Schedule of Events

Click the links below to jump to the events for a specific day, or scroll down to view the entire schedule.  For more information or to register or volunteer to help with any of these events, please visit see the Corn Capital Event Contacts page.

PDF of the 2018 Corn Capital Days Schedule of Events (updated 7/18/18)

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Monday, July 23, 2018

5:30 pm Lite Supper before Outdoor Worship Service *Free Will Offering

6:00 pm Outdoor Worship Service @ Nester Park *sponsored by Olivia Area Churches. Bring lawn chairs and/or blankets for your comfort.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Hide & Seek Corn Token Hunt – First clue presented Tuesday at 7:45 am on Big Country 100.1 FM. New clue presented each day at 7:45 am through Friday until token is found. Clues posted at Renville County Register and on Winner receives $100 in Corn Capital Cash! Claim prize at Olivia City Hall, if after-hours, leave message 523-2361.

Corn Token Clue#1!

Like clockwork during the last full week of July
The Corn Capital Token is out there to spy
It’s black and is etched and looks like a coaster
And if you’re lucky to spot it you’ll be this year’s boaster
Your goal is straightforward, simple and plain
On public park grounds it’s yours to attain
One hundred in cash is the claim you’ll be staking
Once the disc to the Hall the winner be taking


4:30 pm RCAC Splash n Dash Kids Triathlon, Grades K-6 (Register here)

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Corn Token Clue #2

It’s clue number two of your great token quest
And if you’re lucky to find it you’ll stand with the best
For many do seek but few ever find
So toss caution aside or second place be resigned
The token is disk-like, thin and quite round
And it’s rumored to hide somewhat near to the ground
Of granite is the talisman the winner will reap
and again for this year it’s a prize they will keep

5:30 pm Par 3 Golf Tournament @ Olivia Golf Club

5-7:30 pm Classic Car & Motorcycle Roll In at Olivia American Legion Post 186

6:00 pm Outdoor Community BINGO at Olivia Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center (formerly Golden Living Center of Olivia) *Sponsored by Olivia Rehab & Healthcare Center & the Olivia Ambulance. Come play rain or shine! Children may play if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

8-10pm Karaoke Contest @ Brly’s Den

Thursday, July 26, 2018

12 pm – 8pm Used Book Sale at Olivia Library

2 pm-4pm – Pie and Ice Cream Social at Fairview Place

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm Grilled Pork Chops & Sweet Corn@ Olivia American Legion Post 186

5:00 pm – 8 pm Family Fun Night, Kiddie Carnival @ Dirks Parks – N. 7th St.
Games, animals, activities and concessions for the whole family by the Oivia Ambulance Service.

Keg Shoot and Water Ball Fight by Olivia Fire Department

5-8pm Build a Burger Special @ Brly’s Den

Friday, July 27, 2018

9 am – 3pm Downtown Crazy Days/Vendors/Bake Sales

9 am – 2 pm Young Entrepreneur Day (w/ Crazy Days) More info on Entrepreneur Day

10 am – 5 pm Used Book Sale at Olivia Public Library

10:30am Zoomobile at Olivia Library

11am- 1pm Live Music w/ the B’s
Downtown food options available

1-3pm Root Beer Floats by BOLD FFA @ Heller Land Group Office

Located at W. DePue Ave & S. HWY 71 (1302 W. DePue Ave)
*Proceeds go to BOLD FFA program

4:30 pm – 7 pm Kid’s Fair @ Faith United Methodist Church (9th St.)

5 pm – 7 pm Ice Cream Social @ Faith United Methodist Church

5 pm Registration for Children’s Pedal Pull

5:30 pm Children’s Pedal Pull @ F&M Bank parking lot

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm Cindy’s Nachos @ American Legion Post 186

4pm-12am Bake Sale & Frito Pies in a Bag @ ACTS

7:00 pm – 12:00 am FREE Downtown Street Dance featuring

  • 8pm-12am Hicktown Mafia
    NASCAR Simulator
    10:00pm (approx. time) Fireworks sponsored by EDP Renewables
    Beer Gardens served by American Legion Post 186 (7pm-12am)
    Food Vendors available at Street Dance

9pm DJ All Mixed Up @ Brly’s Den

Saturday, July 28, 2018 

7 am – Noon CCOC Garage Sale – 815 E Lincoln Ave

7 am – 1 pm Legion Breakfast at Olivia American Legion Post 186
Bloody Mary Bar at 9:00am

7:30 am – 8 am Torch 5K Run sponsored by Special Olympics at Nester Park S. 9th St. (Register here)

8 am- 12pm Jon Wogen Memorial Youth Fishing Event

9 am – 3 pm Bake Sale and Frito Pies in a Bag at ACTS

9 am – 12 pm Used Book Sale at Olivia Public Library

9 am – 12 pm Quilt Show by The Quilters Along the Yellowstone Trail @ Chamber Office

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

The Lee’s Gas Engine Collection – Hit and Miss Engine Exhibit
and Antique Gas Tractors @ Nester Park (South East Corner of Park)

10:00 am Kiddie Parade Line-up south of ACTS.  The theme this year is no theme – be creative and come up with a CORN theme/inspired float.  Kids may choose a favorite costume for the parade.  Awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Best Corn Theme.

10 am – 2 pm  Drunk Goggles Obstacle Course with Olivia Police Department at Nester Park

10:30 am Corn Capital Days Kiddie Parade *Starts at ACTS and route around Nester Park, end at Library

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

11:00 am – 1:00 pm Music in the Park w/ Blue Ox Jazz Babies

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

12 – 1 pm Cornlympics! at Nester Park (Medals awarded)

3 pm Corn Capital Days Grand Parade
Parade Grand Marshalls – Gary & Jane Lohmeyer
Featuring 34th Infantry Division Band, River City Rhythm sponsored by F&M Bank, Groove, Inc. Phoenix Drumline and BOLD HS Band.
(Register to have a float in the parade here)

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

4:30-8:30 pm The Papa Shaw Band @ Olivia American Legion Post 186

5:30 pm Women’s 3-Person Corn Cap Scramble at Olivia Golf Club

8:00 pm – Close Live Acoustic Music Entertainment at  Max’s Bar & Grill

9pm – Long Road Down @ Brly’s Den – free admission


Sunday, July 29, 2018

8:00 am – 12 pm Lion’s Fly-In Breakfast at Olivia Airport (Pancakes, eggs, sausage)

*Bake Sale Items @ Fly-In by ACTS

9:00am  Sunrise Park Volleyball Tournament

10 am Rem – Rabi Memorial Golf Tournament at Olivia Golf Club

11:30 am – Bean Bag Tourney @ Brly’s Den – couples or individuals paired, $10 per person.

For more information or to register or volunteer to help with any of these events, please visit see the Corn Capital Event Contacts page.