Festivals


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Sullivan Corn Festival – 2017

Wednesday 9/20 – Saturday 9/23
Sullivan Court House Square

Entertainment

Every night during the Corn Festival, the Sullivan Rotary Club has a free concert for the entire community featuring multiple genres of musical talent. Entertainment will be located on the lawn of Central Plaza.  Entertainment that have performed at the Sullivan Corn Festival include:

Anthony Adams and The Nite Owls, Blue Moon Swamp (John Fogerty CCR Tribute Band), BritBeat, Broken Grass, Caribbean Consorts, Chicago Farmer, Coal Train, Craig and the Crawdads, Cynthia Layne, Eliminator (ZZ Top Tribute), Endless Summer Band, Gordan Bonham, Governor Davis and the Blues Ambassadors, Jennie DeVoe, Loretta, MacDaddys, Mark Cook, Oro & Plata de Jalisco, Motown Sound of Touch, Philpot, Rachel Timberlake, Salaam, Sindacato, Situs, Sons of the South, Spudpuppies, The Dorians, The Devonshire Band,  The Max Allen Band, The Van-Dells, The Wright Brothers, Tons of Fun, Tony Salas, W. T. Feaster and Yearbook Committee, Who’s Bad a Michael Jackson Tribute Band to name a few.

Bracelets are available at the following Sullivan locations until Wednesday at 3:30:

  • Springer Insurance – 823 N. Section St.
  • Sullivan Daily Times – 115 W. Jackson Street

Turtles are available at the following Sullivan locations until Monday at noon:

  • Springer Insurance – 823 N. Section St.
  • Ohio Valley Gas – 15 N. State St.

Turtles are available for $10 a head or for the multi-turtle discount (purchase of 2 or more) they are $8 each.

Carnival Rides
Luehrs’ Ideal Rides from Belleville, Ill will provide the carnival attractions at the Sullivan Rotary Corn Festival this year. Luehrs’ President Andy Schoendienst said the company will bring its giant Ferris wheel, the Wiggle Worm ride and other attractions to entertain all members of the family. They will also bring all your favorite fair foods including elephant ears, funnel cakes, lemonade, corn dogs, cotton candy and so much more. Advance sales of bracelets will be at local Sullivan businesses listed above. Visit Luehrs’ Ideal Rides website for festival coupons.

Free Rotary Corn Feed
The Sullivan Rotary Club’s annual tradition of the Corn Feed will take place on Saturday, September 23rd after the parade for 2 hours on the Courthouse Square. All are invited for free ears of corn with the fixings. Over 1,000 ears of corn will be given out to festival goers to guarantee that no one is left empty-handed.

Rotary gets big help from Mr. Lee.  Thank you to everyone who volunteers to make the Corn Feed such a success.

Sullivan Elementary Student Chalk Drawings
Every year during the Corn Festival, the Sullivan Downtown Square is decorated by students from Sullivan Elementary School and The Master’s Class.  Starting Friday night, everyone can view these amazing chalk drawings!

Parade
The 62nd Sullivan Rotary Corn Festival parade will be held Saturday, September 23, 2017 on Section Street at 1:00 p.m. The 2017 parade theme is “Proud of Our Past and Growing Our Future”  Grand Marshal of the Parade is to be announced. The Parade Reviewing Stand will be at the old Mary Sherman Hospital parking lot.

If you would like to be in the parade, please fill out the parade registration form for complete details on the event.
For more information contact Meagan Hamilton at 812-268-4711 or email at sullivanrotary3450@gmail.com.

Parade Registration Form and Parade Rules
Springer Insurance Back Building 823 N. Section Street, will be accepting registrations Monday thru Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am-12:00 pm.

Tents & Stands
The Sullivan Rotary Club would like for your organization, non-profit or business to be part of the festivities at the Sullivan Rotary Corn Festival by having a tent or stand. Rotary has obtained permission and responsibility for exclusive rights to the Sullivan City Square and 1 block immediately adjoining for the entire week of September 20th through September 23rd. Please fill out the following tents & stands registration form for complete details on the event.  You can fill-out the application and make payment all online on this website.
For more information contact Jon Bobbitt at 812-356-5204 or email at jbobbitt@hepn.com.

Tents & Stands registration form

We encourage people to fill-out application and pay online through this site.

Springer Insurance Back Building 823 N. Section Street, will be accepting registrations Monday thru Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am-12:00 pm.

Tim Olson Futurity Turtle Derby
Entries in the Tim Olson Futurity Turtle Derby named after the longtime Sullivan Jaycee whose appearance in local businesses every September hawking turtle Derby entries heralded the impending festival will be whistled to the starting gate on Section Street at the Parade Reviewing Stand at 11 AM on Saturday, September 23rd. The Parade Reviewing Stand will take place at the Sullivan Furniture parking lot.

The turtles will compete in heats of ten each, with the number of heats dependent upon how many backers buy turtles.  Owners of each heat’s winners are awarded a Henry Bobe’s Trattoria Italiano gift certificates as their winnings.
For more information contact Ashley Bose at 812-268-4711 or email at sullivanrotary3450@gmail.com.

Turtles are available for $10 a head or multi-turtle discount (for 2 or more) is $8 each.
See local business locations above to purchase turtles.

 

For more information on entertainment, contact Steve Simmons at 812-268-4711 or Jim Exline at 812-242-9113.

Wednesday, September 20th

5:00 PM
Carnival Opens

Hotel California

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
http://www.hotelcalifornia.ca/

For almost three decades now Hotel California has been recreating the legendary sound of The Eagles, and thrilling audiences all over the world. Hotel California has incredible lead vocal similarity, intensely accurate instrumental work, soaring harmonies, and top flight live performances, just for starters. Hotel California’s show has evolved into a masterful celebration of The Eagles’ music. One of the most game-changing song catalogs in the history of rock n’ roll is performed to perfection before your eyes and ears.

Thursday, September 21th

5:00 PM
Carnival Opens

Endless Summer Band

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
http://www.esbband.com/

Endless Summer Band brings life to Classic Smash Hits, MegaHit Pop, Rock’nRoll, Blues, Memphis/Detroit Soul, Rock’nCountry, and even DooWop with much more than great voices and tight instrumentation. Award winning entertainers Endless Summer Band tour internationally and perform over 120 shows a year. They have shared the stage with such legendary artists as The Temptations, The Righteous Brothers, Ronnie Milsap, The Drifters, & Frankie Vali – just to name a few. For over 25 years they have brought their high energy, fun packed shows entertain audiences of all ages!

Friday, September 22th

5:00 PM
Carnival Opens

The Van-Dells

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
http://www.van-dells.com

Endless Summer Band brings life to Classic Smash Hits, MegaHit Pop, Rock’nRoll, Blues, Memphis/Detroit Soul, Rock’nCountry, and even DooWop with much more than great voices and tight instrumentation. Award winning entertainers Endless Summer Band tour internationally and perform over 120 shows a year. They have shared the stage with such legendary artists as The Temptations, The Righteous Brothers, Ronnie Milsap, The Drifters, & Frankie Vali – just to name a few. For over 25 years they have brought their high energy, fun packed shows entertain audiences of all ages!

12:00 PM
Carnival Opens

 

Who’s Bad (Michael Jackson Tribute Band)

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
http://www.whosbadmusic.com/

Their power-packed performance of Michael Jackson’s expansive catalog has ignited crowds on every continent and can only be described as a jaw-dropping, musical must-see. As the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band, and the only one to predate his untimely passing, Who’s Bad has awed even the skeptics, selling out nearly 50 venues in the United Kingdom including London’s O2 in December of 2010, the venue where the King of Pop was slated to end his career with a 50-show “This Is It” concert series. Who’s Bad has continued to impress fans all over the world and of all ages for the last 13 years.

A Special Thank You to our Sponsors!

Gold Sponsors

Baesler’s
Ivy Tech Community College
Republic Services
Sullivan Tourism Commission
Walmart

Silver Sponsors

Access Realty
ADM
Atlas Energy Inc.
Banks & Brust
First Financial Bank
Great Dane
Holiday Inn Terre Haute
Jewett Printing
La Pachanga
Patrick’s Restaurant
Schilli Transportation Services
ServPro
Sullivan Automotive Group
Sullivan County Community Hospital
Sullivan Family Dentistry
Sullivan SurgiCenter
Win Energy
Wright Salvage

Bronze Sponsors

Brian Schultz Insurance & Associates
Colonial Landscaping
Diamond Barbecue
Ellis Law
Fifth Third
Flooring America
Gavilon Grain
Hamilton Center
Holmes Memorial Chapel
Milburn’s Pharmacy
Millers Merry Manor
Norris Scale
Ohio Valley Gas
Pigg Implement
Raybestos
Springer Insurance
Steimel Communications
Subway
Sullivan County Animal Hospital
Sullivan County Bar Association
Sullivan Daily Times
Sullivan Family Eye Center
Wabash Valley Ashphalt
UAP Clinic