henna by Jenna for a fee- FREE Corn Sandbox- FREE Face Painting- FREE  Balloons By Mike- Closed during parade

2:00pm: Sweet Corn Days Parade at Main St - 1:30pm Line up at the intersection of Davis St and N 1st St where volunteer firefighters will direct you- Registration not required- Regulations for Parade Entries

3:00pm - 6:00pm: Brush Creek Canyon Cruisers FREE CAR, TRUCK, and JEEP Show and Shine at S Main St- Registration at 2pm in FreedomBank parking lot off of South Main Street- Trophy winners announced around 5:30pm in Founders’ Park Pavilion- Event co-hosted by Brush Creek Canyon Cruisers and Elkader Sweet Corn Days- Driving Map to Show and Shine

- 1st Place and Runner-up trophies for the following classes: (Ballot judging by participants): Street Rod, Muscle Car, Pony Car, Corvette, Jeep, 1997 to present, Stock ‘73 to ‘96, Stock ‘72 and older, Modified ‘73 to ‘96, Modified ‘72 and older
- 1st Place trophies for the following classes: (Popular choice judging open to the spectators): Best of Show, Best Ford, Best Mopar, Best GM, Best Work in Progress, Best Paint, Best Farm Truck

3:00pm - 7:00pm: FREE Live Music by The Rush Cleveland Trio at Founders’ Park- This trio will give you a rush of blues, classic country and rockabilly with almost hypnotizing electronic guitar solos.

4:00pm: FREE Sweet Corn at Founders’ Park- Sponsored by the Elkader Fire Department- Did you know that all of the FREE sweet corn during Sweet Corn Days is purchased, husked, cleaned, cooked, buttered, and served by the Elkader Fire Department? Check out this short video that Iowa Public Television created Click here.- Help fill the boot by donating- Also serving chicken halves for a fee

8pm – 11pm: Moonlight Swim at Elkader City Pool - $4 Entry Fee- All ages welcome

8:00pm - 1:00am: Cornstock 2021 gates open at 8pm - Must be 19 or older-  $5 entry fee from 8pm to 9pm- $10 entry fee after 9pm- Beer Menu 2021

Live Music by Boot Jack Band 9pm – 1am- Founders’ Park- Kick up your boots and have a good time! This country rock band hailing from Cedar Rapids thrives on good vibes. They work hard to keep the crowd energized and will keep you tapping your boots and singing along to their covers of Luke Combs, George Strait, Jon Pardi, Shania Twain, Journey, Joe Diffie, Dierks Bentley, Little Big Town, Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Jodi Messina, Johnny Cash, and Rascal Flatts.

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