There’s something for everyone at Melvern’s Sunflower Days

Melvern Sunflower Days 4-H Fair starts up Thursday, June 21, 2018, promising traditional fun and nightly entertainment for everyone in the family.

The theme for the 2018 Melvern Sunflower Fair Days parade, which will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 23, will be “Those Crazy 80s!” All organizations, churches, school groups, businesses are invited to display a float in the parade, with a $200 prize to be presented to the float winner; second place wins $125, and third place wins $75.

The parade will also feature bicycles, with all kids and others invited to decorate their bikes according to the parade theme. Everyone who shows up with a decorated bicycle will receive a prize. Parade cyclists should meet no later than 6:50 p.m. Saturday, at the corner of Main and Spring streets to get a place in line and claim their prize. Parents can walk or ride with their children in the parade if they would like.

On Thursday, June 21, will be the Melvern Sunflower Days Baby Show. Anyone with with a child younger than 12 months is invited to enter in the baby show, which begins at 6 p.m. Age brackets are infant to six months, and seven to 12 months. Babies are to wear their diapers only. Prizes will be awarded for the winning babies.

Also Thursday evening, beginning at 7 p.m. the Lawhorn Gospel Blues will be playing on the stage at the Melvern basketball court in the park. Everyone is encouraged to bring your chairs and kick back and listen to the gospel music the group will be sharing.

Entertainment on Friday evening will include HB Drover, a two-man bluegrass band. They will be playing 7-9 p.m. Friday, June 22 at the basketball court stage.

During the day on Friday will be the Sunflower Days stockman competition for Frontier District 4-H members. Participants are required to complete a livestock knowledge exam, two livestock classes to judge, an oral reasons class, and a questions class, and then a showmanship class of their species from their 4-H project. Trophy buckles are awarded to champion and reserve champion of senior, intermediate and junior divisions; also presented is a buckle for peewee showmanship only. The stockman competition begins at 1 p.m. Friday with the livestock knowledge portion of the contest. Livestock evaluation begins at 3 p.m.; showmanship begins at 6 p.m.

Evening entertainment on Saturday will feature Savanna Chestnut and the Field Hands, who will be playing live 9 p.m.-12 a.m. at the Melvern Community Center. The show has $3 entry fee per person and $20 per cooler; no concessions available. ID will be required for anyone consuming alcoholic beverages; must be 21 years of age or older to enter.

Saturday morning will bring the traditional kids races and old-fashioned games. Kids of all ages are invited to participate in the games and races, which will be held at the Melvern baseball fields.

For more information, contact fair board members Shannon Bowers, 785-893-3307, Angie Treinen, 785-224-6475, Linda Irey, 785-418-8423, or Dan Bowers, 785-249-7811; or find Melvern Sunflower Days on Facebook.

See the 2018 Sunflower Days schedule here.

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