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2018 Sugar Grove Corn Boil Ramps Up for a Banner Year

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2018 Sugar Grove Corn Boil Ramps Up for a Banner Year

With less than one month to go, the Sugar Grove Corn Boil Committee Is hard at work tying up loose ends to ensure that this, its 51st year, is better than ever.

As always, admission and parking are free. Senior/handicapped parking is right in front of the school and there are shuttles to take visitors back and forth to the Corn Boil areas. General festival hours are Thursday, July 26 from 5-10 pm; Friday, July 27 from 4-11 pm; Saturday, July 28 from 11 am-11 pm; and Sunday, July 29 from 11 am-6 pm at 61 S. Main Street Sugar Grove, IL 60554.

Having added a 4th day to the festival, the Corn Boil opens at 5 pm on Thursday, July 26th and in addition to carnival rides and corn, food will also be available from Genoa Pizza. Unlimited ride wristband hours are 5 pm-10 pm.

Two movies will be shown and admission is free. The first will be G-rated Sing that will start at 5:30 p.m. The plot follows Dapper Koala Buster Moon who presided over a once-grand theatre that has fallen on hard times. An eternal optimist, and a bit of a scoundrel, he loves his theatre above all and will do anything to persevere it. Facing the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he takes one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition. Five contestants emerge: a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla, and a punk-rock porcupine.

The second movie, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, rated PG-13 will start at 8:00 p.m. The plot follows four high school kids who discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting, becoming the adult characters they chose. They quickly discover that they must actually play Jumanji to survive the game. To beat the game and return to the real world, they’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives. They discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves – or they’ll be stuck in the game forever.

Popcorn and cotton candy will be for sale during movie times. The park closes at 10 pm.

On Friday, July 27, the Corn Boil opens at 5 pm with carnival rides, food vendors, crafters and exhibitors. Craft booths will be open from 5 pm-9 pm. Opening ceremonies take place at 5 pm. The Duke Band will play from 6-7 pm. Back Country Roads will perform from 7:15-9 pm followed by Maggie Speaks from 9:20-11 pm. Unlimited wristband hours are 5 pm-11 pm.

On Saturday, July 28, the fun begins with the Sugar Grove Park District 5K Run/Walk at 7:30 am. The Corn Boil opens at 11 am and remains open until 11 pm. Unlimited wristband hours are 12 pm-6 pm. Craft booths will be open from 11 am-7 pm (dusk). Ali Morgan will perform from 7-8:15 pm followed by Semple from 8:30-11 pm.

The Bob Bohler Memorial Fireworks Display at the Sugar Grove Corn Boil is the focal point of our weekend and takes place at dark on Saturday. Donations are still being accepted at http://sugargrovecornboil.org/sugar-grove-corn-boil-fireworks/.

On Sunday, July 29, unlimited ride wristband hours are 12 pm-5 pm. Sponsored by KB Collision, the Car Show will take place from 11 am-3 pm. Exhibitors may enter the show at the West entrance of the park off of McCannon St. Registration runs from 10 am until 11 am. The cost to enter a vehicle in the show is $10.00 per vehicle. Judging will take place by the individual participants that enter the show. Awards will be presented for the top 15 and the best in show car and best in show truck. Winners will be announced at the main stage at 1:30 p.m.

Ignescent will perform from 12:30-2 pm followed by Johnny Diaz from 2:30-4 pm and Anthem Lights from 4:30-6 pm. Craft booths will be open from 11 am-6:30 pm.

As always, Bingo will be available from 5-10 pm on Friday; noon until 9 pm on Saturday and noon until 5 pm on Sunday. For specifics, please view http://sugargrovecornboil.org/sugar-grove-corn-boil-bingo/.

The Family Fun Zone (formerly the Kid Zone) will be open to entertain children throughout the festivities.

This year the Sugar Grove Fire Protection District will be putting on a Car Accident Vehicle Extrication Demonstration on Saturday, July 29 from 1 to 3 pm.

Vehicle extrication is the process of removing a vehicle from around a person who has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, when conventional means of exit are impossible or inadvisable. Fire rescue personal use a delicate approach, as there are a variety of active systems within the vehicle, such as airbags, of which they need to be aware. Using chocks and bracing for stabilization and hydraulic tools, including the “Jaws of Life”, typically accomplish the operation.

Unlimited wristbands may be purchased at Old Second Bank and First National Bank in Sugar Grove. Presale tickets can be purchased by cash or check. Presale Tickets are available for $20.00 while supplies last. Sales end Thursday July 26th. Limited quantities are available. However, unlimited ride wristbands will also be available at the carnival ticket booth for $25.00 during normal Carnival hours. Each wristband will be good for redeeming any day. Once redeemed the wristband is good for that day and only during unlimited ride times. Wristbands will not be replaced, exchanged, or refunded. All sales are final. 

Motorcycles are welcome and may 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.

For more information regarding the SGCB, visit us on Facebook, contact us at 630-449.7999 or visit www.sugargrovecornboil.org

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