OAKLEY CORN FESTIVALKansas State Cornhusking

Schedule of Events – 2019

Friday, October 11th

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 12th
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 Bank and Mitten’s Country Pride.pumpkin 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 IHOP Restaurant gift certificate from Mittens’ TA and winners received prizes.
3:00 pm—Pumpkin Contest Awards  

                                      Movies & Popcorn – FREE

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

11 am – Discoveries….America KANSAS – features people and places in Kansas including; Keystone Gallery & Monument Rocks, Wamego Oz Museum, Hutchinson Salt Mines, Cessna Aircraft and Dodge City Cattle Ranching.

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

1 pm – Home on The Range, The Story of Americas Iconinc Song, featuring Buck Taylor and Ron Howard’s father, Rance Howard.

2 pm – Traveling Kansas Smoky Valley Ranch – features The Nature Conservancy’s ranch in Logan County.  

Outside Activities
Corn Toss

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

11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Wagon Rides

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             


John Anderson’s homemade ice cream!    
Food Vendors 

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