Archive for Friday, June 3, 2011

Basehor Dairy Days kicks off with concert, picnic

Members of the Woods family, who hail from Tonganoxie, Lansing and Oklahoma as well as from Basehor, enjoy a picnic dinner as the Lonnie Ray Blues Band prepares to begin its performance. The family arrived early to make sure they would get a spot in the shade.

Members of the Woods family, who hail from Tonganoxie, Lansing and Oklahoma as well as from Basehor, enjoy a picnic dinner as the Lonnie Ray Blues Band prepares to begin its performance. The family arrived early to make sure they would get a spot in the shade.

June 3, 2011

The sixth annual Basehor Dairy Days is underway after a kickoff picnic and concert Friday night.

Visitors were scattered across Basehor City Park, some enjoying some dinner, some watching a performance by the Lonnie Ray Blues Band and some climbing on playground equipment.

The full Dairy Days festival takes place Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the city park. See below for a schedule of events, and check out the "Basehor Dairy Days Kickoff" photo gallery for a look at some of the attractions. And check back to basehorinfo.com during the day Saturday for more looks at what the festival has to offer.

THE SCHEDULE

7-10 a.m.: Chris Cakes pancake breakfast

7:30 a.m.: Dairy Days 5K run — Basehor-Linwood High School parking lot

  • Registration 6:45 a.m., warm-up 7 a.m.

9-9:30 a.m.: Kaw Valley Community Chorus

10 a.m.: Sarah's Studio of Dance

10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Shriners clowns

11 a.m.: Gunsmoke and Petticoats Old West Show

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Performance by The Fairmounters

12:30 p.m.: White Tiger Performance Group

1-2 p.m.: Appearance by Sizzle the Bull, official mascot of the Kansas City T-Bones

1 p.m.: Gunsmoke and Petticoats Old West Show

1:30-3:30 p.m.: Performance by the Krazy Kats Band

3 p.m.: Gunsmoke and Petticoats Old West Show

Other events & attractions

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

• Inflatable games • Cow milking machine • Face painting

• Food vendors • Craft vendors • Milk cans on parade

• Gunsmoke and Petticoats Old West Town • Horse and buggy rides

• Carnival games • Caricaturist • Dairy cow

• Spin the Apple and Tornado rides • Petting zoo and pony rides

• Mobile smoke house — fire safety demonstration

• Complimentary Roberts Dairy Products

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