The annual Kechi Fair combines good old-fashioned small town fun with fine art, fireworks, live entertainment, a parade, and lots more! The 2017 Kechi Fair will be held Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24.
A fair button covers the cost of almost everything except for the sloppy joe dinner and pancake feed. You can pick up your Kechi fair button at Leekers, City Hall, or the Kechi convenience store, and you even get a discount for buying it early. The button is only $3 in advance; $5 at the gate.
The Fair kicks off with a Family Fun Night on Friday at 6 p.m. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for the fireworks show later, and then enjoy inflatables and other activities for the kids, an egg-toss, speedball throw, fishing derby (sign up for it at the gazebo), face-painting, the sloppy joe dinner, a FREE ice cream social, and finally the fireworks after sunset.
Saturday begins with a pancake and sausage feed at the Methodist church from 7 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (It’s $6 for adults, $4 for kids, and free for ages 3 and under.) Karg Art Glass will demo glass blowing from 8 a.m. to noon, the Arts, Crafts, and Vintage Fair runs throughout the day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and there will be a bike contest and baking contest. The Kechi Fair parade begins 10 a.m.
After the parade, the FREE carriage rides and FREE ice cream social begin, followed by many, many other fun and quirky events and activities that make this fair fun. (Pickle-eating contest, anyone?)
Saturday night’s big event is the Street Dance from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
For more information and a complete schedule of activities, see the flyer below or visit the Kechi Fair Facebook page. Most of the events will be happening within a block or two of 61st Street North (aka Kechi Road) and Oliver. The City Building is located at 220 W. Kechi Road.