Cokato Corn Carnival

People from all over love to flock to Cokato’s Corn Carnival for the food and the fun.

Updated August 2021

Have a sweet time at the Cokato Corn Carnival

Every year during the second week of August, thousands of people gather for what feels like a traditional carnival of the past, enjoying all that the Cokato Corn Carnival has to offer.

Included in the three-day event are two days of endless sweet corn. The 72nd annual Cokato Corn Carnival will take place Monday through Wednesday, Aug. 9-11.

There will be a kiddie parade beginning at 6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 9, followed immediately by the main parade.

Several thousand ears of buttery, salty corn-on-the-cob will be served in Peterson Park from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. The best part – the corn is free. Corn is not served Monday evening.

Those who purchase the yearly Cokato Corn Carnival button are entered into a cash drawing.

Other highlights include the Miss Cokato coronation, corn bingo, Midway rides, and plenty of food vendors.

The events taking place this year include:

• Kiddie parade – participation treat will be given to all who enter.

• Main parade.

• Food stands, carnival rides and Midway by Stipe Shows.

• Annual Miss Cokato coronation, main stage, Tuesday evening.

• Entertainment in the Park featuring Mid Minnesota Concert Band, and Looney Lutherans, Wednesday evening.

• Friends of Cokato Area Library book sale.

• Cokato Museum is open extended hours.