Come join in the fun at the 43rd Annual Kansas State Cornhusking Contest
VIP Corn Cook-Off
Come to local businesses for lunch, taste the corn dishes and vote on your favorite. Friday October 10 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 10 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 11 the day starts at 8:00 am with Continental Breakfast and registration for the Huskers with the State Contest starting at 9:30 am.
Antique Tractors and Engines will be on display throughout the day.
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 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.
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.
Scarecrow Display and Story Walk
Come to the Fick Fossil & History Museum and the Oakley Public Library to vote on your favorite scarecrow and walk along with the story. For more information call the Museum at 785-671-4839 or the Library at 785-671-4776.