Oakley Corn Festival


 The 2021 festival will be held the third weekend in October (10-15 thru 10-17) and includes Saturday night entertainment and the Sunday National Cornhusking Championship! 

Tentative 2021 schedule – look for updates beginning June 15, 2021

Friday, October 15th

11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Oakley Hometown Corn Cook-Off 

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

Kansas State Cornhusking Contest Registration: Fee $35 – Includes lunch and 1 banquet ticket.  Never husked – no problem – learn to husk and enter the Novice group and have fun! 

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

Saturday, October 16th at The Buffalo Bill Cultural Center

8:00 am — Kansas State Contest Registration 

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

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

Saturday – Inside Activities 

9:00 am–2:30 pm— Kids Corn Art Contest 

Kids Corn Art Contest*Corn Art Contest Rules:  Kids 5-12.  Decorating must be done at the contest between 9:00 am and 2:30 pm.  All decorating supplies are provided.    Entry $5.00.  Cash prizes awarded for the winner in each age group.  
3:00 pm— Corn Art Contest Judging & Awards – Kids take home your art!                                       

Movie will show throughout the day:  When Farmers Were Heros – 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 – will be posted by July 1, 2021

Saturday – Outside Activities 
Corn Toss

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

wagon ridesHorse Wagon Rides throughout the day   

corn pile money dig

Noon – 2:30 pm – Corn Ear Throwing Contest (kids and adults)                     
3:00 pm – Corn Money Pile Dig for Kids 


Corn Maze open all day
Kids and the Corn Maze

ice cream making

   John Anderson’s homemade old engine driven ice cream! 




Main Tent – Saturday

For Kids:  Face Painting, Rope making                                             
Craft  & food vendors –  posted by Aug 1, 2021

Food Vendors – Outside – posted by Aug 1, 2021

Saturday 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm  Banquet at the Buffalo Bill Cultural Center Peterson Farm Brothers Weaver's BBQ

Saturday Husker/Community Banquet – Open to Public -Social Hour, Cash Bar, Dinner by Weavers BBQ & Entertainment by The Peterson Farm Brothers.  Tickets $35 – On sale September 1st – call 785-671-1000.

Sunday, October 16th at The Buffalo Bill Cultural Center

7:00 am – 8:00 am — National Contest Registration 

8:00 am – 5:00 pm – National Cornhusking Contest

Outside Activities (more details to follow)

Horse Wagon Rides throughout the day

Inside Activities (details to follow)

 Thank You to Our Sponsors! 


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