Kincaid Free Fair fun lies ahead


September 22, 2016 - 12:00 AM

KINCAID — For more than 100 years, the small hamlet of Kincaid swells dramatically one weekend a year, usually in late September.
This year is no exception, as organizers prepare for the weekend’s Kincaid Farmers Free Fair.
A schedule chocked with events for festival-goers of all ages is crammed into the three-day event, starting this evening with a free bean feed at 5 o’clock, children’s cash grab at 6, pedal tractor pull at 6:30, and a performance by Mark Twain impersonator Ken Church at 7:30.
Church is well known in these parts.
He’s the sno of Lilia Churchg, a resident at the Moran Manor. The Churches lived for a spell in the Colony area. Church, a retired English teacher, lives in Leavenworth.
Friday’s fun continues with a senior citizens turtle race at 4 p.m., a pie baking contest at 6, and Bingo games at 7.
Voting for the Kincaid Fair Queen runs today and Friday. Voters will choose from four candidates, Jewel Armstrong, sponsored by the Kincaid United Methodist Women, Katie Brewer, sponsored by the Kincaid Lions Club, Juliana Sprague, sponsored by the Believe It or Not Club, and Kendra Sprague, sponsored by the Advancers Club.
Of note: there will be no voting on Saturday, prior to the 1:15 p.m. crowning.
Several exhibits also will be on display starting this afternoon.

SATURDAY’S activities kick off bright and early, with a biscuits and gravy breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and a 5K run/2.5K walk at 8 a.m.
Commercial, craft and antique booths will open at 8:30, about the same time a car show and antique farm equipment show open.
Horseshoe pitching gets underway at 9, open class and 4-H horse judging at 10, and a lunch hosted by Kincaid Selma Church begins at 11.
The queen’s crowning will lead up to the 1:30 p.m. parade.
Immediately following the parade are children’s games, a turtle race and garden tractor pull.
Concluding the annual festival will be an evening performance by “That Hypnotist!” Edward Wunder, whose show is geared to be enthralling both for participants and the audience.

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