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!   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 

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                    Face Painting for kids

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 – Kids Corn Money Pile Sponsored by The Bank

 

 

ice cream making

   John Anderson’s homemade old engine driven ice cream! 
            Other Concessions – Pizza Hut by the slice
  

 

                                           
Artisans

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 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 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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