Sullivan Rotary

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, Country Legends (Garth Brooks, Zac Brown, Keith Urban Tribute), Craig and the Crawdads, Cynthia Layne, Eliminator (ZZ Top Tribute), Endless Summer Band, Tusk(Fleetwood Mac Tribute), 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 will be available closer to the Corn Festival!

  • Springer Insurance - 823 N. Section St.
  • Sullivan Daily Times - 115 W. Jackson Street
  • Puddytats House of Ink - 105 S. Main Street
  • Petty Pit Stop - 4 W Washington Street
  • Sullivan Community Hospital -  2200 N Section Street
  • First Farmer's Bank & Trust - 32 S Court Street
  • RCA School Office - 2385 N St Rd 63
  • DUCS School Office - 7356 E Co Rd 50 S Dugger, IN
  • Carlisle School Office - 204 W Eaton Street Carlisle, IN
  • Sullivan City Hall - 32 N. Court Street


Corn Festival T-shirts will be available closer to the Corn Festival!

  • Springer Insurance
  • First Farmer's Bank & Trust

Turtles sales will be available closer to the Corn Festival!

  • Springer Insurance - 823 N. Section St
  • First Farmer's Bank & Trust - 32 S. Court Street

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 22nd 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!

The 62nd Sullivan Rotary Corn Festival parade will be held Saturday, September 22, 2017 on Section Street at 1:00 p.m. The 2018 parade theme is "Back Home Again In Indiana"  Grand Marshal of the Parade is Richard Eric Pound. 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

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 19th through September 22nd. 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 Ian Hiatt at 812-201-4885 or email at

Tents & Stands registration form

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

Atlas Energy (above First Farmers Bank & Trust), will be accepting registrations Monday thru Friday 8:00 am-5:00 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 22nd. 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 Amber Carroll at 812-268-4377 or email at

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.