In 2019, families enjoyed a variety of activities and events during the annual Cokato Corn Carnival, including a kiddie parade, main parade, Midway rides, free corn, and many vendors.
Updated June 2020
The 71st annual Cokato Corn Carnival, set for Monday, Aug 10 through Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, will not take place this year, due to COVID-19.
The car raffle will still take place, and tickets can be purchased from Cokato firefighters, or at Cokato City Hall. Check the City of Cokato website for updates.
Organizers will miss the crowds of people that gather in the park for this tradition.
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. Several thousand ears of buttery, salty corn-on-the-cob are normally served for free in Peterson Park Tuesday and Wednesday.
Festivities include a kiddie parade, followed immediately by the main parade.
Other highlights include the Miss Cokato coronation, corn bingo, Midway rides, and plenty of food vendors to choose from.
Those who purchase the annual Cokato Corn Festival button are entered into a cash drawing.