WHEN: Friday, August 16 + Saturday, August 17
WHERE: Lance Park – 55 Lance Dr., Twin Lakes, WI 53181
ENTRY FEE: Entry fee gets you access into the event + all-you-can-eat corn
$6 for a one-day wristband
$10 for a two-day wristband
Kids under 5-years-old are free
<< KNOW BEFORE YOU GO >>
FOOD & DRINKS:
We get that some people might not love corn as much as we do. And, that’s fine. There will be other non-corn related food items for purchase as well as drinks. NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL ALLOWED (coolers will be checked to make sure no outside alcohol is brought into the event). We don’t want to be like that, but permits…and rules…so there you go. There will be plenty of beer and White Claw available on-site via cash/credit card ... and an after party at Sunset Grill, where you can really get your buzz on.
Bring Your Own Chair: For the full “day at the lake” experience, you’ll want to bring own chair or outdoor blanket. We will have bleachers and picnic tables onsite for your use, but bleachers don’t scream “fun lake day” to us. The main area to catch the on-water action is from the Corn Cob Arena (pictured below) -- the ledge on each step is brick, followed by compounded gravel so you'll want to bring a blanket or towel to sit on.
THE CORN COB ARENA
This is the “Nut Bowl” – we know this might sound weird to some of you, but its named after the showski team (Aquanuts) that performs at Lance Park every Wednesday and Saturday night from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
You can watch the on-water action, get a close-up view of the corn-eating contest and dance your butt off to the live music all from the Corn Cob Arena (named Nut Bowl the other 364 days of the year). There are super fresh bathrooms on-site as well as porta-potties. And, parking is real simple – there’s a parking lot located on-site, with excess flowing onto Lance Drive (no fee to park). Lance Park is in a pretty sick spot. It’s in the heart of downtown Twin Lakes with some sweet local bars less than a block away, along with some good eats.
CASH & CREDIT CARDS:
You can use both, almost everywhere! The front entrance and beer garden are able to accept credit cards, though food & non-alcoholic beverages are cash only. If you need cash, you can take a walk down Main Street and find an ATM…Mad Dan’s would be your closest option, but feel free to stroll. Main Street also has an ATM ... and delicious string cheese.
EXIT & RE-ENTRY:
Sure, you’re all good to come and go as you please -- just flash your all-you-can-eat corn wristband on your way back in.
LOST & FOUND:
Lose something at TL CornFest? Or, maybe you found something super rad? Do the right thing and turn it in at the main entrance.
GETTING TO TL CORNFEST:
Twin Lakes is super easy to get to...and, you will have to drive through some corn fields (don’t get too excited, the corn will already be pulled by then). Do you know where Wilmot Mountain is? Good. Do you know how to get to Lake Geneva? Good. Both are pretty close to Twin Lakes.
From Milwaukee, you’re looking at an hour either from I-94E, or WI-36 S. Chicagoans – you’re looking at an hour to hour and a half drive, with a good chunk of it on I-94W. If you plan to drink, please don’t be an idiot and take an Uber or Lyft – both operate in Twin Lakes.
Planning to make a weekend of it and hang out an extra day for a boat demo? It's easy to make a weekend out of it…here are your lodging options near Twin Lakes:
Book a hotel in Lake Geneva (there are plenty!)
Reserve a spot at the Super 8 by Wyndham in Richmond