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Melvern kicks off Osage County’s fair season with Sunflower Days

June is here and that means fair season is about to heat up in Osage County, with Melvern Sunflower Days 4-H Fair kicking off on June 22, 2017.

A family event, Melvern welcomes all to Sunflower Days, which offers three days of fun, including a baby show on Thursday, a bluegrass concert Friday, and the always popular finale parade Saturday evening. And don’t forget homemade ice cream, old fashioned games and kids races, a carnival, and the longtime tradition of 4-H and livestock exhibition.

Sunflower Days runs June 22-24, 2017; the Osage County Fair will be June 24-July 2, 2017, at Osage City; and the Overbrook Osage County Fair is Aug. 9-12, 2017.

Here’s the Melvern Sunflower Days 4-H Fair schedule:

Melvern Sunflower Days 4-H Fair Schedule, June 22-24, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

  • 3:30-5:30 p.m. – Registration, 4-H Exhibit Hall
  • 6 p.m. – Baby show at Melvern Community Center; two age divisions, 0-6 months and 6-12 months; sponsored by Helen Alley.
  • 6-11 p.m. – Carnival
  • 8 p.m. – Bingo
  • 7-8 p.m. – Lawhorn Gospel Blues – Jack and Linda Lawhorn at basketball court stage
  • 7 p.m. – Homemade ice cream at Melvern Community Center. Sponsored by Marais des Cygnes Valley FFA.
  • 6 p.m. – Army National Guard Activities

Friday, June 23, 2017

  • 8-9:30 a.m. – 4-H exhibitor registration
  • 10 a.m. – Judging, Exhibit Hall
  • 1 p.m. – Stockman Competition, Round 1, Livestock Knowledge
  • 3 p.m. – Stockman Competition, Round 2, Livestock Evaluation
  • 4 to 6:30 p.m. – Scavenger hunt at Veterans Park. All ages welcome. $5 entry fee. Prizes for first, second and third places. You must start hunt no later than 5:30 p.m.
  • 6 p.m. – Stockman Competition, Round 3, Showmanship
  • 6-11 p.m. – Carnival
  • 8 p.m. – Bingo
  • 7 p.m. – Homemade ice cream at Melvern Community Center. Sponsored by Melvern Fair Board
  • 7-9 p.m. – HB Drover Band, bluegrass
  • 6 p.m. – Army National Guard Activities

Saturday, June 24, 2017

  • 9 a.m. – Kids races at Melvern baseball fields. Old fashioned games follow kids races at baseball fields.
  • 6-11 p.m. – Carnival
  • 7 p.m. – Parade, theme “Summer Tailgating”; prizes for first, second and third places floats. (Must be a float to win prize money)
  • Ice cream at Melvern Community Center, sponsored by Melvern Junior Highline 4-H Club, following the parade.
  • Bingo will begin following the parade.
  • 6 p.m. – Army National Guard activities
  • 8-11 p.m. – DJ at basketball court bandstand; this entertainment will be for individuals 21 years of age and younger; $3 entry fee to enter.
  • 9 p.m.- midnight – DJ at the Melvern Community Center; $3 entry fee per person and $20 per cooler; no concessions available; I.D. required for anyone consuming alcoholic beverages; must be 21 years of age or older to enter.

Also note wristbands will be available all three nights of the carnival; $15 in advance. Carnival will offer wristbands for purchase the night of the carnival but at a greater price. Wristbands can be purchased in advance from a fair board member, Circle L Convenience Store or at the Lyndon State Bank’s Melvern branch.  Fair board members are Shannon Anschutz, 785-893-3307, Angie Treinen, 785-224-6475, Linda Irey, 785-418-8423, and Dan Bowers, 785-249-7811.

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