41st Annual Kansas State Cornhusking Contest
Where: The Buffalo Bill Statue at US 83 and 2nd Street, Oakley KS
8:00am Free Continental Breakfast & Registration for Huskers at the Buffalo Bill Statue. Sponsored by Farmers State Bank
9:00am-3:00pm Buffalo Bill Cabin Gift Shop Open
9:30am-2:30pm Pumpkin Carving/Decorating Contest for kids 5-12 with cash awards in 3 age divisions. Kids can bring their own pumpkin and supplies or Jirak’s Pumpkin Patch will be selling pumpkins at the event. All carving and decorating must be done during the event. Sponsored by Senator Elect Allen Schmidt
9:30am State Contest Begins in the Cornfield at the Buffalo Bill Site. See how cornhusking was done “back in the day” when horses, wagons and hand hooks were used to husk the corn. Enter the contest in one of the many categories, including the novice group for the newbie huskers who will learn the techniques from the pros. Registration begins at 8:30 am.
Area and Local Vendors will have their Small Engines from the past on display!
9am – 4pm Concessions provided by Hobo Snack Shack: hamburgers, hot dogs, sloppy joe’s, nachos and more.
Noon Lunch at the Buffalo Bill Cabin for the huskers. Sponsored by Peoples State Bank
1:30pm Corn Ear Throwing Contest. Sponsored by Western Plains Energy
2:30pm Corn Pile Money Hunt. Sponsored by The Bank
3:00pm Pumpkin Contest Judging and Awards
7:00pm Husking Awards Banquet at the Colonial Steak House