2021 Festival Schedule

The 2021 Corn Palace Festival will take place on August 25th-29th. The following is the planned schedule of events.

Bracelet Days for the Rides ($24)


  • Wednesday: 5 - 10 p.m.
  • Thursday: 5 - 10 p.m.
  • Friday: 5 - 10 pm
  • Saturday: Noon - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 5 - 10 p.m.
  • Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.

Passports to Fun

Passports to Fun vouchers will be sold starting Monday, August 9th for $49.00 at the Corn Palace box office. These vouchers can then be redeemed for a bracelet  starting Wednesday, August 25th, the week  of festival at the Goldstar Offices located in the City Hall parking lot. 
 
This passport gets you unlimited rides for $49! Starting Wednesday, August 25th the price goes up to $54.00 - so get your vouchers early and save money.

Tuesday, August 24th


  • JVCC Dance inside the Corn Palace 6 - 9 pm with the Texas Jammers and Rusty Rierson
  • $7 for Members, $10 for Guests all ages welcome

Wednesday, August 25th 

 
  • 10 am - 12 pm Texas Jammers Summer Reunion - Plaza Free Stage Entertainment
  • 3-10 pm - VFW/Legion Bingo in the Armory, enter City Hall.
  • Festival Exhibits Due by 5 pm
  • 4 p.m. - Vendors Open
  •  5:00 p.m. - Open Class Exhibits due to the Corn Palace
  • 5 - 11 p.m. - Goldstar Amusement Rides Open
  • 5 - 9 pm - Texas Jammers Summer Reunion - Classic Country Music, Plaza Free Stage Entertainment 
 

Thursday, August 26th 


  • 11 am - Vendors Open
  • 10 am - 12 pm Texas Jammers Summer Reunion - Plaza Free Stage Entertainment
  • 1-7 pm - VFW/Legion Bingo in the Armory
  • 4 pm - 11 pm - Goldstar Amusement Rides Open
  • 1-4 pm - Texas Jammers Summer Reunion - Classic Country Music, Plaza Free Stage Entertainment 
  • 5:30 pm - Billy Lurken - Plaza Free Stage Entertainment 
  • 7 pm - The Something New Band/Williams and Ree Show
 

 Friday, August 27th


  • 11 am - Vendors Open
  • 1-7 pm - then 8-10 pm, VFW/Legion Bingo in the Armory(clear the armory at 7)
  • 4 pm - 11 pm- Goldstar Amusement Rides Open
  • 5:30 pm - Molly Dowling on the Plaza Stage (Free Show)
  • 7:30 pm - Whiskey Myers with Weston Frank Live opening
  • 10 - 11:30 pm - Rock Band on the Plaza Stage (Free Show) with Sid Stemper, Joe Morgan, Tim Parks, Colby Kresak, NIck Flaxbeard)

Saturday, August 28th


  • 11 am - Pied Piper of Percussion, Plaza Free Stage
  • 11 am - Vendors Open
  • noon - 11 pm - Goldstar Amusement Rides Open
  • 12:15 pm - Percussion Petting Zoo, Plaza Green Space
  • 12-7 pm - Bingo in the Armory(enter city hall)
  • 3 pm - Pied Piper of Percussion, Plaza Free Stage
  • 4:45 pm - Percussion Petting Zoo - Plaza Green Space
  • 5:30 pm - Adam and Amy Pope, Plaza Free Stage Entertainment 
  • 7:30 pm - Black Hawk Concert with The Powell Brothers opening
  • 8-10 pm - VFW/Legion Bingo in the Armory(enter city hall)
  • 10-11:30 pm - Vintage Country Music, Plaza Free Stage
 

Sunday, August 29th 

 
  • 10:30 am - Cowboy Church with the Texas Winter Jammers/Rusty Rierson, $10 all day wristband
  • 12 pm - 5 pm - Vendors and Gold Star Amusement Rides Open
  • 1 - 4 pm - Barefoot Becky/Polka in the Corn Palace $10 All Day wrist band.
  • 1 pm - Pied Piper of Percussion, Plaza Free Stage
  • 2:15 pm - Percussion Petting Zoo, Plaza Green Space
  • 1 -7 pm - VFW/Legion Bingo in the Armory
  • 3:30 pm - Pied Piper of Percussion, Plaza Free Stage
  • 4:45 pm - Percussion Petting Zoo, Plaza Green Space
  • 5-8 pm - SD Country Music Hall of Fame with then Texas Jammers Summer Reunion in the Corn Palace, $10 all day wristband






For more information or questions, call the Corn Palace Box Office at 605-995-8430