Cokato Corn Carnival

Cokato Corn Carnival 2018

Every year in 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 69th annual Cokato Corn Carnival will take place Aug. 13-15, 2018.

There will be a kiddie parade beginning at 6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 13, 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 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. The best part – the corn is free on Tuesday and Wednesday. Corn is not served Monday evening.

Those who purchase a button are entered into a cash drawing.

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

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
  • Entertainment in Peterson Park; musical group Holy Rocka Rollaz
  • Friends of Cokato Area Library book sale
  • Annual Miss Cokato coronation, main stage, Tuesday evening