2017 Corn Festival

Welcome to the 2017 Morganfield Lions Club Corn Festival Web Site!

[Web Site updated as of August 4, 2017 - Please return frequently as new information is added as soon as it is available.]

General Festival Information
Dates: Thursday September 14th through Saturday September 16th
Theme: CORN - Powering Union County to Greatness

Featured Events

Morganfield Cross Fit Competition

Rebecca Burke is expecting to double or even triple the number competitors in 2017 in a multi-state competition hosted by Morganfield Cross Fit during the Morganfield Lions Club 2017 Corn Festival. The event is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 15th.  The event will be moved to the parking lot of McElroy Mitchell & Associates due to its expected increase in participation. The competition will be equipped with stations for the various challenges she has scheduled.  Applications to participate in the competitions will be available on this site in the near future.  A fee will be charged, which will allow Morganfield Cross Fit to make donations to local needy organizations.

3v3 Basketball Tournament at Legion Park

Watch for information about new event being planned at Legion Park. Date, time and rules will be forthcoming.

3v3 Basketball Participation Application

3v3 Basketball Waiver Form

3v3 Basketball Flyer

Sand Volleyball Tournament

Riverview Coal will sponsor a new event at 5:00 p.m. on September 14 at 2017 Corn Festival. Sign Up at 4:30 p.m.Sand Volleyball Tournament, $50 entry fee per team. Register by calling 270.285.2774 or email: kim.humphrey@arlp.com by September 7th.

Volleyball Tournament Brochure.

Back by popular demand. "Daniel Herron The Balloon Guy" from Henderson, Ky Thursday September 14th 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Click here to visit his web site.

The Balloon Guy

Schedule of Events
Thursday Friday Saturday 

11:00 a.m. Food Booths Open

4:30 p.m. Carnival Opens

5:00 p.m. National Anthem Opens Festival

5:00 p.m. Volleyball Tournament

5:30 p.m. Miss Teen Pageant - sponsored by Rotary Club

5:30 p.m. YMCA Corn Festival 5K Race- sponsored by UCB

6:30 p.m. Miss Corn Festival Pageant

8:00 a.m. Food and Craft Booths Open

9:00 a.m. BINGO - sponsored by Old National Bank

4:00 p.m. Little Mr and MIss Pageant - sponsored by Rotary Club

4:30 p.m. Carnival Opens

5:15 p.m. United Way Campaign Kick-Off

5:30 p.m. Miss Pre-Teen Pageant - sponsored by Rotary Club

6:00 p.m. Cross Fit Competition at McElroy Mitchell & Associates Parking Lot

7:00 p.m. Talent Show - sponsored by UCB

8:30 Fireworks, Legion Park, sponsored by Eidetik

9:00 a.m. Baby Contest - sponsored by Rotary Club

9:00 a.m. Corn Hole Contest [Not Yet Confirmed]

11:00 a.m. Cheer and Dance Contest

11:00 Carnival Opens

12:00 noon The Kentucky Gentlemen at Court House

2:00 p.m. Parade - sponsored by United Community Bank

4:00 p.m. Glass Tones at Renaissance Center



One of the largest parades in Western Kentucky starts at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday September 16th.  The parade attracts over 100 entries that include marching bands, beauty queens, Shriners, Grand Marshall, antique cars, huge tractors and other farm equipment, a Corn Cob mini-car, horses, riding lawn mowers, floats that are judged in 4 categories: Civic, School/Club, Business, Church/Religious. Applications and parade staging information will be posted below during the week of the festival.

Grand Prize Winner 2012

2017 Parade Application


Please note that the email address of your Vendor contact has changed this year but your contact is still Ruth Jones. The email address is pbns42437@yahoo.com

For Profit Vendors - Please print both pages, complete forms and submit to Ruth Jones per instructions

Vendor For Profit 2017 Application page 1
Vendor For Profit 2017 Application page 2

Not For Profit Vendors - Please print both pages, complete forms and submit to Ruth Jones per instructions

Vendor Not For Profit 2017 Application page 1
Vendor Not For Profit 2017 Application page 2

Sponsors and Advertisers

The Morganfield Lions Club thanks all of its sponsors and advertisers for their support, which makes the festival an annual success!

Festival Guide: Annually the Lions Club publishes a guide to the festival that contains important information about the festival, its events, its sponsors and advertisers and the individuals that it commemorates as Grand Marshal and Golden Kernel.

2017 Festival Guide Ad Price Increase

New Prices

Full Page -> $175
Half Page -> $90
1/3 Page -> $60
1/4 Page -> $50

2017 Pageants & Talent Contest

Pageant Applications

Baby Contest Application

Little Mr/Miss Miss Pre-Teen Application

Miss Corn Festival Application

Miss Teen Corn Festival Application

Featured Entertainment

The Kentucky Gentlemen

Added new musical event this year. The Kentucky Gentlemen will perform in front of Court House from noon until 1:45 p.m.. This event is being provided by the Morganfield Lions Club for early arrivers for Corn Festival Parade. Come early and enjoy the music. Click here to visit their web site. to sample their music before the Corn Festival.

The Morganfield Lions Club welcomes back the Glass Tones as the Saturday evening entertainment for the 2017 Corn Festival! Join the band at 4:00 p.m. for an enjoyable evening with wonderful music of the Glass Tones.


Half Price Night! All ride bracelets are half price from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday evening. Bring your kids for reduced price rides sponsored by the Morganfield Lions Club.

Original Festival Guide

Displayed below is what is believed to be the orginal Festival Guide published in September, 1975 by the Jaycees. It consisted of 22 total pages and 75 advertisers. Many of the advertisers are still in existence today but others have changed ownership or gone out of business entirely. For example, Barron's Processed Meats is now Jim David Meats but Reod & Gibson Texaco Service, which was located where Marko's is now a restaurant, has gone out of business.

Lions Program Guide