To learn more about any of these events, contact the Osage City Chamber of Commerce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Are you the 2019 Osage City Home Town Santa?”
Shop in your hometown, ask anyone that you meet on the street or in the businesses during the period of November 16 through December 24, “Are you the 2019 Osage City Home Town Santa”? If you are lucky & the person you ask is the Osage City Home Town Santa, you will receive a $20 Chamber Buck Certificate to be used at the participating business.
Christmas/Holiday Yard of the Month
New to the holiday season this year, the Osage City Chamber will be sponsor a Christmas/Holiday Yard of the Month contest which will be held from November 30-December 16. There will be two categories with the selection of a yard decorated with Synchronized Lights With Music & one with Christmas/Holiday Décor with lighted displays. The selection will be determined on December 16. In appreciation of the beauty and hard work for the selected yards, the home owners will a receive a $25 Osage City Chamber Bucks Certificate to be used at any participating Osage City business.
Holiday Tour of Homes
The Chamber of Commerce will again be sponsoring the annual Holiday Tour of Homes, December 8, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00. Tickets will be $5.00 available prior to the tour at Ramblin’ Rose & at the selected homes the day of the tour. The homes that will be on the tour are Pat Gundy, 913 Schenk St.; Charlie & Donna Martin, 1344 Brant St.; Bill & Lorraine Renner, 735 Lakin and Marc & Janet McFarland, 604 S. 6th.
A Taste of Osage City
On Friday night of Smoke in the Spring weekend, April 10, 2020, 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 10-11, 2020. The signature event attracted approximately 100 barbecue teams in 2019, 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 11, 2020, for the Cruis’n and Cook’n Car Show! See www.cruisnandcookn.com for more information.
Osage City Citywide Garage Sales
The Chamber hosts the Osage City citywide garage sales in the Spring, April 17 and 18, 2020 and the Fall, September 17 and 18, 2020. 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 Tricia Gundy at 785-528-3301 or email at email@example.com 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 proceeds go towards a scholarship awarded every year to an Osage City High School boy and girl graduate that is going to college.
Community Family Day and Fireworks Spectacular
Be sure to mark your calendar for the Osage City annual community fireworks spectacular which will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2020, at the Jones Park Area. Information regarding the events prior to the fireworks show will soon be determined. More information here.
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 talent contest, parade, live music and 4-H and open-class exhibits. Annual fun and entertainment for the entire family! The 2019 fair dates are July 8-11, 2020.
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 2020 parade will be FRIDAY, July 10 at 6:30 p.m. Entry form is here. More information here.
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 sixth annual beer festival, more than 50 varieties of beverages were sampled. The seventh annual Beer Fest was held on Saturday, October 5, 2019, from 4:00-7:00 and held at the 4H Pavillion, Jones Park. Advanced tickets are $25; at the door $30. 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, chili cook-off, raffle and more. Christmas on Market 2019 will be Saturday, November 16, 2019. Plan to visit Osage City Saturday, November 16, 2019, to kick off your Christmas shopping, spend the day, and celebrate the holidays. Click here for a Christmas on Market schedule. The theme for the 2019 event is “Tis the Season”.
In addition to shopping, activities will be held throughout the day including breakfast, lunch, visits with Santa, Jingle Bell Run 5K, in-store activities, RadioShack toy expo, polar express train, portrait painting, gymnastics demonstration, chili cook-off (more info), chili feed, gingerbread house building, craft show, raffle drawing (more info), Kansas City Chief’s Wolf mascot, Topeka Drum Corp, free photo booth, free poker run, axe throw, barn quilt ornament, face painting, bake sale, emergency services showcase, fire truck rides, ping pong drop, story time, quarter bingo, high school theatre cast, and the traditional lighted Christmas parade (more info and entry form here). The theme for the parade is “Tis the Season” and there is no entry fee for the parade.
The craft show will be held at the St. Patrick Catholic Church: St. Brigid’s Hall, Lord St. Janet Bosworth, organizer of the craft show is hoping this will be one of the best craft shows in years. If you are interested in having a booth at the event, please contact Janet Bosworth at 785-554-5039.
Community Appreciation Dinner – Everyone is welcome
The Osage City Chamber of Commerce, local Churches and organizations are pleased to announce that they will be hosting a holiday community dinner. An invitation is extended to anyone that would like to attend & also showing appreciation to those that support & participate in the events throughout the year. The dinner will be held on November 23, 2019 at the Osage County Senior Center. The center will be open at 11:00 a.m. if you choose to participate in some activities or just visit with your friends and family. Starting at noon, the traditional Thanksgiving meal will be served until 2:00. A free will donation is optional. Come and enjoy a delicious meal and participate in some activities for the young and the old. If you want to help with the meal, sign up here.