Olivia Corn Capital Day

Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 at 7:00am


Join us in Olivia, Minnesota, the “Corn Capital of the World” for Corn Capital Days. Featuring the famous Sweet Corn Feed, Musical entertainment, Health Choice Corn Capital Run, Kiddie parade, Grand parade, Outside/Teen Dances, Lions Club Fly-In Breakfast and Airshow and much more!

The Minnesota Senate has designated Olivia the “Corn Capital of the World”. Olivia has been calling itself the “Corn Capital of the World” since 1973, when it erected its well-known 50-foot corn monument in the shape of an ear of corn (Don’t forget to get your picture taken in front of it!). Olivia is the home to nine seed research facilities. It is located in the middle of Renville County, Minnesota’s leading producer of corn.


7 am - Noon: Legion Breakfast at Olivia American Legion Post 186

Bloody Mary Bar at 9:00am

7:30 am - 8 am: Health Choice Corn Capital Run at Nester Park S. 9th St.

8 am - 12pm: Jon Wogen Memorial Youth Fishing Event
8am - 10:00am: (Ages 5-10)
10 - 12:00pm: (Ages 11-16)

9 am - 12 pm: Used Book Sale at Olivia Public Library

9 am - 4 pm: Kiwanis Arts & Crafts in the Park at Nester Park S. 9th St.

10:00 am: Kiddie Parade Line-up south of ACTS. Theme: “Golden Ear of Corn”

10:30 am: Corn Capital Days Kiddie Parade *Starts at ACTS and route around Nester Park, end at Library (1st, 2ndm 3rd, & Best Corn Theme triphies awarded)

11 am - Noon: World Championship Corn Toss at Nester Park (Medals awarded)

11 am - 1 pm: Corn Feed at Nester Park, featuring Green Leaf Sweet Corn & ADM Edible Beans *Free Will Donation

11 am - 2 pm:  Drunk Goggles Obstacle Course with Olivia Police Department at Nester Park

11:30 am - 1:30 pm: Music in the Park w/ Blue Ox Jazz Babies

Noon - 1 pm: Cornlympics! at Nester Park (Medals awarded)

3 pm: Corn Capital Days Grand Parade (Register to have a float in the parade here)

Following parade at Legion – Hot Turkey or Pork, Beans & Potato Salad

 6:00 pm: Women’s 3-Person Corn Cap Scramble at Olivia Golf Club

5:30 - 8:30pm: The Wendinger Band of New Ulm @ Olivia American Legion Post 186

9 pm – Close Lost Highway (Outdoors) @ Max’s Bar & Grill

9:00 pm: Close 4 Bands/4 Music Types (RI/Moonlight/Down Range/ Sapiosexual (No cover) @ Brly’s Den