Lyndon celebrates 150 years of township

It’s fall! And it’s 2020! So what could be better than a fall festival the likes of which you’ve never seen: the Lyndon Fall Festival celebrates the town’s 150th anniversary this year. The community plans an all day sesquicentennial celebration Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, with events going on 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

For the early birds, Lions Club will serve up pancake breakfast 7-9 a.m., kicking off the day’s food sales.

Events will be ongoing on the courthouse lawn, including townsfolk in period dress, kids games, mountain man camp, library book sale, touch-a-truck, and other activities. The evening finale will be presented by the Highway 75 Band, with a concert 6-10 p.m.

See the schedule below for all of the festival’s activities and events:

City Park

  • 7-9 a.m. Pancake Feed by Lions Club
  • 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Car Cruise-In at City Park
  • 10 a.m. Visit Bailey Log House

Jones Park

  • 7 a.m. – Tiger Trot 5k for Elsie Stout Memorial Scholarship

Around Town

  • All day – Scavenger hunt (starts at Lyndon Pride booth) all day
  • 10 a.m. – Lyndon Saddle Club “Raceo” (unique horse races)
  • 9 a.m.-6 p.m. – Transformation Tour at Lyndon Guesthouse

Courthouse Square

  • Food sales all day (see food list)
  • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. – Prayer station by Billy Richmond
  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. – Lyndon Carnegie Library book sale
  • Period clothing showcase
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Mountain Man camp
  • 10 a.m. – Pumpkin painting sponsored by AdVanced Title
  • 10 a.m. – Horseshoe pitch sponsored by Lyndon Rec
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Art show at city hall
  • 10 a.m.- sundown – Yard games on the courthouse lawn
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. – Author Courtney Turcotte Bond, book signing at Chapters
  • 11 a.m.-3 p.m. – Kids treasure hunt sponsored by Citizens State Bank
  • 1 p.m. – Minnow races sponsored by Melvern Lake Marina
  • 4 p.m. – Osage County Fire District No. 5 touch a truck
  • 4:30 p.m. – Chili cook-off (entry forms at Liberty Realty and Lyndon State Bank)
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Caricatures by Shannon at city hall
  • 2 p.m. – Kids art activities at city hall sponsored by Hanna’s Auto Repair
  • 6-10 p.m. Highway 75 Band concert

All day

  • 150th anniversary T-shirts for sale all day
  • Harvest farm equipment sponsored by Sloop Sales and Hook Repair

Food

City Park

  • 7-9 a.m. – Pancake breakfast by Lions Club
  • Buzzards Pizza delivery

Courthouse Lawn

  • 9 a.m.-2 p.m. – Brats, dogs, and nachos by Lyndon United Methodist Church
  • 11 a.m.-3 p.m. – Walking tacos by Lyndon Carnegie Library
  • 11 a.m.-3 p.m. – Burgers and pulled pork from Ann’s Diner
  • 10 a.m. – Thrills Famous Kettle Corn
  • 5-7 p.m. Ice cream by Mt. Pleasant Community Church Youth Group
  • 4:30-6 p.m. – Chili cook-off
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