Carnival rides return to the fair this year in Osage City.
The 65th Osage City Osage County Fair began Wednesday and will continue
through Sunday at the Osage City fairgrounds. In addition to livestock
and other exhibits, the fair will feature a parade, fireworks and
The fair got underway Wednesday with the veterinary check-in for
sheep and goats. Entry of rabbits and poultry followed and 4-H and
open class exhibits checked in. Beef and swine check-in began with
dog registration following. The Osage City PTA offered an outdoor
movie, featuring “Charlotte’s Web.”
At 8 a.m. today (Thursday), the rabbit and poultry show starts under
the tents. At 9 a.m., judging for all 4-H and open class exhibits
begins, followed at 10:30 a.m. with dairy beef and goat show and
bucket calf show at the pavilion. The meat goat show begins at 11:30
The deadline for picking up wristband coupons at the fair office
will be 6 p.m. today, and the midway opens for “wristband
night.” Great Plains Amusement will have rides for all ages.
At 6:30 p.m., the parade starts downtown with this year’s
theme “All American Summer Fun.” At 7 p.m. the sheep
show begins at the pavilion. A gospel concert with the “Tribute
Quartet,” will be presented at 8 p.m. at the track area. Bleacher
seating or space for lawn chairs will be available.
Friday’s activities begin with an 8 a.m. swine show at the
pavilion followed at 11 a.m. with the beef show. The exhibits at
the community and recreation building open at 9 a.m. Shepherd’s
lead gets underway at 5 p.m. at the pavilion, followed by the cat
and pet show.
From 5:45-6:30 p.m., pedal tractor pull registration begins at the
old ball diamond followed at 6:30 with the pull. At 6 p.m., the
midway opens with another wristband night. Round robin showmanship
begins at 6:30 p.m. at the pavilion.
At 7:30 p.m., a talent show will be held with bleacher seating or
space for lawn chairs available. In case of rain, the show will
be at Osage City High School.
A fireworks display will round out the fun at 10 p.m.
On Saturday, the day begins at 8 a.m. with the dog show at the west
end of the community building. Livestock judging contest will be
at 9 a.m. at the pavilion. All livestock will be released at noon.
At 5 p.m., a livestock dinner will be at the pavilion, followed
by the livestock auction at 6 p.m.
Saturday events end with the demolition derby at 7 p.m. at the old
All exhibits will be released at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Sunday, the final event of the fair begins at 3 p.m. with a hot
rod garden tractor pull at the old ball diamond.
The fair opened with the 4-H horse show June 27 at the Lyndon Saddle
Fair results will be printed as received in coming editions of The