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73rd Annual Okawville Fair and Wheat Festival Set for Sept. 17th, 18th, & 19th

The 73rd annual Okawville Fair and Wheat Festival will be held at the Okawville Community Club Park on September 17th, 18th, and 19th.

The 3-day event will kick off Friday evening, September 17th with the Miss Okawville Fair Queen Pageant and Junior Miss Crowning beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Junior/Senior High School. The 2021 Queen will reign over the fair and appear in the parade on Sunday afternoon.

J. Christopher, Most Dangerous One Man Band will be the feature free entertainment Friday evening from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. Concession stands will open at 5:00 p.m. Arm bands will be used from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Single ride tickets may also be purchased. Some rides will need more than one ticket. 

On Saturday premium exhibits may be entered from 7:00 to 8:30 a.m. A Washer Tournament will be held at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m. Young Farmers activities will be held. Ardy the Clown will be in the park from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. The Antique Tractor Pull will begin at 2:00 p.m. A local Talent Show will be held on stage at 2:00 p.m. This is the chance for Washington County residents to “show off” their talents. The Exhibit Hall will also open at 2:00 p.m. An antique corn shelling and grinding demonstration  begins at 4:00 p.m. Rides will be from 3:00 to 11:00 p.m. Ride tickets will be available with some rides taking multiple tickets. Armbands for rides will be available from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

From 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. the Venedy Band will be in concert. The Okawville American Legion Post #233 will host bingo from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. (BL-3002). The evening’s free outdoor stage entertainment will be provided by The Steel Creek Band from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. 

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