Where family and friends come together to have fun!
The Sugar Grove Corn Boil will be hosting its annual summer festival July 23-26, 2020. Our mission is to promote a sense of community, provide local civic and charitable groups with fundraising opportunities, as well as, offer affordable family fun, with our tasty sweet corn as one of the main attractions.
For over fifty years, the Corn Boil festival has been widely attended by not just the residents of Sugar Grove, but by those in the surrounding communities, and even some from a far. Each year the all-volunteer committee is committed to providing the best festival around.
2021 Festival Status Update
2021 has proven to be challenging for us to have a successful Corn Boil. This year we have faced the challenge of getting sponsors, finding volunteer, coming up with a COVID Safety Plan and now the ability to obtain Insurance Coverage for the Corn Boil. The Insurance Companies at this time see Public Events as a liability and has caused the Sugar Grove the inability to obtain Insurance Coverage for the event. With these challenges, the Sugar Grove Corn Boil, NFP Committee and Volunteers have decided that we will be cancelling this year’s event.
We have had many challenges in 2020 and 2021 for us to be able to provide a Safe and Successful event. We will continue in 2021 to work towards a 2022 Corn Boil. We asking for Sugar Grove Residents for suggestions and help on 2022 efforts for Fundraising, Donations, and to Volunteer as we plan for 2022. We will face an uphill climb to 2022; with getting Sponsors and Donations, and getting Volunteers to join the committees and to assist. Our meeting are held every 3rd Thursday of the Month. More information and updates will also be posted on our Facebook page.
Bring Fireworks Back!
The Bob Bohler Memorial Fireworks Display at the Sugar Grove Corn Boil is the focal point of our weekend and through the years has provided enjoyment to generations of families and friends.
Please help us bring the fireworks back to the Corn Boil this year and to keep the festival affordable for everyone. The festival is one of the last with FREE Admission in the area. We are asking for your assistance in helping to keep the fireworks tradition alive with any donation. Any donation is greatly appreciated and is tax deductible.
CORN BOIL 5K RUN AND WALK
Run along residential streets of Sugar Grove in this fast, flat 2-lap course. The 3.1 mile USATF certified course (#IL-16014-WR) is electronically timed and features traffic control, splits at 1 and 2 miles, first aid and water stations, and post-race snacks.
Free parking at the Sugar Grove Corn Boil!
Volunteer Park is located in a neighborhood with parking available on village streets.
Please be courteous to our neighbors, ensuring that vehicles do not block any driveways, and obey all “No Parking” signs. We have to maintain enough space for emergency vehicles to be able to access the area.
Guests are welcome to park in specified parking lots and take the Free shuttle service that is available to and from these lots during all the festival hours:
- Sugar Grove Library parking lot located at 125 Municipal Dr.
- Municipal (village hall/police station) center parking lot located at 10 Municipal Dr.
Fun for the kids is the large hay wagon shuttle pulled by a tractor which makes a loop continually during the festivities, dropping off and picking up at two park entrances and the Library. Free golf cart shuttles will also be patrolling the streets to get you comfortably to and from the park.
Senior, Handicapped, and all Veterans are invited to park in the lot directly in front of John Shields Elementary School located at 85 S. Main Street. There will be six Veteran Preferred spaces in the Senior/Handicapped lot.
Motorcycles are welcome to park on the concrete sidewalk and around the flagpole in front of John Shields Elementary School located at 85 S. Main Street. This provides a secure surface for your rides off the asphalt pavement, especially during very hot weather. There are ramped access points to this pavement area.