Corn Fest celebration means downtown DeKalb street closures

cornfest-logo-e1438289306986This weekend’s annual Corn Fest will attract thousands of people to the DeKalb community.

Event organizers and the DeKalb Police Department want visitors and residents to know about road and parking lot closures leading up to, and during, the festival.

The carnival is located in the city lots of Glidden, Ellwood and Haish, which are located between Oak Street and Locust Street off of Second and Third streets. The carnival also will take place in the parking lots of Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home, Frontier Communications, Russ Burns Law Office and the employee parking lot of the DeKalb Public Library. These parking lots are closed until 11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, for carnival set-up and tear-down.

The following closures will take place at noon Thursday, Aug. 27.:

  • Lincoln Highway between First and Fourth streets
  • Second Street from the railroad tracks north to Oak Street
  • Third Street from the railroad tracks north to Oak Street with the exception of traffic from First State Bank that will exit on to Third Street to Locust Street to proceed to Fourth Street until noon Saturday, Aug. 29
  • The city parking lot behind the DeKalb Chamber (Embree Lot). A limited number of parking spaces will be open for customers in front of Barb City Bagels.

road_closedClosure beginning on Thursday, Aug. 27th at 3:00 p.m. includes:

  • Locust St. between First and Third St. due to Farmer’s Market.

Note: Locust Street will remain partially open to First State Bank customers only. This is to accommodate the drive-through area which is open until noon Saturday. Locust Street (drive-through area to Fourth Street) will be closed from noon Saturday, Aug. 29 until 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30.

The City of DeKalb will post signs in advance as a reminder of downtown street and parking lot closures. Any vehicles in violation will be towed at the owner’s expense.

The city lots at Fourth and Grove streets and Second and Grove street swill remain open throughout the festival. Street parking will also be available on Locust Street east of Fourth Street.

Call (815) 748-2676 for more information.

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