Sugar Grove Corn Boil
50th Anniversary (1967-2017)
July 27th, 28th, 29th, & 30th

…where friends and family come together to have fun!


Hot off the presses!!

Amazing Things Happen When We Come Together

The Sugar Grove Corn Boil is asking all residents and local business owners to light our town and surrounding communities blue, during the four-day event. The festival takes place Thursday July 27th through Sunday July 30th.  The blue light symbolizes the voice of Sugar Grove in the community’s support of Autism Awareness and the Canopy Adult Services at Rich Harvest Farms.

We are delighted to announce, Mark Driscoll, owner of the Ace Hardware Sugar Grove, will be selling “blue light bulbs” from GE through his Sugar Grove store, at 1.99 a bulb. From the proceeds, he will donate .99 to the Giant Steps Community for every one sold.  In conjunction with other local businesses, the Sugar Grove store will be selling the blue lite bracelets, to be worn during a special moment at the festival, on the evening of Friday July 28th. During that time, the committee will be presenting a big check recognition for the donation the Corn Boil will be making to the Canopy program and the donation made on behalf of Ace Hardware of Sugar Grove.

The theme for this year’s Corn Boil is celebrating our 50th anniversary; sharing the memories.  An exciting new addition to the event will be to offer a photo booth.  The booth will be open Friday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 2p.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 1p.m. to 5 p.m.  The Corn Boil Committee requests a donation of $1.00 for each photo session.  The booth will also feature an attendant to assist when needed.  A maximum of 5 individuals will be allowed inside each session.  Within seconds of exiting the booth, you will be given a fun memorable favor from the 50th celebration.  The photos will also be featured on an online gallery, for future purchases.

More information can be found on our Lending Our Voice Page!


Light it up Blue during 4-day festival

While the month of April may be Autism Awareness month, the Sugar Grove Corn Boil will be lighting it up blue throughout the four-day festival, Thursday, July 27th through Sunday, July 30th. A vital reason the Corn Boil is put on year after year is to help the community they serve. As this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Corn Boil, it is important to continue to lend their voice to special causes that affect the community. This year, the Sugar Grove Corn Boil has partnered with Giant Steps, specifically the Canopy Program it provides. Giant Steps is an organization that provides support to individuals and families affected by autism. The Canopy program is focused around the needs of adults with autism, providing opportunities that help these individuals interact and engage with others.

Starting Thursday night, the Corn Boil committee would like to show support to Giant Steps and the Canopy program by asking for your help. The committee will donate $5 to Giant Steps for every carnival wristband that is sold (excluding pre-sale tickets) during the night. The price of the wristband is $25.00 and will allow one individual the ability to ride any and all rides during the unlimited ride hours of 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. that night.

For the first time, Thursday night will also feature live music under the big tent. Food and beverages will be provided by Genoa Pizza and Italian Concessions. The Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Association will also open the beer tent.

Autism awareness will continue throughout the event. As the festival takes place, the committee requests all local residents and business owners to help in lighting our town and surrounding communities blue. In the next few weeks, the committee will begin selling blue lite bracelets, that represent the voice of the Sugar Grove community and the Corn Boil. Individual bracelets will be $5.00 and will be available at several local businesses in Sugar Grove including Old Second Bank, Ace Hardware Sugar Grove First National Bank, 1st Secure Community Bank, Genoa Pizza, Paisano’s Pizza and Grill, Couture Tan, and at the event. Before the main performer takes the stage, the Sugar Grove committee invites you to participate while wearing the blue bracelet during a special moment.

Sugar Grove speaks, let’s continue to bring understanding, awareness,
and acceptance to our community and surrounding areas.

Amazing things happen when we come together!

Lending Our Voice

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The Sugar Grove Corn Boil is made possible by Volunteers


Our Mission is to give back to the community!

Hosted by the Sugar Grove Corn Boil, NFP volunteers, the corn boil provides local groups and vendors an opportunity to raise funds via the large audience.  In addition,  after our annual event is done and our books are balanced,  we are able to share our profit with local not-for-profit organizations.

In 2016, the Corn Boil Committee presented checks to 18 local charities and organizations.  Some of the recipients included the Sugar Grove Public Library,  Sugar Grove Historical Society, Kaneland John Shields Elementary School, Conley Outreach Community Services, Marmion Academy cross country, Kaneland High School athletics and Drum Corps, Between Friends Food Pantry, and Special Olympics.

2015 Sugar Grove Donations given to community

Located in Volunteer Park 

Calling All Volunteers!!!

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Sugar Grove Corn Boil.  Helping the community we serve is a vital reason we put on the Corn Boil each and every year.   As the festival has grown from a community gathering in 1967, to a four-day festival in 2017, so has the preparation.  The Sugar Grove Corn Boil is organized and carried out by volunteers comprised of local businesses, community leaders, and community members.  Many of our volunteers have been with us many years and the experience they bring to the table ensures that we put on a terrific event year after year.  We are always looking for new perspectives and ideas to make this event the best we can.

Here’s your chance to be a part of history!

We are in need of volunteers, both as committee heads, committee members, and volunteers while the festival is going on. Our current committee heads bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to each specific committee they serve.  They are eager to mentor, share, guide, and teach new volunteers.  The following committee chairpersons are open: Facilities, Website, and Sponsorship.  If you are not ready to spearhead a specific committee that’s okay, we still need you!  Where ever your expertise lies, any and all help is needed!

Countdown to Corn Boil 2017!

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Please consider making a donation to help fund the Bob Bohler Memorial Fireworks and keep the tradition alive. Any donation is greatly appreciated and is tax deductible.

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2017 Theme – Sharing the Memories

The theme for 2017 will be centered around the 50th anniversary: Sharing the Memories.  The committee is looking for your help in providing memories of the Corn Boil over the years, through photos, videos, and stories.  Please send submissions to our Facebook page, contact us by phone at 630-449-7999, or by mail at P. O. Box 225 Sugar Grove, IL 60554.



The MEDALLION HAS NEEN FOUND!!!!  Please see page for more details!

SGCB 5K results are now posted on the SGCB Running in the USA page.


New for 2017’s 50th Celebration

The Sugar Grove Corn Boil has a unique and first-time opportunity to purchase VIP Tickets to our new VIP Tent and Beer Garden on Saturday night or Sunday.   Visit the VIP Beer Garden page under the Entertainment Tab!



Upcoming Events

Thursday July 20th -6:30 p.m. – Committee Meeting – Sugar Grove Township Building


Special Notes

Please note:
No coolers, outside alcoholic beverages, motorized vehicles,skateboards, roller blades, or pets allowed at festival (except for service animals).
Safety First. – Please watch your cigarettes, conditions in the park are dry.
– Please clean up your space. – Please watch your children.