20th Annual Charlie Adams Day September 8 & 9 in Newkirk

Ponca City Now-Beverly Cantrell - September 5, 2023 6:32 am

The town of Newkirk will celebrate their heritage with Charlie Adams Day , sponsored by Newkirk Mainstreet, on Friday, September 8 and Saturday, September 9. It’s a fun-filled festival for all ages held on the lawn of the Kay County Courthouse and at several businesses in downtown Newkirk.

It starts Friday night with live music, food trucks, a beer garden and a Corn-Hole tournament hosted by Twisted Rhino Cornhole. Two person teams can register for the Cornhole tournament for $50.00 at the event. Check-in is at 6:00 pm. Bags will fly at 7:00 pm. After the tournament a street dance will be held for everyone to enjoy with local band M-Pyre.

On Saturday, barbecue teams will compete for top prizes and provide fantastic food to festival-goers. Purchase a tasting kit and enjoy traditional barbecue like brisket, pork, chicken, potatoes, bologna and beans and then vote for your favorites. Teams will be judged on pork, chicken, brisket and beans.

Dutch oven teams will also provide demonstrations throughout the day. You can learn about what great desserts can be prepared in a Dutch oven and then sample the results.

In addition to the cook-off, there will be a Charlie Adams Day 5K Run/Walk and Children’s Color Walk on Saturday morning. Kids can register by September 1 at the Newkirk Mainstreet office at 116 North Main or by email at [email protected]. This event in in partnership with the TSET Healthy Living Program serving Kay County

Registration for the Run/Walk starts at 7:30am, race begins at 8:00 am. No entry fee will be required. Donations to Newkirk Main Street will be greatly appreciated.

The 2-day celebration will also feature  concessions, booths filled with arts and crafts, as well as multiple vendors and games for children. Visitors will also enjoy live music, storytelling and re-enactors. All entertainment is free.

Visit www.charliieadamsday.com or find them on Facebook. Call 580-362-2377 for additional details.




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