Oakley Corn Festival 

Friday, October 11th

11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Oakley Hometown Corn Cook-Off – Sponsored by Oakley Chamber of Commerce

3:00–5:00 pm—Husker Contest Registration & Reception at the Buffalo Bill Cultural Center.  Husker training for novice huskers available.

Kansas State Cornhusking Contest Registration: Fee $25 – Includes lunch and 1 banquet ticket  – Husker registration form will be available on line August 1st.  Never husked – no problem – learn to husk and enter the Novice group and have fun!

4:00-6:00 pm —Husking training  available in the field for novice huskers

Saturday, October 12th
The Buffalo Bill Cultural Center

8:00 am — Continental Breakfast & Registration for Huskers – Sponsored by Farmers State Bank

8:30 am – 9:00 am — Kansas State Cornhusking Contest begins

9:00 am – 4:00 pm — Festival Activities 

Inside Activities 

9:00 am–2:30 pm—Pumpkin Decorating Contest* for the kids – Sponsored by Farmers State Bank, I-HOP and Sonicpumpkin decorating

*Pumpkin Decorating Contest Rules:  Kids 5-12 bring your (un-decorated) pumpkin, or purchase one at the contest.  Decorating must be done at the contest between 9:00 am and 2:30 pm.  Decorating supplies are provided, but kids may also bring their own.  Kids over 8 (with parental permission) may include carving in their decorating.  Cash prizes awarded for the winner in each age group. All participants receive a Sonic or  IHOP Restaurant gift certificate from Mittens’ TA.
3:00 pm—Pumpkin Contest Awards                                       

Movie Room – Free Popcorn

10 am – Movie:  When Farmers Were Heros – 27 minute documentary that tells the origin of corn husking contests, their rapid growth, and those who participated.

Noon – When Farmers Were Heroes – 27 minute documentary that tells the origin of corn husking contests, their rapid growth, and those who participated.

10 am – 2 pm – Other Activities for the Kids – 

Free activity – Make your own Indian Corn – we’ll have all the supplies you need.Indian Corn Project

Face Painting fundraiser supporting the Oakley  High School Travel & Arts Group   

Make your own Color Sand Pumpkin Art  – necklace $3 / bottle $4Face Painting for kids

Pumpkin Sand Art NecklacePumpkin Sand Art Bottle   

Joan Wells Trick & Fancy Roping – 2 shows!

11:00 am and 1:00 pm  trick roping

trick and fancy roping

Bring the whole family          

35 minute interactive performance.  



Outside Activities

Corn Toss

9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Kansas State Cornhusking Contest

2:30 pm – Corn Ear Throwing Contest (kids and adults)                     

3:00 pm – Corn Money Pile Dig for Kids – Sponsored by The Bank               corn pile money dig             




Corn Maze open all day
Kids and the Corn Maze

ice cream making

   John Anderson’s homemade old engine driven ice cream! 



BBQ Featuring Weaver’s BBQ pulled pork and brisket sandwiches.               

Inno Native – Mexican Cuisine  
tacos, fajitas, frito pie, frybread
Mexican cuisineMexican cuisineMexican cuisine


6:30 pm- Husker Awards Banquet at the Oakley Country Club – Community Welcome – Tickets $25