Sweet Corn Blues Festival
Over 50,000 ears of fresh sweet corn, sidewalk sales, arts, crafts, and flea market vendors await you on the streets of Uptown! Come out and enjoy the fun, food and some of the best blues music around. The festival is held over two days in late August and is a great way to welcome back the students at Illinois State University.
Sweet Corn Blues Festival 2018 will take place Saturday, August 25 from 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, August 26 from 11 am to 4 pm on North St. from Fell to the Circle and E. Beaufort St. from the Circle to Linden St. We’ll keep the celebration going until we run out of corn!
Interested in becoming a vendor? Vendor application coming soon! Vendors MUST have a product to sell to be considered for a standard booth.
Due to high demand and a lack of space we will be limited to 8 nonprofit booths in 2018. These booths will be granted via a lottery system. Nonprofits must have their applications submitted by July 24, 2018 to be considered. Vendors granted a space will be notified via email that week if they have been awarded a space.
Sponsorship booths are available for vendors offering services or quotes. Contact [email protected] for details.
Rules and details about Sunday’s Sweet Corn Eating Contest available here . Register the weekend of the festival at the Uptown Normal booth.
Uncooked corn can be purchased by the dozen at the drive up area located just south of the corner of College Ave. and Broadway Ave. Cost is $4/doz.
Entertainment Schedule COMING SOON!