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! Sponsors are needed, please consider supporting our event – For details regarding sponsorship acknowledgement and participation, download the Sponsor Invitation
2021 schedule – look for updates through October 1st
Friday, October 15th
11:00 am – 1:30 pm – Oakley Hometown Corn Cook-Off – Downtown Oakley – Sponsored by Fick Fossil & History Museum
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! Download the 2021 KS State registration
4:00-6:00 pm —Husking training & practice available in the field for novice huskers and contestants
Saturday, October 16th
The husking contest will take place in Oakley 1/2 mile east of the 4H/Dick Farmer Arena Complex – contest cornfield sponsored by Pioneer Feedyard/Oakley.
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 at the Dick Farmer Arena Complex
Saturday – Inside Activities
9:00 am–2:30 pm— 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!
10 am – 3 pm – Face Painting
Saturday – Outside Activities
9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Kansas State Cornhusking Contest
Horse Wagon Rides throughout the day
Noon – 2:30 pm – Corn Ear Throwing Contest (kids and adults)
3:00 pm – Kids Corn Money Pile Sponsored by The Bank
John Anderson’s homemade old engine driven ice cream!
Other Concessions – Pizza Hut by the slice
Vendors (sales and/or demonstrations) can register by October 1, 2021 – Download the Vendor Registration
Tonya Lamb – Russell Springs, KS – hand-made soap and pottery
Pat Norton – Leoti, KS – oil paintings
Rocks Plus – Gem, KS – rocks, spheres, painted rocks
Wheatland Foods, Inc, – Hays, KS – Kansas Wheat Snacks
Gracie & Moxie – Oakley, KS – leather earrings, tumblers
Kansas Foods – Wilson, KS – Kansas Wildflower Honey
Saturday 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm Banquet at the Buffalo Bill Cultural Center
Saturday Husker/Community Banquet at the Buffalo Bill Cultural Center – 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 – National Cornhusking Contest
7:00 am – 8:00 am — National Contest Registration
8:00 am – 5:00 pm – National Cornhusking Contest
Thank You to Our Sponsors!
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