Gladbrook Corn Carnival -- Covid-19 Style

June 19, 2020 - 6:30pm -- Parade Time


The 98th Gladbrook Corn Carnival will be celebrated in Covid-19 mini-style on Friday, June 19th with a car parade around town beginning at 6:30pm.

For anyone wishing to watch the parade not on the route, you may find a street to park on to view the car parade. The City Park, Peace Church parking lot, and main street (2nd Ave) are all good locations with parking available.


We will assemble in the United Methodist parking lot on Hwy 96 beginning at 6:00pm. Please enter the parking lot from the west side entrance. There will be volunteers who will help line cars up.


This event can and will happen if everyone abides by the following rules:

·Immediate family members only per car, pickup, or golf cart.

·You MUST remain in your vehicle before, during, and after the parade.

·No Class Floats or groups on flatbeds, please!

·Everyone wishing to watch the car parade, must remain in your vehicles where parked. If you live in town, you must remain in your yards or home on the route. The car parade route is shown below.  SOCIAL DISTANCING is a must to make this happen.

·Decorate your vehicle with whatever you want to celebrate CORNSTOCK 2020! Wear your Corn Carnival t-shirts. Be creative! Community members may also decorate your yards if you wish to help celebrate.

·After the parade, everyone please go home! Do not go to someone’s yard to celebrate, do not stand around other’s cars.  SOCIAL DISTANCING does not stop after the parade! These are crazy times and we want to continue to keep our community members and supporters healthy.

·The Gladbrook Fire and Ambulance Departments will be involved in the car parade.

·The Tama County Sheriff’s Office has been notified and will be present in town.

·And PLEASE, no candy can be thrown this year!


Click here for the Covid-19 Parade Route:  CC Car Parade Route.pdf 

Thank you to all for helping us celebrate our 98th Corn Carnival in a small, but Safe way!


The Corn Carnival Corporation Board Members