Sweet Corn Days – Estherville, Iowa

sweetcorndays2.jpgSweet Corn Days – Estherville, Iowa An annual event with parade, free sweet corn, children’s fishing contest and much more! Held the first weekend in August

The fishing contest starts the event off and is for children 14 and under. The requirement is they must have a parent (or adult supervision), bring their own equipment and MUST USE SWEET CORN FOR BAIT, IT WILL BE PROVIDED!

The scheudle for the event for 2007 follows but the activities will probably be the same every year. This is something for the whole family.

FAMILY PICNIC
5:30 PM, North 7th Street
Dinner is served! Enjoy a great picnic fare including hamburger or hot dog, chips and a cookie, while participating in the events of the evening. Only $5/person.

SWEET CORN & SWEET CARS CRUISE NIGHT
6 PM to 10 PM
Cruise your classic car on Central Avenue, and take a rest and park on North 6th Street. Or, come to watch and listen to classics from the 50’s and 60’s.

LITTLE MISS & MISTER SWEET CORN
6:00 PM, Library Square Stage
Enter your 5 to 8 year old boys and girls in this contest, or come watch the first
Little Miss and Mister be crowned!

SWEET CORN RECIPE COOK-OFF
6:30 PM, North 7th Street
Come watch area chefs serve up their corn recipes to judges! Someone will be
awarded best in show and receive $100! Pay $1 and receive a taster’s cup!
Or, take part in the action yourself– register at the Chamber Office!

KID’S GAMES
6:30 PM, Library Square
Children ages 3 through 12 will be entertained with 3 legged races, hula hoop contests, balloon toss, and more! A dunk tank with local celebrities will also be featured!

FIREWORKS
After Dark
View the spectacular fireworks from downtown Estherville!

OUTDOOR CINEMA
After Dark, Court House Square Area

SATURDAY
RUN FOR THE COB 5K FUN RUN & WALK & 1 MILE FUN RUN
8:30 AM Start, Middle School
Pre-registration, or register on August 5th between 7:30 and 8:15 AM. Races begin at Estherville Middle School, and end in Library Square. Trophies will be awarded to overall male and female winners.

ART IN THE PARK– ART! CRAFTS! AND MORE!
10 to 4, Library Square
Dozens of artisans will present their crafts and handmade goods, as well as, vendor items! Come view all that they have to offer, and pick something up for yourself.

SWEET CORN DAYS PARADE
10:30 AM, Central Avenue
A kiddy parade will lead in to the main event–featuring the Shriners, marching bands, and many other floats. Prizes will be awarded for best individual float and best commercial float. Parade can be seen live on Channel 3! To register a parade entry, contact the Chamber at 362-3541.

FREE SWEET CORN!
NOON, North 7th Street
Come one, come all for free sweet corn! Don’t miss out; get some before we run out!

SWEET CARS SHOW
12 to 4, North 6th Street
Register at the corner of 1st Avenue & 6th Street from 10 AM to 12 PM. Trophies awarded at 3 PM. For more information contact Leo Domek at 712-362-2044.

DUNK TANK
12 to 4, 1st Avenue North
Come dunk local celebrities!

INFLATABLE FUN
12 to 4, Courthouse Square
Enjoy the inflatable fun for kids of all ages. Buy your wristband for unlimited fun for only $15,
or pay individually $1 to $2 per ride. Hosted by Kiwanis.

FREE ENTERTAINMENT
12 to 5, Library Square
Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on, watch and listen to local entertainers sing,
dance, and entertain you!

DUCK DERBY ON THE DES MOINES RIVER
3:00 PM, West Fork of the Des Moines River
Get your ducks at the Chamber Office at 620 1st Avenue South or at the Chamber Tent in Library Square during Sweet Corn Days! Buy one duck for $3 or 2 ducks for $5. If your duck reaches the finish line on the Des Moines River first, you win $500 in Estherville North Star Bucks;
the first five runners up win $100 in Estherville North Star Bucks!

WATER FIGHTS
3:00 PM, North 7th Street
Fun way to cool off, battle others in water wars!
Sponsored by the Estherville Firemen’s Association.

FRISBEE GOLF TOURNAMENT
4:00 PM, Joe Hoye Park

YOUTH DANCE
9 PM to Midnight, Estherville Fire Hall
DJ Lyle Clarken will be bringing on all the latest music for teens ages 12 to 20! Admission only $4!

Adult Dance
9 PM to 1 AM, North 7th Street
Join us for a rockin good time! Admission is only $5!
Must be 21 to enter.

SUNDAY
GOLF TOURNAMENT
8 AM, Riverview Golf Course
4 Person Best Ball. For more information or to register call
712-362-3911.

CORN COB REGATTA
Registration at 12 PM, North Riverside Park
Launch your canoe or kayak from Tom & Jerry Bridge and see who gets to North Riverside first! Come and watch, or register by calling Bill Moreau at 362-3304 or the Chamber Office at 362-3541. Registration is only $25 and includes a Corn Cob Regatta T-Shirt!

Location: Estherville, Iowa 51334  

 

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