Make sure you add the Sweet Corn Festival in Mendota, Illinois to your "must-do" list of things to check out this summer.

Corn Is One Of My Favorite Illinois Foods

Illinois is home to a lot of different tasty foods, but corn is one of my favorites. It's such a great summer dish. The best way is still on the cob.

Many years ago, my old roommate and I even tried hosting our very own corn boil. Unfortunately, it didn't go over very well. We made way too much and failed to have other food choices but the corn was delicious.

Illinois' Sweet Corn Festival Is Back For 2022

This is a big year for the Mendota Sweet Corn Festival because it's celebrating its 75th anniversary.

According to sweetcornfestival.com,

Tons of free, hot, buttered, delicious sweet corn will be the highlight of the 75th annual Sweet Corn Festival to be held in Mendota, Illinois on August 11-14, 2022.

The Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the gigantic undertaking of hosting over 60,000 visitors, who consume over 50 tons of sweet corn during the festival weekend.

Don't miss the excitement for the festival offers a variety of entertainment events for the entire family.

There will be plenty to do including...

Live Music

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Entertainment

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Craft Fair

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Flea Market

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Parade

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Beer Garden

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Carnival Rides

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Food Booths

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50/50 Raffle

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The festival is held in downtown Mendota from August 11th through the 14th. For more info, HERE.

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