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ST. JUDE SWEET
CORN FESTIVAL

 

AUG 9-11, 2024

Join us for the 49th Annual Sweet Corn Festival

 We are thrilled to have you be a part of our St. Jude tradition. Continue to watch our website, Facebook and Instagram pages for the most current festival information. 

 

If you have additional questions please contact the St. Jude Church office at 319-390-3520.

50 Edgewood Rd NW, Cedar Rapids

Celebrating Since 1976.  Thank you so much for your support!

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HOURS OF OPERATION

Come Visit

Fri: 5pm - 11pm

Sat: 11am - 11pm

Sun: 12pm - 6pm

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INFORMATION

2024 CAR/CASH RAFFLE TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

An old favorite is back with a new twist.  This year our Grand Prize will be your choice of 2024 Chevy Trailblazer or $20,000 cash.  Along with that you also have a chance of winning one of the 5-$1,000 prizes. Each ticket is just $10.  

Drawing will be held at 6pm on Aug 11, 2024.  Need not be present to win, must be 18 years of age and ticket must be purchased in Iowa.  Get your tickets today from any St Jude parishioner or watch for them being sold at local businesses throughout June and July.
 

CORN HUSKING - SAVE THE DATE

August 8, 2024 @ 9am

Join us on Thursday, August 8th at 9am on church grounds  to husk and clean 18,000 ears of corn. No need to RSVP or call ahead. With plenty of work to do, just show up and jump in.

ADMISSION CHARGE-2024

$5 daily admission fee for ages 11-59--see below on how to get FREE admission! 

10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

The St. Jude Sweet Corn Festival will charge $5 daily admission for those ranging in ages from 11-59. With a paid admission on Friday or Saturday (and still wearing your wristband) you will get a FREE  admission on Sunday. All bags brought onto the grounds will be subject to a bag check.  All preregistered volunteers will receive free admission.

Debit/Credit Cards Accepted (fees will apply)

FREE PARKING AND FREE SHUTTLES

Parking is available on church grounds off the Edgewood Rd entrance and 1st Ave entrance.

Handicap Parking and motorcycle parking are available off the 1st Ave entrance.

Shuttles will run continuously from the MidAmerican Aerospace parking lot. The parking lot is located at the intersection of Williams Boulevard SW and 16th Avenue SW. Shuttles may run later if necessary to get patrons back to their vehicles. Shuttle hours are as follows:

  • Friday: 5pm-10:30pm

  • Saturday: 12pm-10:30pm

  • Sunday: 12pm-6pm

IMPORTANT SECURITY DETAILS 

Safety and Security is our #1 Priority

Members of the Sweet Corn Festival committee have partnered with the Cedar Rapids Police Department to help provide a safe environment for our community event.

All Patrons/Bags Subject to Search

The following are not allowed:

  • No Backpacks

  • No Weapons

  • No Bikes

  • No Scooters

  • No Smoking

  • No Pets (Service Animals Allowed)

  • No Coolers

  • No Skateboards

  • 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult

ABOUT US

Making Life Fun

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Since the beginning in 1976, St. Jude Sweet Corn Festival has been a top family event in Cedar Rapids. We offer guests of all ages the chance to enjoy our many entertainment services in a safe and fun-filled environment. At St. Jude Sweet Corn Festival, your satisfaction is our ultimate priority, and our goal is to make sure that you have the best time on your visit. Stop by and see what we have to offer.

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