2021 Fair: Complete list of vendors + carnival times

by Charles Gerian

The 104 Annual Kay County Free Fair kicks off TONIGHT, Tuesday, September 14 and we have collected all attending food vendors and booths as well as times for the carnival all through the week and a schedule of the fair's programming in order to make this your ONE-STOP-SHOP for any and all fair info.

The fair's opening ceremony will take place at 5:30 tonight with the Blackwell Band followed by NOC's Roustabouts at 5:45 at the Main Stage.

The carnival will run 6-10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 6-11 p.m. on Friday, and from Saturday 12-5 pm and then from 5 -10 p.m. Sunday the rides will run from 1-8 p.m.

Wristbands will be $30 per person and will not be sold an hour before closing. Rides include the Squirrel Cages, Jumbo Elephants, Sizzler, The Freak-Out, the large slide, the small motorcycles, and the swings. As per the Fair, the Freakout will require two tickets or, if you have a wristband, an additional ticket.

Food will include:

A Fork in the Road

B&G Concessions

Blackwell Wrestling Club

Bethesda Church

Connie's Concessions


Crown & Associates

Dairy Queen

DeWayne's BBQ

Dos Locos Gringos

FUMC Youth Group

Green's Buckboard Grill

House of Prayer

International Cuisine

L&E Concessions

Okie Old Time Rootbeer

Wheatheart Nutrition

PC Concessions LLC

Vendors will include:

Clinical Loves & Gives

Cherokee Strip Quail & Pheasant Forever

CFM Corporation

Cowley College

Ecowater Systems

HRI Roofing & Post Frame

Kay County Democratic Party

Kay County Republican Party

Newkirk Chamber of Commerce

Northern Oklahoam College

Moore Water Treatment

Ponca City Noon Ambucs

P&K Equipment

Stillwater Medical Blackwell

United Country Shaw Real Estate

Wheatheart Nutrition

Buck N Birdie Farms

Five 80 Clothing

Twisted Tribez Boutique LLC

Kara's Game

Air Vac

Arkansas Sound Art

Dainty Slime

Shed Up

For entertainment, the JD Bower Band – a red dirt music act from Stillwater – will perform on the main stage Wednesday night at 7 pm, with the Kay County Scholarship Pageant taking place Thursday evening at 6:30. Jory Blagdon will perform on the main stage Friday night at 7 pm, and Saturday will see the pedal pulls, ranch rodeo and mutton busting with a performance by Ciara Brooke at 7 pm on the main stage.

The livestock portion of the fair will begin with the book-keeping and particulars on Sept. 13. Entries will be taken at the Event Center for agriculture and 4-H members from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Entries for science, arts and school exhibits will take place from 6-8 p.m. Entries for plants and flowers will also be taken Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The judging of OHCE exhibits in the Event Center starts at 9 a.m. Cattle checkin will also take place at the Event Center from 4-7 p.m. Poultry and rabbit check-in will take place from 4-7 p.m. at the Livestock Pavilion, and entries for the horse show that Saturday will be in the horse arena from 4-7 p.m.

Wednesday will begin with the judging for crops, education, 4-H and FFA domestic science exhibits, fine and domestic arts, horticulture, plants and flowers at 9 a.m. in the Event Center. Judging for chickens will occur at the same time in the Livestock Pavilion. Also in the pavilion, rabbit judging will begin at 5 p.m., with sheep and goat check-in from 4-6 p.m.

The cattle show will be Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. in the Whitman Arena.

Thursday will see the Friends of the 1893 Land Run group meet for a covered-dish luncheon in the Kay Room on Doolin Avenue at noon, followed by their annual program at 1 p.m. Cleanup for the livestock pens and areas will begin at 5 p.m. in the Livestock Pavilion and Whitman Arena.

It’ll be followed by the tractor-driving contest east of the horse arena at 6 p.m. The sheep show will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed immediately by the goat show in the Livestock Pavilion. On Friday, the 4-H and FFA livestock judging contest will begin at 9 a.m. in the Livestock Pavilion, with the hog check-in at 5 p.m. and hog show at 6:30 p.m.

Those events will also take place in the pavilion. On Saturday, the Kay County Horse Show will be in the Horse Arena starting at 9 a.m.

On Sunday, rabbits will be released to their owners from 7-10 a.m., and poultry will be released from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All other exhibits will be released from 1-2:30 p.m. The last horse show will be at 1 p.m. in the Horse Arena.