Come see how Oakley Shucks at the Oakley Corn Festival
Featuring the 44th Annual Kansas State Cornhusking Contest
Come to local businesses for lunch, taste the corn dishes and vote on your favorite. Friday October 9 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm the Kansas State Cornhusking Contest kicks off with the VIP Corn Cook-Off.
Registration and a reception for the huskers is from 3:00 - 5:00 pm at the Buffalo Bill Cultural Center.
Shucks! Never husked? No problem.
We will be teaching novice huskers the technical aspect of the sport in the corn field here at the Buffalo Bill Cultural Center on Friday, October 9 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm.On Saturday morning, huskers can compete individually and/or as part of a team. Novice huskers can compete in a 10-minute competition and a three-person team would each husk for 5 minutes for a total of 15 minutes. This is a great activity for school groups, scouts, 4-H, FFA and other youth groups. Teams can also include friends or family members – get mom and dad or grandpa and start a family tradition.
On October 10 the day starts at 8:00 am with Continental Breakfast and registration for the Huskers with the State Contest starting at 9:30 am.
Fun For the Whole Family
Rural Life Demonstration Vendor Fair, what is that?
Vendors will be here to demonstrate how things were made before mechanization from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Some will also have products to sell. Demonstrations may include:
For the kids
There is a Corn Ear Throwing Contest for adults and kids at 1:30 pm
You can bring pumpkins out to sell or enter for prizes for the largest diameter and most unusual shape.
The Buffalo Bill Cultural Center and Cabin Gift Shop will be open from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Antique Tractors and Engines will be on display throughout the day.
These events all take place at the Buffalo Bill Cultural Center and Kansas State Corn Husking site where there will be concessions available and general admission is free.
Girls Day Out, LLC Craft Show and Open House
You can also go over to the Girl’s Day Out, LLC Craft Show and Open House taking place at the Logan County 4-H Building and Dick Farmer Arena from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. They will have prizes, concessions available and admission is free.