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68th Annual Cokato Corn Carnival

Schedule of Events

Please note that this schedule is tentative and subject to change.





Monday, August 7

  • 5:00 p.m.  to 9:00 p.m. – Cokato Museum & Akerlund Studio open.
  • 6:00 p.m. – Kiddie Parade – Participation awards will be given to all who enter.
  • 6:20 p.m. – Main parade, time approximate.
  • Evening – Food stands, carnival rides and Midway open. Bingo opens following conclusion of parade.  Please note that there is no corn-on-the-cob served Monday evening.

Tuesday, August 8

  • 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. – Cokato Museum & Akerlund Studio open.
  • Noon (weather permitting) – Rides and Midway open.
  • Noon to 3:00 p.m. – Registration for children’s drawing (14 and younger), south end of bingo stand.
  • 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. – Friends of the Cokato Library, Annual Book Sale
  • 3:15 p.m. – Children’s drawing, main stage. Must be present to win.
  • 4:00-9:00 p.m. – Serving free corn-on-the-cob. (Donated by Faribault Foods)
  • 8:00 p.m. – 70th Annual Miss Cokato Coronation.

Wednesday, August 9

  • 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. – Cokato Museum & Akerlund Studio open.
  • Noon (weather permitting) – Midway and carnival rides open.
  • Noon to 3:00 p.m. – Registration for children’s prize giveaway, south end of bingo stand.
  • 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. – Friends of the Cokato Library, Annual Book Sale
  • 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. – Children’s Dance Demonstration by Miss Wendy’s Dance Studio.
  • 3:15 p.m. – Children’s prize drawing, main stage. Must be present to win.
  • 4:00-9:00 p.m. – Serving free corn-on-the-cob. (Donated by Faribault Foods).
  • 7:00 p.m. – Entertainment by Mid Minnesota Concert Band, near the main stage.
  • 8:00 p.m. – Entertainment on main stage.
  • 10:00 p.m. – Drawing for the 2017 car. For ticket information, contact Darlene Larson, 320-286-5312.
  • 10:00 p.m. – Cash Prize Drawing: $1000, $1500, $2500; (seven $50 alternate prizes also awarded)

For more information and photos of the Carnival, join the Official Corn Carnival Facebook group.