2016 Chatham Sweetcorn Festival

chatham sweet corn guyCome out and join us for the 43rd annual Chatham Sweetcorn Festival!


8:00 am: 18th Annual Tour De Corn sponsored by Wheel Fast Bicycle Co. [more details]

FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016

We get the party started at 5pm so come out and see us!


  • 5:00 pm: 3v3 Soccer Tournament [more details]
  • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Miss Sweet Corn Pageant
  • 6:30 pm: MAIN STAGE: Deep Hollow
  • 8:45 pm: MAIN STAGE: Lick Creek
  • Midnight: Festival Closed


  • 8:00 am: Ticket, water, soda sales begin
  • 9:00 am: Zumba by Sweat60!
  • 9:00 am: 3v3 Soccer Tournament [more details]
  • 10:00 am: Food Service opens
  • 10:15 am: Jan’s Dance Studio
  • 11:00 am: Millburg’s TaeKwonDo Presentation
  • 11:30 am: Bags Registration [Pre-Register]
  • 12:00 – 5:30 pm: MAIN STAGE: Central Illinois Blues Club
    (The William Marsala Band, Robert Sampson Band, The MojoCats)
  • 12:30 pm: Bags Tournament
  • 12:00 pm: Trivia takes place between blues bands
  • 1:00 pm: Highland Games [Registration]
  • 2:00 pm: Illinois Championship Cow Chip Throw
  • 6:00 – 7:30 pm:  MAIN STAGE: Kapital Sound
  • 8:30 – 11:45 pm:  MAIN STAGE: X-Krush
  • Midnight: Festival Closed

Parking and Traffic
We kindly ask for a $3 donation for parking upon entrance. Also, the entire park is one-way traffic starting on Main Street and exiting northbound on Park Street. Thanks!

Food Items

  • Sweet Corn
  • Grilled Corn (in shuck)
  • Brats
  • Hot Dogs
  • Hamburgers
  • Pork Burgers
  • BBQ Pork
  • Pork Chops
  • Chicken Breasts
  • Ribeyes

Sweetcorn Fest Chairmen

  • BJ Davis
  • Stephen Iocca
  • Jeremy Peck

Vendor Chair

Sponsors Chair

Interested in helping and becoming a Jaycee? Come out to one of our meetings. We’d love to have you.

Presenting Sponsor:

Chick Fritz Distributing

Platinum Sponsors:


County Market

Illinois National Bank

INB Wealth Strategies

Marine Bank

United Community Bank

Gold Sponsors:

Bank of Springfield

Chuck Hunt, Financial Consultant

Jane Hay Sales and Staging

Silver Sponsors:

Bank & Trust Company

People's Bank & Trust

Renken Dentistry/Schön Dental

Spartan Sports Park

Win Lose or Draught

Bronze Sponsors:


Formea Insurance Group

Powerworks Fitness

In Kind Sponsors:
Action Powersports

E-Bolt Supply


Springfield Pepsi

Tour De Corn Host/Partner:

Wheel Fast Bicycle Co.

Want to help support the best summer festival in central Illinois? By sponsoring our Sweetcorn Festival, your business will get exposure to thousands of people across central Illinois over a two-day period.

If interested in becoming an event sponsor, please contact Chad Formea at 217-306-3585. For all other event questions, please refer to the Sweetcorn Festival Contacts list at the bottom of the page.