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Family entertainment featured for Osage County Fair, July 10-13, 2019

Get ready for families working together and having a good time with an assortment of entertainment. The Osage County Fair gets underway Wednesday, July 10, and runs through Saturday night, July 13, 2019.

The Osage County Fair Association promises “fun for all with entertainment for the entire family” at the fairgrounds in Osage City’s Jones Park

This year’s fair continues a longtime tradition.

“The first fair was in 1946 and increasingly attracts spectators and participants from Osage County and northeast Kansas,” said Josi Bosse, fair board member. “That’s for the 4-H and open class exhibits, parade, and music, plus carnival attractions with midway rides.”

Perhaps most importantly to a county fair, there’ll be livestock shows every day. Of course, competitions are also planned for most agriculture productions and vast rural domestic creations. The fair board is offering barn quilting classes for those interested.

Entertainment for Wednesday evening, will be the Backyard Legends Band.

Barnyard Olympics will test abilities of participants doing farm tasks in a uniquely enjoyable way is Thursday afternoon, July 11. Family Fun Night is Thursday evening with a pie contest, a mechanical bull, climbing wall, bingo and disc jockey music.

The animal costume contest Friday afternoon, July 12, creates fun for those doing the dressing, spectators, and maybe animals, too.

Highlight of fair week is the Osage City Chamber of Commerce’s parade, with a theme of  “Fresh From The Farm,” down Osage City’s Market Street 6:30 p.m. Friday. An array of entries local and from afar is expected with participation invited, or bring a lawn chair to watch.

Friday evening’s entertainment will be a talent show, hosted by the Lions Club and Harmon Dental. The stage will be set east of the Osage City Community Building at the basketball courts. All are invited to bring lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of local talented individuals competing for cash prizes.

As always, fair food will be the fare at the fair. The Lions Club will have its traditional hamburger stand at the community building. Food trucks are scheduled to be available Wednesday evening. An ice cream social fundraiser is planned to cool off spectators as the talent show concludes on Friday.

Saturday, July 13, is jam packed with a car show, touch-a-truck, and a cornhole tournament. Pay time for youth fair exhibitors is the evening livestock auction, and the Brickhouse Band concert concludes the fair.

See the fair’s schedule below (as published in the Osage County Fairbook).

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

  • 7 a.m. – Fairgrounds open to the public
  • 8-11 a.m. – All exhibits entry
  • 11:30 a.m. – Mandatory livestock exhibitor meeting – Fredrickson Arena
  • 1 p.m. – Judging starts for exhibits – OCPR Building (closed to the public while judging)
  • 1 p.m. – 4-H dog show and pet show – near community building
  • 5:30 p.m. – 4-H Style Revue – community building
  • 6-10 p.m. – “Backyard Legends” Band; vendors
  • 7 p.m. – 4-H sheep and goat show – Fredrickson Arena

Thursday, July 11, 2019

  • 1 p.m. – Barnyard Olympics – outside pavilion
  • 6:30 p.m. – 4-H bucket calf, dairy show – Fredrickson Arena
  • 7 p.m. – 4-H beef show – Fredrickson Arena
  • 6-10 p.m. – Mechanical bull rides
  • 6:30 p.m. – Climbing wall, jousting, Jenga, tic-tac-toe
  • 6-8 p.m. – “Bingo” – community building
  • 6 p.m. – Registration and check-in for pie baking contest in community building
  • 6:30 p.m. – Pie baking contest judging in community building
  • 6-10 p.m. – DJ entertainment – outside community building

Friday, July 12, 2019

  • 8 a.m. – Donuts and juice provided.
  • 9 a.m. – 4-H livestock judging contest – Fredrickson Arena
  • 10:30 a.m. – 4-H rabbit and poultry show – pavilion
  • 1 p.m. – 4-H and open class animal costume contest – Fredrickson Arena
  • 6 p.m. – 4-H swine show – Fredrickson Arena
  • 6:30 p.m. – Chamber of Commerce Parade – Theme: “Fresh from the Farm” – Downtown Osage City
  • 7 p.m. – OCHS Band performance – outside community building
  • 7:30 p.m. – Talent show

Saturday, July 13, 2019

  • 9 a.m. – 4-H round robin showmanship – Fredrickson Arena
  • 9 a.m. – Twin Lake Cruisers Car Show – west of football field
  • 11 a.m. – Touch-a-truck
  • 12-1:30 p.m. – All exhibits released from fairground, pick up premium checks at pavilion office window.
  • 4 p.m. – Registration and check-in for cornhole tournament outside community building
  • 4:30 p.m. – Cornhole tournament
  • 6:30 p.m. – 4-H livestock premium sale – Fredrickson Arena; buyer’s dinner
  • 9 p.m. – BrickHorse Band

Graphic thanks to Osage County Fair Association.

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