Thank You 2016 sponsors -Dane Hansen Foundation, Dane Hansen Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation, Oakley’s American Implement, Casey’s, Fitz Meats, Oakley Heartland Foods, Oakley Farm & Home, Farmers State Bank, The Bank.
And a special thanks to all the volunteers who make this event possible.
Schedule of Events – 2016
Friday, October 7th
3:00–5:00 pm—Husker Contest Registration & Reception at the Buffalo Bill Cultural Center.
Kansas State Cornhusking Contest Registration: Fee $20 – Includes lunch and 1 banquet ticket – Husker registration form will be available on line August 1st – Reserve your spot – fax to 785-671-1244. Never husked – no problem – learn to husk and enter the Novice group and have fun!
4:00-6:00 pm —Husking training in the field for novice huskers
Saturday, October 8th
The Buffalo Bill Cultural Center
8:00 am—Free Continental Breakfast & Registration for Huskers
8:30 am— Kansas State Cornhusking Contest begins
9:30 am–4:00 pm— Festival Activities and Displays
Inside Displays and Activities
Kids activities include; face painting, make a corn sun catcher, and try your luck at the pumpkin ring toss and bean bag throw. Make and take food activities and demonstrations.
Family fun – Take your selfie in our Fall Photo Booth – photo props provided.
Trick or Treat Jar – guess the number of treats in the jar. Don’t Miss The
Winner gets the jar of treats and the hidden trick inside. Hopping Corn Science Experience
12:00 pm–2:30 pm—Pumpkin Decorating Contest for the kids* (See Rules)
3:00 pm—Pumpkin Contest Awards and Trick or Treat Jar winner announced
Outside Displays and Activities
2:30 pm – Corn Ear Throwing Contest (kids and adults) Old Time Tractors & Engines on display
Learn to Husk – Demonstrations and husking row available all day for contestant practice and anyone who would just wants to try their “hand” at husking in the field.
Take a ride in the corn wagon – rides offered throughout the day.
*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 noon 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.
Concessions Available: BBQ by award winning “Smell Our Butts” team and tractor engine driven home-made ice cream
6:00 pm- Husker Awards Banquet at the Oakley Country Club