Sugar Grove Corn Boil set July 25-27
SUGAR GROVE—Admission is free to the 2014 Sugar Grove Corn Boil, which will open on Friday, July 25, at 4 p.m. The volunteer community event is family friendly and offers entertainment that will appeal to everyone. In addition to the Wilson Family Show carnival, craft fair, Bingo and children’s games, the Corn Boil offers three days of top notch bands, fine food, and fireworks on Saturday night. New this year, the carnival will be open on Thursday, July 24, from 5 to 10 p.m.
The Sugar Grove Corn Boil is located in Volunteer Park, west of Route 47 and just off Main Street in downtown Sugar Grove, behind the Kaneland John Shields Elementary School.
Plenty of free parking is available on marked streets in the community, and a free shuttle will run during the day from the Sugar Grove Village Hall and Sugar Grove Public Library parking areas to a park entrance. For the Corn Boil schedule and/or directions on how to get to the Corn Boil, visit www.sugargrovecornboil.org.
Presale wristbands at $20, to be redeemed for unlimited carnival rides, are on sale at American Heartland Bank and Trust, Castle Bank and Old Second National Bank in Sugar Grove while supplies last. Sales end at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 24. Limited quantities are available.
Unlimited wristbands will also be available at the carnival ticket booth for $25 during normal carnival hours. Each wristband will be good for the day for which it is purchased. Wristbands will not be replaced, exchanged or refunded. All sales are final. Unlimited ride times are Thursday, July 24, 5 to 10 p.m.; Friday, July 25, 5 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, July 26, noon to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, July 27, noon to 5 p.m. However, carnival hours are Friday, 5 to 11 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Corn, hot dogs and ice cold water can be purchased at the Prairie Building. However, many vendors, offering a variety of foods, are also available on the food court.
Beer sales are located and must remain in the area reserved for music enthusiasts. On Friday, July 25, the Duke Band will perform at 6 p.m., followed by Red Woody at 7:30 p.m. and Libido Funk Circus at 9:30 p.m. On Saturday, July 26, Generations will perform at 3:30 p.m., followed by Humphrey & McKeown at 5 p.m., Rockstar Rodeo at 6:30 p.m. and Lounge Puppets at 8:30 p.m. On Sunday, July 27, 4th Point will perform at 1:30 p.m., followed by Citizen Way at 3 p.m. and Mikeschair at 4 p.m.
The Sugar Grove Corn Boil Crafters & Business Expo offers unique crafts and gifts, as well as information about local businesses.
Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Saturday.
The Corn Boil is a 501(c)(3) organization and the exclusive corn vendor at Sugar Grove Corn Boil. The proceeds from sweet corn sales help to meet Corn Boil expenses, are reinvested to planning the next year’s Corn Boil and are distributed among several local organizations assisting in the preparation and sale of the food and clean up.
The Corn Boil is still accepting sponsorships and donations for fireworks. The amount is tax deductible, and no amount is too small. All donations are appreciated. For more information, visit www.sugargrovecornboil.org and click on sponsorships.