Oakley Corn Festival

Results of the Kansas State and National Cornhusking Contests
2021 KS State Cornhusking Contest
2021 National Cornhusking Results  


 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!   

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


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.  Festival Activities are at the Dick Farmer Arena Complex – 217 Kahler Ave.
Map to venues

8:00 am — Kansas State Contest Registration at Dick Farmer

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

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. Free to enter.  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                    Face Painting for kids

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 – Kids Corn Money Pile Sponsored by The Bank



ice cream making

   John Anderson’s homemade old engine driven ice cream! 
            Concessions – Pizza Hut by the slice & Oakley HS boys basketball team



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   
Gracie & Moxie – Oakley, KS – leather earrings, tumblers 
Kansas Foods – Wilson, KS – Kansas Wildflower Honey


Saturday 6:00 pm- 9:30 pm  Banquet at the Buffalo Bill Cultural Center Peterson Farm Brothers Weaver's BBQ

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 17th – National Cornhusking Contest

7:00 am – 8:00 am — National Contest Registration at Dick Farmer

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


 Thank You to Our Sponsors! 


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