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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.
  • 3:30 p.m. – KRWC Road Show, next to the main stage immediately following the drawings.
  • 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
  • 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 by the Holy Rocka Rollaz.
  • 10:00 p.m. – Drawing for the 2017 Ford Focus. For ticket information, contact Darlene Larson, 320-286-5312.
  • 10:00 p.m. – Cash Prize Drawing: $1000, $1500, $2500; (seven $100 alternate prizes also awarded)

The 2017 poster is also available in pdf version, or jpg version. (Please note that the KRWC Road show has been rescheduled from Wednesday to Tuesday, immediately following the Children’s Prize drawing.)

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