The area’s fair season is just around the corner. The Osage County Fair is set for Wednesday through Saturday.
The fair is at the fairgounds, 170th Highway and Stafford St., Osage City.
“The first fair was in 1946 and increasingly attracts spectators and participants from Osage County and northeast Kansas,” Josie Bosse, fair board member said. “That’s for the 4-H and open class exhibits, parade, and music, plus carnival attractions with midway rides. Fun for all with entertainment for the entire family.”
There will be livestock shows each day. The fair board is offering barn quilting classes.
The fair also be home to many different kinds of food with special food trucks available on Wednesday. The first night’s entertainment is by the Backyard Legends Band.
Barnyard Olympics, which tests participants abilities of doing farm tasks, is set for Thursday afternoon. Family Fun Night is Thursday evening along with the pie contest, a mechanical bull, climbing wall, bingo and disc jockey music.
The animal costume contest is Friday afternoon, The highlight of fair week is the parade, “Fresh From The Farm,” down Osage City’s Main Street, 6:30 p.m. Friday. A homemade ice cream social fundraiser and a talent show concludes the Friday schedule.
Saturday activities include a car show, Touch A Truck, and Corn Hole Tournament. The livestock auction and the Brickhouse Band concert concludes the fair.
Public transportation is available for those seeking rides to the fairgrounds.
Complete schedule can be found at www.osagecountyfair.org.
(Information provided by Frank J. Buchman)