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DeKalb Annual Corn Festival

Fri, Aug 23 – Sun, Aug 25, 2024

Downtown DeKalb, DeKalb, IL 60115

Corn Fest is one of the last remaining free music festivals among Illinois music and summer festivals.

Celebrating its 47th year, Corn Fest will be held in downtown DeKalb on Lincoln Highway between 1st and 4th Streets. Well over 50,000 people from around Illinois and the Midwest attend the music festival over the three day weekend. Music all weekend long. All shows are free to the public. Corn Fest also features regional music acts, a carnival, car show, craft fest, kid fest, art fest for kids, community stage, over 90 vendors, a free corn boil on Saturday, and much more!

Places to stay nearby...

Hotel at Holmes


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Hampton Inn & Suites - DeKalb


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Red Roof Inn & Suites DeKalb


Red Roof Inn & Suites DeKalb offers free WiFi, flat screen TVs, iron & ironing boards, hairdryers, and coffee in all rooms. The inn also features…

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