KINCAID The Kincaid Free Fair will take festival-goers from Pioneer Days to Modern Ways starting Thursday.
The three-day festival, which swells Kincaids population from about 200 people to several thousand, kicks off with a bean feed, pedal tractor pull and kids cash grab.
Fridays fun features bingo at city hall, a pie baking contest and a senior citizens turtle race; participants must be 50 or older.
Activities hit high gear Saturday, with a 5k run, antique farm show, craft, commercial and small antique booths, horseshoe pitch contest, car show and 4-H and open class horse show.
Grand marshals for the 1:30 p.m. parade are Randal and Marsha Beckman, who have been a part of the Kincaid Fair Association since 1976.
The parade also will feature the coronation of the 2018 Kincaid Fair Queen.
Four area high-schoolers are up for the honor: Shyla McCutchen, Rebecca Sprague, Juliana Sprague and Summer Starr.
Tobys Amusements will offer carnival rides all three days of the celebration.
A BIT MORE about the queen candidates:
Shyla is a junior at Crest High School. She enjoys dance, basketball and volleyball. Shyla Is the daughter of Trilla Miller. She is sponsored by the Advancers Club.
Rebecca is a sophomore at Iola High School. She is a member of Seekers Not Slackers 4-H club where she serves as president. Shes involved in FFA, volleyball, basketball and softball. She is in the IHS orchestra where she is the lead chair for violin. Rebecca is the daughter of Joel and Stacy Sprague. Grandparents are Kenneth Sprague and Patricia Fail of Kincaid and Charley and Sara McCormick. She is sponsored by Kincaid Lions.
Julianna is a junior at Marmaton Valley High School. She is active in volleyball, basketball and softball. She a member of Prairie Rose 4-H Club and FFA serving as secretary. She also competes in showing livestock and barrel racing. She is the daughter of Joe and Nikki Sprague; granddaughter of Lonnie and Jo Helen Sprague, Kincaid, Rick and Candy Hewes and Don Schartz. She is sponsored by Believe It or Not Club
Summer is a junior at Crest High School. Summer is a cheerleader and belongs to FCCLA. She is currently taking some college courses. Shes lived in Kincaid all her life. She is the daughter of Will Starr and Michelle Rhea, Kincaid. Summer is sponsored by Kincaid/Selma Methodist Church.
This is the 50th year of the Kincaid Fair Queen contest. Voting runs Thursday through Saturday morning.