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 67th annual Cokato Corn Carnival will take place Aug. 8-10, 2016.
There will be a kiddie parade beginning at 6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 8, followed immediately by the main parade.
In 2015, several thousand ears of buttery, salty corn-on-the-cob were served in Peterson Park, located in downtown Cokato. The best part – the corn is free 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 awards will be given to all who enter.
• Main parade.
• Food stands, carnival rides and Midway.
• Entertainment in Peterson Park; musical group Tonic Sol-Fa, Wednesday evening.
• Library book sale.
• Annual Miss Cokato coronation, main stage, Tuesday evening.