2019 Grundy County Corn Festival Parade

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Applications & Maps

  • Parade Application & Rules

  • Kiddie Parade Application

  • Marching Band Application

  • Map to Check-In Booth

  • Map for Band Bus Unloading

Frequenlty Asked Questions

The parade steps off at the corner of Washington and Fulton Streets. It proceeds east to Liberty Street, where it turns north. It proceeds north on Liberty Street to Depot Street, and ends in the area around Chapin Park.

The parade route is approximately 10 blocks long.

Numbers will be emailed to you prior to the festival and once the lineup is complete. You MUST check in at the parade check in booth on parade day.

We recommend setting a meeting place (a specific corner, for example) for everyone to meet. You should then send one person to check in/pick up your placard and then proceed to your assigned spot.

There is very little parking available in the immediate downtown area on parade day. Most streets west of Liberty and South of Fremont/Jefferson are closed to parking as this is the lineup area. Please plan to arrive early so you have plenty of time to find a parking space and walk to the parade area.

The parade is normally 2 ½ hours in duration.

You cannot drive into the parade lineup area, so you should plan to walk to your assigned space.  Anyone can ask for their unit number at the parade check in booth, and there will be several parade workers available to direct you to your space.

Our biggest priority is the safety of all parade participants and spectators. Prohibiting candy greatly decreases the number of children running into the street in front of our parade entries, many of which are difficult to stop even though they are driving slowly. Other types of handouts are allowed only if they are distributed at curbside.

The buses park at the student lot at Morris Community High School, located on Union Street. The bands march to the school from the end of the parade route.

The parade check in booth is located at the corner of Illinois Avenue and Wauponsee Street. All units
should approach from the EAST

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July 9, 2020 NEWS RELEASE

The Grundy County Corn Festival in Morris, IL for 2020 has been officially canceled due to the Pandemic.

The Grundy County Corn Festival Board unanimously voted to cancel this year’s festival due to so many unknowns and variables at this time. We know that the cancellation will be a big disappointment for many people. Please know that our board made this decision with heavy hearts and analyzed every avenue to make it happen to no avail. The attendees, staff & volunteers of our festival and our community’s well-being/safety is of utmost concern to all of us.

The Illinois Department of Public Health currently has not published their festival and parade guidelines, the state’s inspectors for carnivals are not doing inspections, and there is a possibility that we cannot obtain necessary permits/licenses for this year.

Again, we are deeply saddened in making this extremely difficult decision, but look forward to another great festival in 2021.


Grundy County Corn Festival, Board of Directors

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