2015 Chatham Sweetcorn Festival

chatham sweet corn guyCome out and join us for the 42nd annual Chatham Sweetcorn Festival!


8:00 am: 17th Annual Tour De Corn Metric Century Ride sponsored by Wheel Fast Bicycle Co. [more details]

FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2015

We get the party started at 4pm so come out and see us!


  • 5:00 pm: 3v3 Soccer Tournament [more details]
  • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Miss Sweet Corn Pageant
    Registration is open for the Chatham Jaycees 2015 Miss and Little Miss Chatham Jaycees Sweetcorn Festival Pageant. The pageant is open to 2015-2016 Glenwood students, grades K-3rd for the Little Miss and 10-12th for the Miss.All paperwork is due by July 3, 2015 and the pageant will be held on Friday, July 17.For questions or more information please contact Shelley Lynch at 217-483-2109 or Ashley Mackey at alynch1688@gmail.com
  • 6:00 – 7:30 pm: MAIN STAGE: Whiskey Picts
  • 8:30 – 11:45 pm: MAIN STAGE: Shenanigans


  • Illinois Championship Cow Chip Throw
  • 11:30 am – 1:10 pm:  MAIN STAGE: Dan Rivero Trio, featuring Wayne Carter
  • 1:40 – 3:20 pm:  MAIN STAGE: David Lumsden Band
  • 3:50 – 5:30 pm:  MAIN STAGE: Blues Expressions
  • 1:00 – 6:00 pm: Highland Games by Ancient Athletics
  • 2:00 – 5:00 pm Wine Tasting by Illinois Cellar Wines
    Varieties: Velvet Red, Velvet White, Blueberry, and Norton
    Cost is $1 per sample, full glasses 4 tickets!
  • 3:00 pm: Cornhole Tournament
    Two-person teams with only 50 teams allowed. Each registered team will receive 20 tickets for food and drinks
    Single-elimination with medals for 1st, 2nd, 3rd
    1st place also receives an additional 20 tickets
    $20 early online reg [click here]; $30 day of event starting at 2pm
  • Pub Trivia In The Park
  • 5:15 pm: Whiskey Tasting at the Pirate Bar
    Cost is $5
  • 6:00 – 7:30 pm:  MAIN STAGE: New City Road
  • 8:30 – 11:45 pm:  MAIN STAGE: Brushville

We kindly ask for a $3 donation for parking upon entrance.

Sweetcorn Festival Contacts

Festival Chairmen – general questions

Vendor Chairman – all vendor questions

Sponsor Chair – for anyone interested in being a sponsor

Presenting Sponsor:
Chick Fritz Distributing

Platinum Sponsors:
County Market
INB and INB Wealth Strategies
Marine Bank
Modern Woodmen Financial – Meredith S. Ferguson, FIC, CFIM
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
Win, Lose, or Draught

Bronze Sponsors:
Chatham Tap Room
Formea Insurance Group
Powerworks Fitness
Sangamon Prairie Reception Center

In Kind Sponsors:
Action Powersports
Springfield Pepsi

Tour De Corn Host/Partner:
Wheel Fast Bicycle Co.

Soccer Tournament:
Integrity / 3v3 Live

Highland Games:
Spartan Sports Park

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.