corn festival logoThe 44th Annual Tecumseh Corn Festival is August 23 – 25, 2019 at Lacasse Park.

Entertainment Schedule

Friday, August 23, 2019 – Senior's Day

12:00 PM – Midway opens

12:00 PM – Free corn for seniors, compliments of the Optimist Club of St. Clair Beach (till 5 PM)

12:00 PM – Free children's interactive activities, bouncy castle, mini golf and corn maze (till 6 PM)

12:00 PM - Junkestra (till 6 PM)

12:30 PM - Elvis Tribute Artist, Norm Ackland Jr performing on the Tent Stage

 1:00 PM - Free swimming at the Tecumseh Leisure Pool (till 4 PM)

 1:30 PM - Bingo in the tent near the ball diamond

 2:30 PM - Motor City Manouche performing on the Tent Stage

 4:30 PM - Midlife Jazz performing on the Tent Stage

 5:00 PM - Corn Eating Contest near the corn booth

 6:00 PM - Max Marshall performing on the Bonduelle Stage

 7:15 PM - Festival Welcoming Event on the Bonduelle Stage

 7:30 PM - Christee Palace performing on the Bonduelle Stage

 9:00 PM - Jody Rafoul performing on the Bonduelle Stage

11:00 PM – Park closes

Saturday, August 24, 2019 – Family Day

11:00 AM – Largest Small Town Parade

12:00 PM – Midway opens

12:00 PM – Free children's interactive activities, bouncy castle, mini golf and corn maze (till 6 PM)

12:00 PM - Junkestra (till 6 PM)

 1:00 PM - Free swimming at the Tecumseh Leisure Pool (till 4 PM)

 1:30 PM - Free Pony Rides (till 4:30 PM)

 1:30 PM - Jangles the Clown (till 5:00 PM) walk-about entertainment

 2:30 PM - Fred Penner performing on the Bonduelle Stage

 4:00 PM - Colouring Contest in the entertainment tent

 4:30 PM - Border City Barkers Dog Agility Show in front of the Bonduelle Stage

 5:00 PM - Corn Eating Contest near the corn booth

 5:00 PM - Bishop Boys performing on the Bonduelle Stage

 7:00 PM - Phil Kane Trio with Guests performing on the Bonduelle Stage

 9:00 PM - Pretzel Logic performing on the Bonduelle Stage

11:00 PM – Park closes

Sunday, August 25, 2019 – Classic Cars & Golden Oldies Day

12:00 PM – Midway opens

12:00 PM – Free children's interactive activities, bouncy castle, mini golf and corn maze (till 6 PM)

12:00 PM - Junkestra (till 6 PM)

12:00 PM – Cream of the Crop Invitational Car Show (till 4 PM)

12:00 PM - Music from the 50's, 60's and Motown performing on the Bonduelle Stage

12:00 PM - Pickleball demonstrations (till 2 PM)

 1:00 PM - Free swimming at the Tecumseh Leisure Pool (till 4 PM)

 1:00 PM - Jangles the Clown (till 5 PM) walk-about entertainment

 3:00 PM - Border City Barkers Dog Agility Show in front of the Bonduelle Stage

 4:00 PM - Corn Eating Contest near the corn booth

 4:00 PM – Miss Tecumseh Pageant on the Bonduelle Stage

 7:00 PM – Park closes

Admission and Ticket Information

$5.00 Daily general park admission

Free admission for Seniors on Friday for “Senior's Day” all day

Children 12 & under are FREE all weekend

Cash only

Festival admission gate locations are:

Gate 1 – Lacasse Boulevard North (Lacasse / Meander)

Gate 2 – Kimberly Crescent Walkway

Gate 3 – Michael Drive Walkway

Gate 4 – Brenda Crescent Walkway

Gate 5 – Lacasse Boulevard South (Lacasse / Clapp)

Admission will be collected until 10 PM on Friday and Saturday, and until 6 PM on Sunday.

All paid park admission includes live entertainment and concerts scheduled on the festival stage.

All persons entering Lacasse Park are subject to having their carry on bag searched by the Ontario Provincial Police. This is to ensure the safety of our visitors. Failure to comply with this directive will result in removal from the park for the entire festival weekend. It is recommended that backpacks and large bags not be brought into the park.

Vendors

The Town of Tecumseh is now accepting applications to participate as a vendor in the 2019 Tecumseh Corn Festival, including Food Vendors, Merchandise Vendors, Informational/Promotional Vendors, and Arts & Craft Vendors.

For a complete list of Vendor Terms & Conditions, see the Vendor Booth Application.

Application deadline is Friday, August 9, 2019. Space is limited, so vendors are encouraged to take advantage of the Early Bird Fee and submit a completed application by July 26th.

 

Welcome 2019 Corn Festival Vendors!

Best Fajita in Town

Bubble Tea Express

Dairy Treats

Discount Candies

J. Winston Foods

MICA

MPP Percy Hatfield

Proof Experiences on behalf of Food Basics

Scentsy

Smothered Spuds

T-Shirts & More Inc.

Cream of the Crop Invitational Car Show

Sunday, August 25, 2019

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Presented by Muscle Cars & Classics, the Cream of the Crop Invitational Car Show will showcase the best of the best classic and muscle cars in Windsor-Essex. The show will include a variety of local-area celebrities and their vehicles. Participating cars and their owners are selected to join the event after attending various weekly cruise-ins / annual car shows from across Essex County.

Invitations to the Cream of the Crop Invitational strengths the car show community by encouraging enthusiasts to display their vehicles at their best throughout the show season.

Entrance to the car show is included in the festival general park admission fee and the show area is located in the north west area of the park near the ball diamond.

Car owners not selected to participate in the Cream of the Crop Invitational Car Show are welcome to display their vehicles at the Corn Festival. A designated area will be available near the Invitational Show for you to showcase your vehicle. Car owners may arrive starting at 11:00 AM to be directed to the display area. Admission fee is $10 and will be collected upon entering the area. Limited space is available.

Miss Tecumseh Pageant

2019 Miss Tecumseh Pageant

Sunday, August 25, 2019

4:00 PM

Bonduelle Stage

Parade

2019 Tecumseh Corn Festival Parade

Saturday, August 24, 2019

11:00 AM

The parade commences at the intersection of McNorton Street and Lesperance Road.  It will proceed southerly along Lesperance Road to Tecumseh Road.  The parade will continue on Tecumseh Road easterly to Lacasse Boulevard.  On Lacasse Blvd. the parade will continue directly north to Lacasse Park. See the map of the parade route for road closures.

Spectators along the parade route are encouraged to bring along canned goods to be donated to the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Volunteers from the St. Vincent de Paul Society will be collecting the canned goods along the parade route. You may also drop off your canned goods at the Festival Park entrances.

To participate in the parade, please return a please return a completed Parade Application to the Tecumseh Parks and Recreation office no later than Friday, August 2, 2019. Paid entry fee is required at the time application is received. Band / Entertainers that wish to participate are asked to complete an application early indicating their participation rate/fee.

Event Staff

Applications for Festival Event Staff are now being accepted. Event staff assist with a variety of tasks at the festival including but not limited to set-up and take-down, directing traffic, clean-up, crowd management, and admission collection.

Event Staff – Adult Application

Event Staff – Student Application

Persons interested in working at the festival as a member of the Event Staff team are asked to complete an application by June 27, 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by July 26, 2019 and will be required to attend an information / training session scheduled on Monday, August 12, 2019 starting at 6:00 PM in the Centre Ice Room, Tecumseh Arena.

Volunteers

Applications to volunteer for the Tecumseh Corn Festival are now being accepted. Volunteers help with a variety of festival activities, including but not limited to festival/ground maintenance and control, clean-up/tear-down, interactive activities, contests, information booth and merchandise sales. High School Students that require community volunteer service are welcome and hours will be verified by the Manager of Recreation Programs & Events.

Volunteer Application

Persons interested in volunteering at the festival are asked to complete an application by June 27, 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by July 26, 2019 and will be required to attend an information / training session scheduled on Monday, August 12, 2019 starting at 6:00 PM in the Centre Ice Room, Tecumseh Arena.

Parking

On-Site Parking is available at Lacasse Park. 

$5.00 parking fee per vehicle.

Parking is subject to available space and turf conditions.

Visitors that require Accessible Parking are asked to inform the Festival Attendant at the entrance of Lacasse Park with your Accessible Parking pass so that you may be directed to the on-site accessible paid parking area.

Visitors parking on municipal roadways are reminded to please adhere to all posted traffic and parking signs.   The municipal parking lots of Tecumseh Town Hall and Tecumseh Arena are available for parking.

Sponsorship

The Town of Tecumseh invites you to become a sponsor of the Tecumseh Corn Festival.

The Tecumseh Corn Festival is one of the truly iconic events in Southwestern Ontario serving the community for over 40 years. The Festival offers a wholesome family environment and entertainment that annually attracts thousands of visitors.

The Tecumseh Corn Festival has been recognized as a Top 100 Festival in Ontario. It is supported by local community service groups, volunteers, and community leaders. We welcome you to join us!

For more information, review our Sponsorship Package or contact the Tecumseh Parks and Recreation Department.

Thank you to our Sponsors!!

Bonduelle logo

Logo Optimist Club of St Clair Beach

 

AM800 CKLW

Chartwell St. Clair Beach Retirement Residence

Cool 100.7

Essex Power Youth In Community

Mix 96.7

Tecumseh BIA

Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island

Vespa Vision Centre

WFCU Credit Union

Windsor's Country 95.9

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the dates of the Festival?

The Festival is always scheduled for the weekend prior to the Labour Day weekend.

The 44th annual Tecumseh Corn Festival is Friday, August 23 to Sunday, August 25, 2019 at Lacasse Park.

What are the hours of the Festival?

Friday, August 23, 2019: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Saturday, August 24, 2019: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM (parade starts at 11:00 AM)

Sunday, August 25, 2019: 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Does the admission fee include the concerts?

Yes, paid admission includes live entertainment and concerts on the festival stage. All concerts are general view areas.

How do I get to Lacasse Park?

Lacasse Park is located at 590 Lacasse Blvd, Tecumseh, Ontario

If you are travelling from the 401 Highway, exit on County Road 19 North (Manning Road).  Continue on Manning Road and turn left on Tecumseh Road.  Travel on Tecumseh Road to Lacasse Blvd.  Turn Right on Lacasse Blvd and the park will be located on the right hand side.

If you are travelling from the United States (Bridge or Tunnel), drive east on Riverside Drive and turn right on Lacasse Blvd.

Can I bring a lawn chair to watch the concerts?

Yes, all concerts are general view areas. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome.

Are there handicapped / accessible services available?

Limited on-site handicapped parking is available at Lacasse Park.

Accessible portable toilets are available on the festival grounds.

The festival will provide on-site transportation to festival ground locations for those that require assistance. Speak to one of the Event Staff personnel when entering the festival grounds and they will radio for a complimentary in-park shuttle to come pick you up.

Are pets allowed in the park during the festival?

No, pets are not permitted on the festival grounds due to the large volume of visitors within the park.

Am I allowed to bring my bike during the festival?

No, bicycles are not permitted in the park during the festival.

Is the pool open during the festival?

No. The Tecumseh Leisure Pool is closed starting on Thursday and will re-open for scheduled lessons and recreational swims on Monday.

Is the corn at the festival genetically modified corn?

The supplier of the corn is Bonduelle Ontario and they have confirmed that they do not plant any genetically modified corn.