Around the County

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital


The Elgin, Kansas, Jamboree will be held Sept. 9, starting at 2:30 p.m.

The annual get together is located at the city park in Elgin, and features an outdoor concert, vendors, a chuckwagon feed, and much more! Camping spaces are available upon request! As always, there is no charge to attend, however, donations are appreciated. All proceeds go to benefit the town of Elgin and go toward future events.

2017 ELGIN


Sept. 9

10 p.m. —The Tallgrass Drifters

8 p.m. — Piper Leigh and the Smokin section

6:30 p.m. — Made From Scratch

5:30 p.m. — Lookin for Moe w/Jaime Tucker Morrison

4:30 p.m. — Clay Melton

3:30 p.m. — Mark Palmer

2:30 p.m. — Rick Cooper


94.5 The House FM will host their 16th annual free Kid DJ Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 30. Children are invited to take a turn being on the air with a DJ. Skydivers will be diving at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. And, Oklahoma’s favorite storm chasers, Val and Amy Castor, will speak at the event. The free event also includes activities such as face painting, ice cream, bounce houses, laser tag, hay rides and more. Kid DJ Day will take place at The House FM and My Praise FM studios, located 3 miles west of Ponca City on Hwy 60. For more information, call (800) 324-8488.


Pawnee/Osage Casa will hold a birdhouse auction at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1314 Lynn Ave., Pawhuska. For more information, Helen Norris or Kristin Donnelly at (918) 762-3776 or Rosemary Shaw or Stacy Blackburn at (918) 287-4120.


Horse lovers can get a good dose of enjoyment at 9 a.m. Sept. 9 at the Osage County Fair. The Midwest Ranch-Horse Association Show will feature competitions for peewees, youth, novice, intermediates and adult showmen. There is a junior horse competition and open classes.

This show is open to everyone to enter and everyone is welcome. All events at the Osage County Free Fair are free to attend.

2017 fair dates are Sept. 7-9. For more information about this event, contact Russell Powell: (620) 344-0487



The Osage County Cattlemen’s Association will once again hold its ranch rodeo in conjunction with the Osage County Fair. This event will be held in the Fairgrounds Arena at 6 p.m. Saturday and is free to the public.

Ranches from all over Osage County will compete for bragging rights and prizes by showing off skills that they use on the ranch every day. The contestants will compete with other members of their team by penning cattle, roping and riding.

There will be food concessions on the grounds and vendors set up selling ranch supplies, tack, jewelry, western art & décor and more. Vendor booth space is still available.

For more information about entering the Ranch Rodeo or about vendor booths, contact Tyler Thomas at 918-557-2989


All Osage County schools are urged to bring their students to the fair on Sept. 8 for School Day at the Fair. There will be exhibitors and events geared toward children. A magician, inflatable jumpers, some mini rides and hands on activities.

Many of the schools in the county will have student and activity exhibits done by their students.

Schools taking part in the event or turning in exhibits will get reimbursements and prize monies provided by the Free Fair Board. More information about schools involvement at the fair, please find out 2017 Osage count Free Fair book on the OSU Extension Service’s website; http://oces.okstate.edu/osage (back page).


The Agriculture Building at the Osage County Fairgrounds will once again be the site of a Salsa Making & Chili Cook-off on Sept. 9. These contests are open to anyone from Osage County.

Sign up for the events will be at 9 a.m. on Saturday with the judging of both at 1 p.m.

The Chili and the Salsa must be prepared at the event during the allotted time. Contestants must provide their own ingredients, equipment and method of cooking. Tables and electricity will be provided.

Fair goers will be included in the tasting and judging of the finished products.