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Corn Fest attendees enjoy rides and carnival games on Saturday at the 46th annual Corn Fest in downtown DeKalb on 1st and 4th Street. The festival took place from Aug. 25 to Aug. 27 and expects up to 15,000 festival-goers every year. (Joseph Howerton | Northern Star)

Corn, country and celebration: Corn Fest 2023

By Joseph Howerton, Video Editor | August 27, 2023

DeKALB – During move-in weekend, students were given one last opportunity before the college grind to reunite with old friends or make new ones at Corn Fest. The weekend music festival and corn boil in DeKalb is one of the last free admission festivals...

Chairperson talks DeKalb Corn Fest history, tradition

By Keith Hernandez | August 27, 2015

After almost four decades, DeKalb’s love of corn is still going strong.Corn Fest is a free annual festival that takes place in downtown DeKalb. The celebration, which includes music performances, rides and art activities, attracts thousands of residents...

Corn Fest guide

By Rachel Scaman | August 27, 2014

The Huskies will sport custom Corn Fest jerseys during this year’s first football home game today.Corn Fest is a free annual music festival that runs Friday-Sunday on Lincoln Highway between First and Fourth streets.CharitiesThe jerseys will be auctioned...

Corn Fest welcomes students to DeKalb businesses, community

By Roxana Moraga | August 31, 2013

Students who stayed in DeKalb Labor Day weekend were able to participate in Corn Fest activities.Now in its 36th year, Corn Fest moved back to downtown DeKalb, to the delight of some locals. Corn Fest is usually held over NIU's Move-In weekend. Corn Fest...

Callie Beckford, 31, of DeKalb hands out free DeKalb corn during the Corn Boil held at the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport during Corn Fest on August 25, 2012.

Bite into downtown DeKalb’s Corn Fest this weekend

By Grace Martin | August 29, 2013

Corn Fest is just a walk away this weekend.For the first time in five years Corn Fest will be held in downtown DeKalb. In the past, Corn Fest coincided with Move-In Day, while this year it will be held over the longer Labor Day Weekend.“We hope that...

DeKalb has no plans to relocate Corn Fest

By Brian Belford | July 25, 2011

DeKalb | The DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport, 3232 Pleasant St., is a good venue for the annual summer music festival Corn Fest in terms of safety and space for its many attractions. "Since [Corn Fest has] been at the airport, both crimes and incidents...