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The Sweetcorn Festival would not be possible without the time and dedication of countless volunteers. In 2016, we had the support of approximately 500 volunteers. Our volunteers are comprised of individuals, businesses, families, community groups, fraternities and sororities, high school clubs, and more.

Many of these volunteers return year after year and truly enjoy being a part of this family-oriented event. Our volunteers help to manage a variety of areas including beverage stands, ticket booths, the corn tent, recycling stations, check in tables, back stage crew, ice delivery, wristbands,  and the sanitation team. Volunteers get some sweet(corn) perks as well! As a small way to say thanks, all volunteers receive a festival T-shirt, food and drinks, and a free ear of corn!

Interested in volunteering at the 2017 festival? Check back soon for a list of opportunities.

If you are volunteering as a business, service organization, or club, we have special offers for you too! Send an email to megna.casey@urbanabusiness.com to get signed up, or simply fill out the form below—it’s that easy!

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“My family and I have been volunteering for the Sweet Corn Festival for about 8 years now. It’s become a tradition to our family to where we all get together to laugh and work while giving back to the community. The reason I come back to help out is simply I like it; I enjoy the music, the people and fun. It’s very rewarding and you get to meet a lot of different people in and out of the community. Oh not to mention I love corn on the cob…that’s just an added bonus! I look forward to volunteering my services again this year and every year thereafter, it’s already marked on my calendar!”

— Christine Palmer, Volunteer

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