Laurie Hillbilly Fair
“STILL ALIVE @ 45”
This year’s theme is “STILL ALIVE @ 45”. This year starts with the fair having a special Carnival armband night from 6-10 pm on Thursday night Sept. 11th. The fair starts off with the opening ceremony at 4 pm. The King and Queen selection will be held on Sept. 12th at the main stage. They will be introduced at 7:45 pm at the Fair.
The vendors (crafts, food, & commercial) will open at 3 pm on Friday, Sept.12th. In addition to the events that people have come to expect and love at the fair, The Lake West Chamber will have its Buck-A-Duck races. Country Stompers cloggers are on our entertainment lineup. Visitors will enjoy free, live entertainment all three days of the fair; both on the main stage and at the Little Beer Garden stage. The bands that will be performing include JC & the Outlaws, The Selle Brothers Band, Music by “J’, Davie Ray & Richard, and The Sizzlers Band. These bands play a variety of music.
The Parade is on Hwy 5. It will start at Central Bank, proceed north on Hwy. 5 to Fairgrounds Rd then come in the entrance of the fairgrounds. The parade will start at 10 am on Saturday. Please come out to see the great parade along the side of Hwy 5! Sponsored by the Lake of the Ozarks Voiture #1403.
Hey, Mom and Dad! The children’s contest returns this year. The Kiddie Tractor Pull will be held on Saturday at 12:45 p.m. at the Main Stage. For kids ages 3-12, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Come on out and cheer these kids on! The Lil’ Sprouts under 2 years old, Pea Pickers 2-3 years and Lil’ Mr. and Miss Hillbilly 4-6 years. Also new this year is JR Miss Hillbilly for teens age 15-18 Contests will be from 3-4 pm on the main stage. Sponsored by Bryant’s Osage Outdoors, Renken Law Firm and Lake West Signs. There will be free children’s games. Lake Bloomer’s Club is giving away plants for kids, Sprinkles & Rose Petal, the face painting Clowns and their Balloon making Buddy will be in the Kid’s area behind the log cabin. These free activities are sponsored by local banks, organizations & businesses.
Hay folks watch for some exciting new things happening around the fairgrounds at different times you might see a shotgun wedding or just about anything popping up! Also new this year we have the Missouri Trail Busters Crawling Competition down by the covered bridge in the walking trail area. I have no idea what this is but I’m am sure you will enjoy it as I will.
Our Karaoke contest will be run by Karaoke by Kelly. The contest is sponsored by The Branding Iron, Karaoke by Kelly and KS-95. Age groups are 5-12, 13-17 and 18 & over. The contest will be from 4- 7:30 pm on the main stage. Prize money is sponsored by local businesses. The sign-up will be at the side of the main stage from 3-3:30 pm. The cost to enter is $5.00 for ages 5-17 years and $10.00 for 18 and older. We have a Horseshoe tournament, sponsored by in part by Vinny’s Café and Taterhoggz. Bingo at the Elks tent, a Boy Scout cake walk, a Carnival, lots of food, tons of crafts.
Our Raffle offers for 1st place a $500.00 Gift Card to Wal-Mart and 2nd place is $100.00 cash. We also will be raffling off a Hillbilly Straw Hat with $100.00 attached to it. These tickets can be purchased now thru the fair from all the volunteers. All raffles will be drawn at 8 pm Saturday evening. Our T-Shirts, and sweatshirts, with the 2014 Artwork on them are also on sale now.
Our two day-sponsors this year are; Friday Osage Community Elks Lodge #2705, and Lady Elks Auxiliary, and Saturday G2M Supermarket. .
The $2 parking fee (per car load) has been the only entry cost for our fair for many years. This fee goes to the youth in our community for helping in the parking area for your safety and convenience. Handicap shuttle carts will be running all three days.
A BIG Thank You to all those who attend each year. Without you, there would be no fair. We are always looking for new ideas and more volunteers, so if you would like to help please stop by the log cabin and see me. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank my entire great group of volunteers, supporters and sponsors who have given numerous hours and funds to all the events of the Laurie City Park and Laurie Fairgrounds.
As you can tell, there will be something for everybody. I’m looking forward to seeing you all there.
Don’t miss it!
Events & Parks Coordinator
Starting Date: Ending Date:
Friday, Sep. 18, 2015 Saturday, Sep. 19, 2015
269 Fairgrounds Drive
Laurie, MO ?
Phone Number: Alt. Phone Number: Fax Number:
(573) 374-8776 (573) 374-4871 (573) 374-5093