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 are NOW available at the following locations!!

  • Springer Insurance - 823 N. Section St.
  • Sullivan Daily Times - 115 W. Jackson Street
  • Sullivan Community Hospital -  2200 N. Section Street
  • First Farmer's Bank & Trust - 32 S Court Street
  • Sullivan Co Tourism/Chamber of Commerce - 25 S. Main St
  • Medleys Hardware - 101 N. Ledgerwood St. Carlisle
  • Hunt Monument Works - 7798 IN 54 Dugger 
  • The Newstand 6 S. Court St


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

  • Springer Insurance
  • First Farmer's Bank & Trust

Turtles sales are NOW available at the following locations!

  • Springer Insurance - 823 N. Section St
  • First Farmer's Bank & Trust - 32 S. Court Street
  • Sullivan Daily Times - 115 W. Jackson Street
  • Sullivan Co Tourism/Chamber of Commerce - 25 S. Main Street

Turtles are available for $10 a head.

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 21st 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.

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 63rd Sullivan Rotary Corn Festival parade will be held Saturday, September 21, 2019. The 2019 parade theme is "Giving Back to Our Community".  Our 2019 Parade Registration Form is now available to on our website under the Parade Tab above.  

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 one block immediately adjoining for the entire week of September 18th through September 21st. Our 2019 Tents and Stands Application is now available on our website under the Tents and Stands Tab above.

Tents & Stands registration form

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

You can deliver this form with Payment to Twila Usrey 32 S Court St Ste F Sullivan, Indiana 47882 on the second floor of First Farmers Bank and Trust. Or you can deliver it to Amber Carroll at First Farmers Bank and Trust, or email a copy of the completed and signed form to and pay with PayPal online. Tents and stands space is allocated on a first come first serve basis, the club reserves discretion in allocation of space sizes, locations, and utilities among vendors as the club determines in the club’s sole discretion to be most equitable for all vendors. The club will designate your space before you set up your tents or stand. The club strictly prohibits moving or trading of spaces.

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 21st. 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. 
See local business locations above to purchase turtles.