2019 Overbrook fair opens under cloudy skies

Overbrook fairgrounds, file photo.

The Overbrook Osage County Fair opened today, Aug. 7, 2019, amid stormy weather and rainy forecast for the four-day fair. Despite the weather, Osage County’s third and final fair of the season promises fun for the whole family, including nightly entertainment, a carnival, and livestock and other exhibits.

Thursday night brings action-packed All Star Wrestling to the fairgrounds; Friday will be an evening of country music featuring three bands; and Saturday night will be for the motor sports fans, who can watch crashing and banging at the team demolition derby.

One of fair fans’ favorite events, the annual fair parade, gets underway around 6 p.m. Saturday in downtown Overbrook. This year’s theme celebrates “Christmas in August” and creative float makers will vie for cash prizes. Overbrook’s parade also features the annual “Battle of the Bands”, with winners also rewarded with cash for their high school band.

Though the weathercast predicts possible rain for the next few days, grab your umbrella and rain coat just in case and check out all the 2019 Overbrook Osage County Fair has to offer.

Here’s the fair schedule:

Overbrook Osage County Fair Schedule
Aug. 7-10, 2019, Overbrook

Wednesday, Aug. 7

  • 8-11 a.m. 4-H Exhibitor check-in
  • 10-11 a.m. 4-H exhibitor and open class exhibitor check-in.
  • 11 a.m. all sheep and goats must be checked in and vet-checked.
  • 11 a.m. Mandatory meeting for all livestock exhibitors in the show arena.
  • Noon – Judging of all exhibits will begin except livestock; food for sale after judging.
  • Noon – 1 p.m. Weigh-in of all beef, sheep, swine and goats.
  • 1 p.m. Photography judging contest begins.
  • 6 p.m. King and queen crowning ceremony at show arena.
  • 7 p.m. Sheep show followed by dairy and goat shows

Thursday, Aug. 8

  • 9 a.m. Rabbit show
  • 12 Poultry show
  • 7 p.m. Swine show
  • 7 p.m. Wrestling event (Close up interaction, action packed! $5 admission.)
  • 6-10 p.m. Wrist band night for carnival

Friday, Aug. 9

  • 9 a.m. Beef showmanship clinic/contest registration
  • 6 p.m. Bucket calf show
  • 7 p.m. Beef show
  • 7 p.m. Country concert night featuring Brody Buster’s One Man Band, Brick Horse and Roan County Split.
  • 6-10 p.m. Wrist band night for carnival

Saturday, Aug. 10

  • 8:30 a.m. Pet show
  • 9:30 a.m. Dog show
  • 10 a.m. Round robin contest
  • 10 a.m. Kid Kontest at soccer fields
  • Noon  Kids pedal tractor pull
  • 5:30 p.m. Parade lineup; parade 6 p.m., theme “Christmas in August.”
  • 6:55 p.m. Livestock Parade of Champions
  • 7:15 p.m. 4-H Livestock Sale; buyers dinner afterward
  • 7:30 p.m. 16-team demolition derby featuring 40 cars
  • 6-10 p.m. Wrist band night for carnival

Schedule thanks to the 2019 Osage County Fairbook.

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