Corn Palace Festival Exhibit Book

Here’s an opportunity to showcase your creativity at this year’s Corn Palace Festival. You can bake a cake, color or create a picture, show off your homegrown produce, design a flower arrangement or make one of the many other options.

Ages 6 & over are eligible to compete in the Corn Palace Festival Open Class Exhibits.
(Age as of Tuesday, August 19, 2014). Categories include: Art, Crafts & Photography, Foods, Horticulture/Agriculture, Floriculture, and Culinary.

All requirements for each exhibit can be found in the Open Class Exhibit Book. Each exhibit must be marked with an entry tag containing the exhibitor’s name, age, category, class, division, and a brief description of the exhibit. There is a maximum of one entry per person per class.

CLICK HERE for an Open Class Exhibit Book, entry form, entry tags and coloring contest page.

Exhibits must be delivered to the Corn Palace on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 by 6 p.m. The judging will begin at that time. All projects will be displayed by 2 p.m. the following day. All exhibits must be picked up from the Corn Palace on Sunday, August 24, 2014 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. or will be discarded. 

When submitting parishable items, all produce becomes Corn Palace property. We are not responsible for the exhibits.

All beginner exhibits will be given a ribbon. A grand champion, first and second place ribbon will be awarded in all other divisions. A grand champion will be announced in each division of every class and will receive a ribbon along with a Corn Palace Festival prize (carnival ride pass or concert ticket).

Exhibits will be judged on: Visual appearance, Originality, Workmanship/Craftsmanship

Class Numbering System: 


Example: Arts & Crafts 001 (B)


The word(s) is the Category - Arts & Crafts


The 3 digits are the Class - 001


The letter in parenthesis is the Division -


       (B) Beginning level, ages 6-12  


       (J) Junior level, ages 13-18


       (S) Senior level, ages 19 and over


       (Age as of Tuesday, August 20, 2013)


For more information or questions, call the Corn Palace Box Office at 800-289-7469.