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Flint Hills Beef Fest Aug. 14 to 16 in Emporia


Come out and help us celebrate our 23rd Annual Flint Hills Beef Fest Aug. 14 to 16 at the Lyon County Fairgrounds in Emporia. There are several different activities scheduled for everyone to enjoy.

Some of the activities planned for Aug. 15 include a free hamburger feed, cow chip toss and catch, kids' pedal tractor pull, pony wagon rides, cattle judging, Ranch Horse competition, steak dinner, entertainment and dancing.

The Kids' Pedal Tractor Pull sign-up begins at 10 a.m. There are 9 different classes from age 4 to 12. Prizes will be award to each winner for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each class. The 1st and 2nd place winners are eligible to compete at the State Fair in Hutchinson. Bring the children and enjoy the fun. The pull will begin at 11 a.m., in front of the Anderson Building.

Free pony wagon rides are also available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by and take a ride around the fairgrounds.

The Beef Fest organization encourages you to stop by and enjoy a free hamburger and Coke. We will serve from 11 a.m., until approximately 1 p.m. (while supplies last). You can enjoy your hamburger while watching many of the exciting activities that will be taking place.

The Cow Chip Toss and Catch is scheduled for 1 p.m. Two will pair up to see who can catch the most cow chips. One will throw while the other uses a basket to catch. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. This event takes place in the southwest corner of the fairgrounds on Aug. 15 at 1 p.m.

The Ranch Horse Competition begins at 10 a.m. Cowboys are encouraged to enter horses to compete in this event. There are two classes: 4 years old and younger and 5 years old and older. Horses will be required to do some simple reining patterns, box a cow at the end of the pen, take the cow down fence and turn back twice, rope and drag 20 feet. A custom bit will be awarded to the high point horse and 100 percent payback of entry fees. Call Ryan at 620-341-0721 for more information.

This is only a partial list of the many activities offered during this festival. For more information please call 620-528-3444. Visit our website at www.beeffest.com.

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