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.

OAKLEY CORN FESTIVALKansas State Cornhusking

Schedule of Events – 2016

Friday, October 7th

11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Oakley Hometown Corn Cook-Off
Downtown Oakley Businsesses /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.  

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
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

3:00 – Corn Money Pile Dig for Kids                 corn pile money dig             tractors 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.
husking training
Take a ride in the corn wagon – rides offered throughout the day. 
Corn wagon rides

pumpkin decorating contest*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

Corn Maze at the BBCC open September 17th through October 31st.


Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Girls Day Out at the 4-H Build
ing