The Fabulous Sugar Grove Corn Boil Rides Into Town July 28!

The Fabulous Sugar Grove Corn Boil Rides Into Town July 28!

The Sugar Grove Corn Boil begins unofficially at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 28, 2016, with carnival rides and food by Genoa Pizza & Italian Concession.

The official kick off is 5 p.m. Friday, July 29 at with opening ceremonies and the Corn Boil parade, featuring Special Olympiads of the Fox Valley.

Located west of IL Route 47, just off Main Street behind the Kaneland John Shields Elementary School, the Corn Boil offers free admission, parking, shuttle service and topnotch bands.

From the Wilson Family Show carnival to the craft fair, bingo and children’s games, the Corn Boil offers three-plus days of fine food and fireworks.

Sugar Grove Corn BoilFor people who love the midway, organizers say Thursday is the best time to grab a wristband for unlimited carnival rides and take advantage of shorter lines and more frequent rides. Friday is classic rock night with headliner Liverpool Legends, Saturday is country night with Cadillac Grove, and Sunday is oldies day, featuring The Names.

The Corn Boil is a not-for-profit organization — an all-volunteer community group existing for the purpose of planning, organizing and presenting this annual summer festival that promotes a sense of community and provides local service organizations a fund-raising opportunity.

Pre-sale carnival wristbands entitling the wearer to one day of unlimited carnival rides during specified hours are available for $20. They are on sale at Old Second National Bank and First National Bank (formerly Castle Bank) in Sugar Grove while supplies last.

While only a certain number of wristband quantities are available, unlimited-ride 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 and may not be replaced, exchanged or refunded.

SUgar Grove Corn Boil logoRaffle tickets are now being sold to raise funds for the fabulous Corn Boil display of fireworks that always takes place on Saturday night at approximately 9:30 pm. First prize is $1,500 in cash, second prize is $750 in cash, third prize is $250 in cash, fourth prize is a basket of gift cards and tickets worth $300 and fifth prize is a basket of gift cards and tickets worth $150 along with extra surprise bonus prizes.

The drawing will take place on Sunday, July 31. Winners need not be present to win. Raffle tickets are available at SignFx at 769 Heartland Drive, Unit E, from 8 a.m.  to 4:30 p.m.  Monday through Friday, at Advanced Realty at 91 Sugar Lane from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, at BP at Route 47 and Cross Street, at Modest Coffee at the Sugar Grove Library, at the Sugar Grove American Legion and at the Sugar Grove Farmer’s Market every Saturday, rain or shine, from 8 a.m. to noon.

Sale times are subject to change so please check the Corn Boil website for more information at If you are unable to buy tickets at these locations, email and you will be contacted.

Plenty of free parking is available in marked lots in the community and free shuttles run throughout the Corn Boil from the Sugar Grove Village Hall and Sugar Grove Public Library parking areas to the park entrance. A senior/handicapped lot is located in front of John Shields Elementary School at 85 South Main St.

Sweet corn and other food and beverages can be purchased at the Prairie Building. In addition, many vendors offering a variety of tantalizing foods are available on the food court. Cold beer and other alcoholic beverages are available for purchase near the pavilion, but must remain in designated areas.

No amount is too small for a fireworks donation. Please visit and click on the right side of the home page to donate and continue Bob Bohler’s tradition of providing Saturday night fireworks. The amount is tax deductible.

After the Corn Boil Committee puts aside its seed money for the next year, all proceeds are donated to other local not-for-profit groups.

For more information, visit the Corn Boil Facebook page.

SOURCE: Sugar Grove Corn Boil news release

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