Archive for Thursday, September 27, 2012

Barbecue cookoff, craft sale anchor this year’s Eudora Fest

September 27, 2012


Event Schedule

9 a.m.

Opening ceremonies

Car, truck, motorcycle and tractor show opens

Vendor area opens

10 a.m.


11 a.m.

Kid Activities and Cake Walk at Eighth and Main

Shoofly at Ninth and Main


Garden Tractor Pull at 10th and Fir streets

Kansas River Gang Re-enactment at CPA Park

1 p.m.

Talent Show at Eighth and Main

Adeku African Drum Ensemble at Ninth and Main

Micro Mini Tractor Pull at CPA Park

Barbecue judging will begin

2 p.m.

Pedal Tractor Pull begins at Eighth and Main

Kansas River Gang Re-enactment at CPA Park

Hit or Miss at Ninth and Main

3 p.m. Citizenship Award Presentation at Eighth and Main

Car, truck, motorcycle and tractor show awards

Duane Richardson and the Witness Band, Eighth and Main

4 p.m.

Kansas River Gang Re-enactment at CPA Park

5 p.m.

Vendor area closes

Eudora Fest will offer a jam-packed day of entertainment Oct. 6.

The 16th annual festival will include a parade, a barbecue contest, three different live bands, historical re-enactments and a car show, plus a wide range of arts and crafts for sale.

“It’s a happening place,” said Barbara Tuttle, Eudora Fest chair. “There’s just something for everybody.”

Tuttle said the festival began as a way to honor the area’s heritage.

“It started to honor the German heritage of Eudora because Germany has Oktoberfest,” she said. Tuttle added that the festival is also a good way to bring people to downtown Eudora.

While it might be held in the tradition of a German Oktoberfest Tuttle said there would be no beer garden. “It’s family fun,” she said.


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