Carmi Kiwanis Corn Days 2019 is upon us again. With that comes some Road Closures and traffic detour patterns to allow for safe travels for traffic and pedestrians. Church Street between Main and Cherry will be blocked beginning around 4:00 pm on Thursday, October 10, to allow for carnival rides to be set up. Walnut Street, between Main and Cherry will also be partially blocked beginning Thursday night to allow for the setup of the Main Stage on Friday morning. The set traffic detour pattern will be in place starting at 3:00 pm on Friday, October 11. After 3:00 vendors will begin setting up on Main Street. Vendors will NOT be allowed to set up prior to 3:00 due to State Regulations and traffic hazards. Any vehicles parked on Main Street between Main Cross and Jessup after 3:00 on Friday are subject to being towed at the owner’s expense. No admittance is allowed during this time to any traffic other than vendors setting up. The detour traffic pattern will be the same as years past with the detour being from East Main to Locust, onto Cherry, and then onto Oak. Any vehicles parked along the detour route on Locust and Cherry after 3:00 on Friday are subject to being towed at the owner’s expense. These routes will be visibly marked with no parking signs and detour route signs. This detour will be in place until approximately 2:00 am on Sunday, October 13. Please feel free to call the Carmi police Department at 382-4633 with any questions regarding the established routes.
The parade begins at 4:00 pm on Saturday, October 12. At that time all traffic will be diverted at Main onto Fairground Road and then onto Oak for the detour around Main until such time as the parade is over.
Please remember that alcohol is not allowed to be taken outside of the bar establishments unless there is a secured area that is not accessible to the general public. Further, NO alcohol is allowed in or adjacent to any street or alley or on or adjacent to the public sidewalks. This will be monitored and enforced with citations issued if necessary. Please be responsible and mindful of your actions. We hope everyone is able to attend and has a safe and enjoyable 2019 Corn Days!