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As a sponsor of the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival, you have an amazing opportunity to continue a 45-year-old tradition that this community looks forward to every year! For some of us, it’s nostalgic to eat that hot and buttery locally grown Sweetcorn while for others, it’s the new memories that are being made with friends and family as you walk the streets of downtown Urbana. Streets filled with local food vendors, live music, scavenger hunts, and much much more.

Each year, over 40 area sponsor businesses contribute over $130,000 to the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival.  Some do it for the love of our community and the festival and some just plain can’t resist incomparable marketing opportunities.

Whether for old times sake or for the promotional opportunities, you will not regret supporting this community tradition!


Contact Darius at [email protected] to discuss opportunities!

A great, big, THANK YOU to all of our past and present sponsors of the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival. We could not do it without you — and you have our utmost gratitude.

Consider patronizing or doing business with one (or more!) of our sponsors listed below.

2019 Platinum Sponsors

Krannert Center
All the Hits Q96
US 105.9
ESPN 93.5
Christian FM
Illinois American Water
Urbana Public Arts
City of Urbana

2019 Gold Sponsors

Rewind 92.5
Mix 94.5
Oldies 97.9
Wixy 100.3
Extra 92.1
Hits 99.7
Illini Studio

2019 Silver Sponsors

Illinois Portable Toilet
The Whip/Backland Radio
The Artisan Cup & Fork and The Land Connection
Lincoln Square
Reynold’s Towing
CU Adventures
First Federal
Eastland Suites
Busey Bank

2019 Volunteer Sponsors

SoLo SoLo Five Social Club
Children’s Home & Aid
CU Jaycees
The Jade Dragons

2019 Beer & Wine Sponsor

2019 Corn Classic Corn Eating Contest Sponsors

2019 Slice & Dice – Home Chef Cooking Competition Sponsor

2019 Corn Tent Sponsor

“Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) has been a proud sponsor of the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival for decades. The Festival affords MTD an opportunity to interact with a wonderful cross section of the community in a fun and energetic environment. The Festival coordinators and managers are a pleasure to work with and ensure that our needs are met. MTD is happy to support this quintessential community event that attracts tens of thousands to downtown Urbana each summer.”

— Jan Kijowski, Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District

Urbana Business Association
111 W. Main Street, Urbana IL 61801
(217) 344-3872