Sullivan Rotary



The Sullivan Rotary Club will be accessing an Entertainment Gate Admission Fee for the
nightly entertainment held at Central Plaza September 14-17, 2022.

Admission will be $15 to purchase a bracelet (ticket) for the performance each night.
A pre- sale 4-Day Pass value bracelet will be available for $25. That will admit anyone wearing
it all 4 days of the Entertainment. Any patron 16 years of age or younger will be admitted free of charge.

The gate fee will help pay for the many expenses (security, electrical improvements, trash
removal, and restrooms) incurred to produce the yearly Festival that has seen record growth for 4
years in a row!

It is our sincere desire to improve and grow the Festival every year to be one of the premiere
Festivals in the State of Indiana.

We look forward to welcoming each and everyone of you to the 2022 Sullivan County Rotary
Corn Festival featuring the first class Luehrs Amusements, a stellar Parade line-up, a fun Turtle
Derby, Free Corn Feed, and World Class Entertainment Nightly!

Thank you,

2022 Sullivan County Rotary Corn Festival
Sullivan Rotary Club

Carnival Bracelets are being sold at:

  • Springer Insurance - 823 N Section St.
  • Hand Picked Cars - 1000 N Section St
  • First Farmers Bank & Trust - 32 S Court St.

 Pre-sale bracelets are for $20 each and $30 each at the ticket booth.

Entertainment Bracelets are being sold at:

  • ​Springer Insurance - 823 N Section St.
  • Hand Picked Cars - 1000 N Section St.

$25 for a 4 day pass or $15 for a 1 day pass. 16 and under are free.

Corn Festival T-shirts are being sold at:

  • Springer Insurance - 823 N Section St
  •  Hand Picked Cars - 1000 N Section St.

Turtles sales are closed:

  • Springer Insurance - 823 N Section St.

Turtles are available for $10 a head.

Carnival Rides
Luehrs’ Ideal Rides from Belleville, Il 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 17th 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. & Mrs. 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 65th Sullivan Rotary Corn Festival parade will be held Saturday, September 17, 2022. The Parade form is available online or at Springer Insurance.

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 in the front building on 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 14th through September 17th. Our 2022 Tents and Stands Application is available for download on our page or you can stop by First Farmers Bank & Trust in Sullivan and speak to Andy Knoblett.

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 Andy Knoblett at First Farmers Bank & Trust in Sullivan, Indiana. You may also, 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. No refunds allowed.

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 17th. The Parade Reviewing Stand will take place at the Sullivan Furniture parking lot. 

The turtles will compete in heats of five to six 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 Springer Insurance at 812-268-4711 or email at
Turtles are available for $10 a head. 
See local business locations above to purchase turtles.