Fest Info

DeKalb, IL
Friday, Aug 26th
Saturday, Aug 27th
Sunday, Aug 28th

Festival Location

Downtown DeKalb on Lincoln Hwy. between 1st and 4th St. and Grove and Locust St. (see map)

Sound Stage

View the full Sound Stage Schedule.

Carnival Hours

  • Friday
    4pm – 11pm
    Wristband hours 4pm – 8:00pm
    $27.00 for wristband
  • Saturday
    11am – 11pm
    Wristband hours 11am – 4pm
    $27.00 for wristband
  • Sunday
    11am – 6pm
    Wristband hours 11am – 6pm
    $27.00 for wristband

$60.00 for Weekend Mega Pass
Good for all carnival hours all weekend long. Megapass will be available for purchase from Fri. at 4pm until Sat. at noon.

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Beer Garden

FAMILY FRIENDLY, children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent.

  • Friday
    5pm – 11pm
    $10 entry for all those over 12 years of age.
  • Saturday
    11am – 11pm
    $10 entry for all those over 12 years of age.
  • Sunday
    Noon – 6pm
    $10 entry for all those over 12 years of age.

No coolers, outside alcoholic beverages, motorized vehicles, skateboards, rollerblades, or pets allowed at the festival (except for service animals)

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Suggested Items To Bring

  • All backpacks, knapsacks, and tote bags will be subject to inspection on festival grounds.
  • Chairs: so you can enjoy the music in the sound stage area
  • Hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen: to protect you on hot, sunny days
  • Smartphone: to keep in touch with friends and download all Corn Fest information
  • Schedule of Events: this can be printed by clicking on the “Sound Stage” link or picked up at one of the Festival Information Booths
  • Soundstage ticket: Printout or on your phone
  • Comfortable pair of shoes: since you’ll probably do lots of walking throughout the day.
  • Comfortable clothes: dress appropriately for the weather
  • Binoculars: if you’re seated far away from the stage.
  • ATM Card: ATM machines are available on the Festival grounds
  • Small umbrella or rain hat: in case of showers.
  • Selfie stick: for great photos with friends

What NOT To Bring

The following items are prohibited at DeKalb Corn Fest:

  • Outside Alcoholic beverages
  • Coolers
  • Outside Beverages
  • Handbills or placing flyers on windshield
  • Motorized vehicles (except for motorized handicapped wheelchairs)
  • Skateboards
  • Roller blades
  • Glass bottles
  • Pets (except for service animals)
  • Grills
  • Open flames
  • Firearms
  • Knives
  • Any type of spiked object or weapon
  • Any chemical or aerosol product (pepper spray)
  • Bicycles

We ask you to respect Mother Nature and pick up your trash as you leave. Most of all please bring your family and friends and have fun, we truly have something for everyone.