OAKLEY CORN FESTIVALKansas State Cornhusking

Schedule of Events – 2017

Friday, October 13th

11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Oakley Hometown Corn Cook-Off – Sponsored by Oakley Chamber of Commerce
Downtown Oakley Businesses /Center Ave.corn cook off  Winner chosen by the tasting public.
Come Taste & Vote for your favorite dishes.

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 14th
The Buffalo Bill Cultural Center

8:00 am — Continental Breakfast & Registration for Huskers   

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

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

Inside Activities


9:00 am–2:30 pm—Pumpkin Decorating Contest* for the kids – Sponsored by Farmers State Bankpumpkin 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 Country Pride Restaurant gift certificate from Mittens’ TA and winners received prizes.
3:00 pm—Pumpkin Contest Awards & Quilt Raffle Drawing

                                                                                $5 ticket – 3 for $10Quilt Drawing

Selfie BoothFamily fun –  Take your selfie in our Fall Photo Booth – photo props provided.  

In the Buffalo Bill Theater – Movies & Popcorn – – Sponsored by Kansas Corn Growers Association. – Show Times:
10:00 am – All About John Deere for Kids – Harvesting and Tractors, with fun and song – for kids (and adults) of all ages – 50 minutes
11:00 am – Traveling Kansas/Oakley w/extended airing of “When Farmers Were Heroes” – The Era of National Cornhusking – 59 min
12 pm – Discoveries America – Kansas – Documentary about places in Kansas – 60 min
1 pm – All About John Deere for Kids – Harvesting and Tractors, with fun and song – for kids (and adults) of all ages – 50 minutes
2 pm – Discoveries America – Kansas – Documentary about places in Kansas – 60 min
3 pm – When Farmers Were Heroes – The Era of National Cornhusking – 27 min 

On Display

A Harvest of Fall Colors – presented by the Logan County Extension – Pumpkins, gourds and decorative squash will be displayed from 9 am to 3 pm –  Stop by and put your name in the bowl to win one.  

Food Preservation:  Methods, Equipment &Techniques – presented by the Logan County Extension – Take home materials published by K-State Research and Extension provides valuable information and instructions about how to safely preserve your harvest of fruits and vegetables.  

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             
 

 

                       

 

 

Take a ride in the corn wagon  – rides offered throughout the dayCorn wagon rides

 

Concessions Available  
Mama Deb’s Cookin Food Truck and John Anderson’s Ice Cream

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