Since 1950, the Cokato Corn Carnival has provided fun and entertainment for the entire family. During that time we have given away hundreds of tons of delicious, free, buttered corn on the cob. The Cokato Corn Carnival committee would like to welcome you to come and enjoy!
The Cokato Corn Carnival is a very family friendly event. All activities take place in Peterson Park in the center of Cokato. Admission, parking and entertainment are all free! There are rides and games, including corn bingo, and many concessions available in the park. Stipe Shows has been providing the rides and midway for over 30 years!
Free corn-on-the-cob is served on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon from 4-9. Besides the parade Monday night, additional entertainment takes place on stage Tuesday and Wednesday evening. (Please see the list of events for more information.) Peterson Park has grass terraces where you can sit and watch the entertainment! Feel free to bring along a blanket or lawn chair for your comfort.
Schedule of Events:
10:00AM-9:00PM: Cokato Museum & Akerlund Studio open.
Noon(weather permitting): Stipe Shows rides and midway open.
Noon-3:00PM: Registration for children’s prize drawing (14 and younger), south end of bingo stand. Must be present to win.
2:00-7:00PM: Friends of the Cokato Library, Annual Book Sale
3:15PM: Children’s prize drawing, main stage. Must be present to win.
4:00-9:00PM: Serving free corn-on-the-cob. (Donated by Faribault Foods).
7:00PM: Entertainment by Mid Minnesota Concert Band, near the main stage.
8:00PM: Entertainment on main stage by the Holy Rocka Rollaz.
10:00PM: Drawing for the 2018 Chevrolet Cruz. For ticket information, click here.
10:00PM: Cash Prize Drawing: $1000, $1500, $2500; (seven $100 alternate prizes also awarded)