To learn more about any of these events, contact the Osage City Chamber of Commerce at email@example.com.
A Taste of Osage City
On Friday night of Smoke in the Spring weekend, April 6, 2018, A Taste of Osage City offers everyone a chance to sample the fine cuisine smoked up by championship barbecue competitors. Selected barbecue cooks serve their choice of smoked meats and other backyard dishes in exchange for BBQ Bucks, which can be purchased at the event or in advance. In addition to the giant outdoor smorgasbord, the evening includes live music and a party open to all ages.
Smoke in the Spring
Smoke in the Spring, a Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned contest and a state barbecue championship, is held the second weekend in April – next one will be April 6-7, 2018. The signature event attracted 104 barbecue teams in 2017, along with a like amount of certified barbecue judges. The event receives strong support from the city, county and area residents who extend their hospitality to visitors. With Smoke in the Spring’s goal to offer the best barbecue experience possible, Friday night of Smoke in the Spring weekend includes a giant public barbecue party, allowing everyone to have A Taste of Osage City. Learn more at www.smokeinthespring.com.
Cruis’n and Cook’n Car Show
The Twin Lakes Cruisers’ annual Cruis’n and Cook’n Car Show is held in conjunction with the Smoke in the Spring event. The popular yearly show has had as many as 300 classic or specialty vehicles on exhibit, making for a large, fun, community gathering in downtown Osage City. Have a car you want to show? Like to look at cars of all models and makes? Plan to be in Osage City on April 7, 2018, for the Cruis’n and Cook’n Car Show! See www.cruisnandcookn.com for more information.
Osage County Fair
The annual Osage County Fair, held in Osage City at Jones Park, draws spectators and participants from across Osage County and the northeast Kansas region to its carnival, parade, fireworks, music show and 4-H and open-class exhibits. Annual fun and entertainment for the entire family! The fair dates are Wednesday, June 27-Saturday, June 30, 2018, with a fireworks display on Sunday, July 1.
Osage County Fair Parade
The Osage City Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Osage County Fair Parade. All floats or other entries are welcomed in the parade which travels from west to east on Osage City’s Market Street, ending downtown. The parade will be Thursday, June 28, 2018.
Osage City Citywide Garage Sales
The Chamber hosts the Osage City citywide garage sales in the Spring, April 20 and 21, 2018 and the Fall, September 14 and 15, 2018. The Chamber also produces a map of garage sales, selling sponsorships on the map to support the Chamber’s Osage City High School scholarship program. Contact Jodi Smith at 785-528-5095 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The Chamber would like to encourage you to have your garage sale listed on the map for a nominal donation fee of $5. The garage sales are advertised in five area papers, don’t miss out by not having your name on the map. The proceeds go towards a scholarship awarded every year to an Osage City High School boy and girl graduate that is going to college.
Osage City Chamber of Commerce Festival of Beer
Gather with other beer aficionados to sample beer and fermented beverages brewed in Kansas and beyond during the Osage City Chamber of Commerce Festival of Beer. At the fourth annual beer festival, more than 50 varieties of beverages were sampled. The 6th annual beer fest will be Saturday, September 29, 2018, from 3:00-6:00 and held at the 4H Pavillion, Jones Park. Advanced tickets are $25; at door $30 with DD’s $5 at the door. Must be 21 to attend. If you think you’d enjoy sampling a plethora of beer varieties in the company of a bunch of fellow beer lovers, the Festival of Beer is for you!
Christmas On Market Street
Each November, area merchants kick off the holiday season with the annual Christmas On Market Street, featuring a parade, craft show, window decorating contest, cook-offs, prizes and more. Christmas on Market 2018 will be the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Plan to visit on Osage City Saturday, November 24, 2018, to kick off your Christmas shopping, spend the day, and celebrate the holidays.