Jamboree Festival Set To Begin Next Week

By Jeff Gulley

The John Brown Jamboree and music festival keep area residents busy for four days in June.

The annual festival runs June. 15-18 closing with a concert Saturday night with country music recording artist Chuck Wicks.

Toby’s Carnival is back this year and will open on Wednesday, June 15.

The annual Jamboree parade on June 16 will honor the 150th anniversary of Kansas.  The best-themed float will win $200, with $100 for second place and $50 for third. All payments will be made with checks.

Other prizes include $15 and ribbon for first-place adult rider and horse, and $10 for second-place adult rider and horse. Trophy and ribbons will be awarded for first- and second-place age 12 and younger rider and horse.

Trophies will be presented for best classic car, best antique car and best antique tractor. Ribbons and $10 will be awarded for best-decorated pet, best clown, and best-decorated bicycle.

Other events Thursday include the First Presbyterian Church cookout, the Community of Christ ice cream social and the Osawatomie school summer band concert and the Band of Oz concert.

On Friday there is a kids tennis clinic at 9 a.m. at the Karl E. Cole Sports Complex.

Saturday is a full day of activities with the newest attraction, a motorcycle show at 10 a.m. in John Brown Park.

Other Saturday events include a fishing derby at the Osawatomie City Lake, a baby contest at the high school, the Rotary Club volleyball tournament in the park. The morning starts with the YMCA Fun Run at 7 a.m.

Arts and crafts vendors and the carnival will be in the park all day on Saturday.

The concert begins at 5 p.m. with Asylum Bridge at 5 p.m. They will be followed by Fast Band and Hazzard County.

The headliner of the night is country artist Chuck Wicks.

Tickets are $5 in advance and can be purchased at Osawatomie City Hall and the John Brown Museum State Historic Site. At the door tickets are $8.


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