The county’s first fair this summer will be during Melvern
Sunflower Days, which got underway Wednesday with the goat and sheep
show. Melvern Sunflower Days 4-H Fair offers four days of 4-H activities
and other events, including free entertainment, ice cream, bingo,
and a carnival.
Thursday, 4-H and FFA entries are to be entered 8 a.m. to noon.
Activities continue with family and consumer science projects’
judging at 1 p.m., swine show at 6 p.m., baby show at 6:30, “Laughing
Matters” comedy duo at 7:30 p.m., bingo, and homemade ice
cream in the park.
At 9 a.m. Friday, 4-H judging continues with hand pets, fowl and
rabbits. At 5:30 p.m. the dairy cattle show begins followed by bucket
calves and beef cattle. Friday’s entertainment includes a
talent show at 7 p.m., and live entertainment at Legends at 9.
Fair activities run all day Saturday, beginning with children’s
races at 9 a.m. Old-fashioned games begin in the city park at 12:30
p.m. All exhibits will be released at noon.
Saturday evening, the parade line-up is at 6:15 followed by the
parade at 7. The parade will feature the Cruz Line Drummers, a 25-member
corps from Topeka High School, Kansas Adjutant General Mounted Color
Guard, and floats. This year’s parade theme is “Fairy
Live entertainment featuring singer Jenny Bales, from Branson, Mo.,
will begin at 8:30 p.m.
The fair will conclude with fireworks at nightfall following the
In case of inclement weather, some entertainment will be moved to
the community center.
For information, contact Darrel Schultze at (785) 549-3240, or
Jim Irey at (785) 549-3678. To register for the talent show, call
George Alexander at (785) 549-3419.