Activities for all ages will be offered at the 2019 Allertonworld Fair. The event is scheduled for the weekend of Saturday, Sept. 21 and Sunday, Sept. 22.
Kicking off the event on Saturday will be the Allerton Booster Club breakfast being served at the Allerton Civic Center from 7 to 9 a.m. Also beginning at 7 a.m. will be registration for the fishing derby until 7:30 a.m. The event will be held at the Bob White swimming area and will take place from 7:30 to 9 a.m. following the registration.
Also at 7 a.m. Where at the Fair? will begin. This will be a picture scavenger hunt and papers can be picked up at breakfast or the announcer’s stand until 3 p.m.
Beginning at 8 a.m. the vendor fair will open up in Knapp Park. At 9 a.m. bring your youngsters to the gazebo in Knapp Park where Syerra Niday will be offering free face painting.
The Allerton Lil’ Guy and Lil’ Gal contest will begin at 9 a.m. on Central Avenue with the cakewalk following at 9:30 a.m.
A Baker’s Show Your Skills pie and cookie contest is being held this year with participants being asked to have their entries to the Inn of the Six Toed Cat by 10 a.m. There will be three categories including fruit pies, non-fruit pies and drop cookies (two dozen). Prizes and Ribbons for each will be awarded with a silent auction to follow after.
Also beginning at 10 a.m. is the kid’s games on Central Avenue and the free bounce house will open at Knapp Park and is open until noon.
At 11 a.m. Allerton Lumber Company is hosting a nail-driving contest on Central Avenue. An east versus west tug of war will begin following at 11:30 a.m.
The big parade will begin at noon with the line up forming north of Allerton Lumber by 11:45 a.m. The Parade Marshal for this year will be Allerton Mayor Doug Downs.
At the Round Barn east of Allerton a Round Barn buildings tour will be held from 12:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Beginning at 12:45 p.m. will be a ping-pong ball toss on Central Avenue followed by the pedal pull at 1 p.m.
Also at 1 p.m. the free bounce house will reopen until 5 p.m.
Set to begin at 2 p.m. is the golf cart challenge on Central Avenue. The horse drawn wagon rides will begin at the Round Barn site east of Allerton from 2 to 4 p.m.
A bubble blowing contest is set for 3 p.m. and an adult scavenger hunt at 3:30 p.m. Those wishing to participate in the scavenger hunt must meet at the Allerton Legion/Friends of Allerton Building.
A money scramble in the city park will begin at 4 p.m. as well as the fire department bowling ball water fight.
Bingo will begin at 5 p.m. in the Allerton Civic Center with the Alumni Banquet being held at 5:30 p.m. in the Centennial Building.
Being held at the gazebo at Knapp Park at 6 p.m. will be Milkweed Seed Bombs with the naturalist. A bags tournament is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Central Avenue.
The big raffle giveaway will begin at 8 p.m. on the Central Avenue followed by a dance with D.J. Josh Shields from 8:30 until 11 p.m.
On Sunday, Sept. 22 the Slow Pitch Softball Tournament will take place at the Allerton Ball Field at 8 a.m. Those wishing to enter a team may contact Blake Housley at (316) 617-3221.
A hymn sing will be held at the Allerton Round Barn Site at 6:30 p.m.
Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the day on Saturday, Sept. 21 for $1 each. Those collecting buttons will have the ability to receive a button if a ticket is purchased.
Concessions will be available throughout the day Saturday from Soukup’s First Stop, 2 Many Chiefs Concessions, B and E Kettle Corn, Allerton Fire Department and Outlaw Pizza.
The Friends of Allerton invite you to like their Facebook page for more details on each event.