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Held the second Saturday in August, the Adel Partners Chamber is proud to present the annual Adel Sweet Corn Festival! Welcoming thousands of visitors each year, the festival offers fun for the whole family and … free sweet corn!

Sweet Corn Festival

2024 Sweet Corn Festival

The 45th annual Sweet Corn Festival will be  held on Saturday, August 10, 2024.

Stay up to date with the latest information on our Adel Sweet Corn Festival Facebook page.



Friday Aug 9, 2024 starting at 4:30pm husking of the corn begins.  Join us at the southside of the police/fire department station.  Drinks are provided compliments of Culligan Water and Corner Tap.



Fun & Games

The Sweet Corn Festival offers fun for the whole family. While most activities take place around our courthouse square, more fun can be found at the Dallas County Fairgrounds. You can enjoy the:

Sweet Corn Festival 5K

Sweet Corn Festival 5k

The Race starts at 7:30 with award ceremony at 8:30.  Taking place along the scenic brick streets of Adel, join us for a beautiful run (or walk) through our wonderful town. Then stick around to enjoy the fun and festivities of the Sweet Corn Festival.

The 2023 5K proceeds will benefit the Adel Partners Chamber trail committee for future projects and trail improvements. Especially the plaza area at RRVT and Hwy 169.   The race will begin at 8 a.m.  Awards are offered by age group.

Registration for Race or Volunteer will be open in May, 2023

On-site registration will take place August 12 prior to starting time.

Strollers and wheelchairs are permitted on the course, dogs are allowed for medical reasons only.

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View the Adel Sweet Corn Festival 5K course.

The generosity of more than 65 volunteers make this run possible each year. Consider being a volunteer for this race.

Get the latest updates and information by following our Adel Sweet Corn Festival 5K page on Facebook.


Sweet Corn Festival Parade

Join us for Dallas County’s largest parade! Beginning annually at 9:30 a.m., you and your family can enjoy floats, entertainment, candy and goodies from many local businesses, clubs and more.

See the parade route and arrive early to save your spot.

Want to participate? Early registration is not required. Please plan to arrive and lineup at the brickyard in Adel at 8:30 a.m.  Enter to secure your spot in line at Greene and 18th Streets.

Free Entertainment and Street Party

Each year, the Sweet Corn Festival offers a variety of entertainment fit for the whole family. Free concerts are held throughout the day at the Raccoon Valley Bank Stage and Pavilion just off the Adel square. You can also catch many local acts and talents, including dance studio performances and local musical acts, performing along the south side of the courthouse following the parade.

A street party is held to conclude the festival beginning at 6 p.m. and ending at midnight.  Open to all ages, the street party offers live music and entertainment. For those over the age of 21, drink tickets can be purchased. Drinks must be consumed within the designated street party area.

Sweet Corn Vendors

Each year, the Sweet Corn Festival offers dozens of arts, crafts and informational booths around the Adel courthouse square. Here you can find all kinds of handcrafted items, toys and more. You can also grab a bite to eat or enjoy a cold treat from one of our many food and beverage vendors.

Interested in becoming a vendor? Send us an email to be included in the 2024 vendor registration.

Bags Tournament

Held for nearly a decade, the annual Bags Tournament begins at 11:30 a.m. at the former middle school location, 215 N. 11th Street. A fundraiser for the St. John’s Knights of Columbus, there is a $30 entry fee with prizes awarded for first, second and third place. Registration can occur in person prior to the starting time. Early registration can be completed through emailing

Sweet Corn Princess Pageant

Held the Friday evening prior to the Sweet Corn Festival, the Sweet Corn Princess pageant offers girls in second, third and fourth grades the opportunity to be crowned Sweet Corn Princess and a ride in the parade.


Sweet Corn Car Show

The Red Line Warriors Car Club is the presenting sponsor of the car show.  More Details soon

Thank You, Sponsors

Thank you to the many sponsors and volunteers who make this possible.

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