To learn more about any of these events, contact the Osage City Chamber of Commerce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Taste of Osage City
On Friday night of Smoke in the Spring weekend, April 12, 2019, 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 12-13, 2019. 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 13, 2019, 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 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 10-13.
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 2019 parade will be FRIDAY, July 12 at 6:30. Entry Form Here. More Information
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 Thursday, July 4, 2019 at the Jones Park Area. The event is still in the planning stages; however, the committee is planning to include an exciting day of activities for the families to enjoy as was in 2018. There will be lots of FREE activities leading up to the fireworks display.
The members of the committee appreciated the generous donations from the businesses & citizens of the community to supplement the expense of the purchase of the 2018 fireworks: AG Choice, Auburn Pharmacy, Bank of Burlingame, Bank of Osage City, The Body Shop/Buenger Automotive, Branine Chevrolet-Buick, Burns, Burns, Walsh & Walsh, Citizens Insurance Services, City of Osage City, David Jacoby-OD, Edward Jones Investments, First National Bank of Kansas, H & H Appraisal, Harmon Dental, Jerry’s Thriftway, Jodi Lohmeyer-Stark Agency, John’s Barber Shop, Kirk Bath Farm Bureau Financial, Landmark National Bank, Marilynn’s Restaurant, McCoy’s Electronics, Miller Elevator, ORBIS Employees & Corp., Osage Building Materials, Osage City Chamber of Commerce, Osage City Municipal Golf Course, Osage City Kiwanis Club, Osage City Lions Club, Osage County Community Foundation, Osage County Farm Bureau, Porter Cattle Co., Quality Built Construction, Casey & Cheryl Mussatto, Rod & Kim Bergquist, Dan & Linda Mollnow, Brian & Jeanette Stromgren, Richard & Jeanette Swarts. More Information
Osage City Citywide Garage Sales
The Chamber hosts the Osage City citywide garage sales in the Spring, April 19 and 20, 2019 and the Fall, September 20 and 21, 2019. 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 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 sixth annual beer festival, more than 50 varieties of beverages were sampled. The seventh annual beer fest will be Saturday, September 28, 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, cook-offs, prizes and more. Christmas on Market 2018 will be the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Plan to visit Osage City Saturday, November 30, 2019, to kick off your Christmas shopping, spend the day, and celebrate the holidays. Schedule of Events.
In addition to shopping, activities will be held throughout the day including breakfast, lunch, visits with Santa, Jingle Bell Run 5K, in-store activities, chili cook-off (More Info), chili feed, gingerbread house building, craft show, raffle drawing (More Info), Kansas City Chief’s Wolf mascot, Topeka Pilots ice hockey mascot, Topeka Drum Corp, free photo booth, free poker run, face painting, bake sale, emergency services showcase, fire truck rides, ping pong drop, story time, quarter bingo and the traditional lighted Christmas parade (Entry Form and More Info). There is no entry fee for the parade.
The craft show will again be at the COF building, 532 Holliday which is the old Dollar General Store and also at the north end of the Santa Fe Depot. 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.
“Are you the 2018 Osage City Home Town Santa”?
Shop in your hometown, ask anyone that you meet on the street or in the businesses, “Are you the 2018 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.
“Are you the 2018 Home Town Santa” was well received by the home town shoppers. The Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the select businesses and individuals for accepting to be a Home Town Santa and thank everyone that participated in the event.
There were five lucky people and all five of the Home Town Santa’s have been revealed. Santa Colton Hallgren, Osage Hardware was revealed by Kathy Burkdoll;, Santa Cheri Croucher of Canine Country Clips was revealed by Kathy Ayers; Santa Teresa McCoy, Furniture Loft was revealed by Ashley Wright; Santa Jodi Lohmeyer-Stark, State Farm Agency was revealed by Shawn Carlson and Santa Gary Thompson was revealed by Lauren Phillips. More Info
Holiday Tour of Homes
December 9th, 2018 marked the annual Holiday Tour of Homes with the addition this year of a delicious chili soup supper (free will donation) & fantastic entertainment. Entertainment will be provided by the high school Jazz Band, high school Choir, and Tanya Fraker, Lutheran Church Organist. More Info