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It’s fair time at Osage City: 2023 Osage County Fair gets underway

It’s summer and that means it’s fair time in Osage County. The Osage County Fair gets underway this week, July 18-23, 2023, at Osage City. A varied source of events and entertainment will be presented at Osage City’s Jones Park. Exhibitors set up Tuesday, animals and livestock are to be entered Wednesday, followed by the dog show, style revue, and goat and sheep show.

Thursday, Lions Club will open the club’s traditional food stand at 6 a.m. and will serve through the evening daily during the fair. From 6-9 p.m. will be community entertainment for all ages. The traditional Pie Baking Contest registration will be 5-6:15 p.m. and the contest will be at 6:30 p.m. inside the Osage City Community Building.

Friday, the parade begins at 6:30 p.m. along Market Street, and then the entertainment moves to Jones Park, where there will be inflatables, for the kids, and an axe throw for warriors, lumberjacks and frontiersmen. The St. Patrick Altar Society will sponsor bingo 7:30-9 p.m. at the community building. “Savanna Chestnut and the Hard Hands” will provide live musical entertainment 8-11 p.m. on the stage east of the community building. They will take a break at 10 p.m. for the fireworks display and resume playing afterward.

Saturday will be the final day of the fair, featuring the Touch-A-Truck event, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the stadium parking lot. Registration for the annual Cornhole Tournament will begin at 2:30 p.m. at the community building, with play starting at 3.

For more information, see www.osagecountyfair.org. See the fair schedule below:

78th Annual Osage County Fair – Osage City
Fair Events and Entertainment Schedule
Fairgrounds will close daily 30 minutes after last evening event.
Exhibit building hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Tuesday, July 18 – All day setup of tack and equipment – No animals allowed until Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 19

  • 7 a.m. – Fairgrounds open to the public
  • 8-11 a.m. – All exhibits entry (4-H, Open, FFA, Girl Scout/Boy Scout) Exhibit Hall and Fredrickson Arena
  • 8 a.m. – Donuts and juice
  • 10 a.m. – Goats and Sheep vet check – all goats and sheep must be vet checked before unloaded
  • 11 a.m. – Mandatory livestock exhibitor meeting – Fredrickson Arena
  • 11:30 p.m. – Exhibitor luncheon
  • 12 p.m. – Livestock weigh-in
  • 1 p.m. – Exhibit judging starts – Exhibit Hall closed to the public while judging
  • 2 p.m. – 4-H Dog Show– Community Building
  • 5 p.m. – 4-H Clothing Style Revue – Community Building
  • 6:30 p.m. – 4-H Sheep and Goat Show – Fredrickson Arena

Thursday, July 20

  • 6 a.m. – Lions Club food stand opens
  • 9 a.m. – 4-H and Open Poultry Show – Pavilion
  • 6-9 p.m. – Community entertainment – east of Community Building
  • 5-6:15 p.m. – Registration and check-in for pie baking contest in Community Building
  • 6:30 p.m. – Blue Ribbon Pie Baking Contest – judging in Community Building
  • 6:30 p.m. – 4-H Bucket Calf and Dairy Show – Fredrickson Arena
  • 7 p.m. – 4-H and Open Beef Show – Fredrickson Arena

Friday, July 21

  • 6 a.m. – Lions Club food stand opens
  • 9 a.m. – 4-H and Open Rabbit Show – Pavilion
  • 9-11 a.m. – 4-H Ambassadors Pancakes and Games – Arena/Pavilion
  • 1 p.m. – 4-H and Open Pet Show– Fredrickson Arena
  • 5-9 p.m. – Inflatable entertainment – east of Community Building
  • 6:30 p.m. – Chamber of Commerce Parade Theme: “Country Strong”– Downtown Osage City
  • 6:30 p.m. – 4-H and Open Swine Show – Fredrickson Arena
  • 7 p.m. – Hatchet throw – east of Community Building
  • 7:30 p.m. – Homemade Ice Cream Social – outside the Community Building
  • 7:30-9:30 p.m. Bingo – sponsored by the St. Patrick Altar Society (Community Building)
  • 7:30 p.m. – Train Rides – sponsored by Garrett’s Fireworks
  • 8-10 p.m. – Band “Savanna Chestnut and the Field Hands”, on stage east of Community Building
  • 10 p.m. approximately – Fireworks display

Saturday, July 22

  • 6 a.m. – Lions Club food stand opens – all you can eat breakfast
  • 8 a.m. – Donuts and juice
  • 9 a.m. – 4-H Round Robin Showmanship – Fredrickson Arena
  • 9 -12 p.m. – Touch-A-Truck event – west of Football Field
  • 11 – 2 p.m. – All exhibits released from Fairground, Exhibit Hall and Livestock Barns
  • 2:30 p.m. – Registration and check-in for Corn-Hole Tournament – inside Exhibit Hall
  • 3 p.m. – Corn-Hole Tournament – inside Exhibit Hall
  • 6:30 p.m. – 4-H Livestock Sale – Fredrickson Arena

Sunday, July 23 – 12-2 p.m. – Fair clean-up, premium checks ready for pick-up at pavilion office window after clean-up.

For more information, see https://www.osagecountyfair.org

Information thanks to the Osage City Chamber of Commerce and Osage County Fair Association.

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