Waukon Corn Days celebration to undergo some changes

Waukon will launch this year’s “Waukon Corn Days End of Summer Celebration,” an enhanced version of the traditional Corn Days celebration held each year. The 2014 event is scheduled to include three days and nights of family enjoyment, commencing Friday, August 15 and lasting through Sunday, August 17.
The trademark of this event is the Waukon Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Corn Days Meal, but Waukon Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Stephanie Dugan says that with the help and hard work of many local businesses this year’s celebration is planned to be extra special.
Once again, the Waukon Chamber will serve sweet corn and pork loin sandwiches as part of that traditional celebration. In addition to the meal this year, planned activities - some new and some more traditional - will include a Corn Days Parade, the Crowning of Corn Days Junior Royalty, the Veterans Memorial Hospital 5K Run/Walk, kids games, a Classic Car & Bike Show, a street dance, a fly-in breakfast, Park-It activities, a penny hunt, an Aquatic Center Pool Floaty Day, and much, much more. The Waukon Chamber will be releasing in early July a complete listing of events and additional information for this year's Corn Days event.
For additional information contact Chamber Director Stephanie Dugan at the Waukon Chamber of Commerce at 563-568-4110 or at waukoncc@mchsi.com.

Corn Days Parade also expanding this year
As part of this year's Corn Days celebration, there will be a Corn Days Parade through downtown Waukon Friday, August 15, beginning at 7 p.m. Although in previous years this parade has only been open to classic cars and tractors, this year everyone is invited to participate with an entry. Those wishing to enter the parade are asked to be lined up by 6:30 p.m. that Friday at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds.
The parade route will be the same as in past years, beginning from the Allamakee County Fairgrounds and heading down Allamakee Street to the stoplight intersection with Main Street. Turning right on to West Main Street, the parade will venture up to Second Street NW, where the entries will turn right at the Post Office, travel north on Second Street NW, and then turn right to travel east on Eighth Avenue NW to head back to the fairgrounds. For additional information about the parade contact Chamber Director Stephanie Dugan at the Waukon Chamber of Commerce office, 563-568-4110.