Elk City Old Settlers’ Days set for Sept. 7-8

ELK CITY — Elk City will celebrate its annual Old Settlers’ Days with a series of events stretched out over two days.


Events get underway on Friday, Sept. 7 with the entry of fair exhibits at 9 a.m., at the  Elk City Community Center, followed by the judging of booths and exhibits starting at noon.

At the Elk City ball field, the annual Wayne Johnson Memorial Car Show will begin at 5 p.m., with judging at 9 p.m.  Registration fee is $10 (must be age 16 or older to participate). Registration will begin at 3 p.m.


Classes will include original car, modified car, original pickup truck and modified pickup truck.


Special awards will be given for best paint, best in show, peoples’ choice, and special interest classes.


Other events on Friday evening include the crowning of the Old Settlers’ Day Queen, pie auction, door prizes, cake walk, game booths, Farm Bureau kiddie tractor pull, karaoke at 9 p.m., and more.

The Elk City Power of the Past will have a display of antique tractors on Friday and continuing through Saturday.


On Saturday, Sept;. 8, a breakfast of biscuits and gravy will be held at the First Christian Church from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. followed by a parade at 10 a.m. Kids’ races will be held at the ball field beginning at 11:30 a.m.


Races will include tricycle races, stick horse and broom races, sack races, foot races, three-legged race, land ski race, turtle races (bring your own turtles), game booths, and money in the straw pile.


Lunch will be served beginning at noon at the ball field concession stand, followed by a medallion hunt and free throw shoot. A three-on-three volleyball tournament will be held in the afternoon as will a horseshoe pitching contest.


A free watermelon feed sponsored by the Montgomery County Farm Bureau will be held at 3 p.m., followed by a free bean feed at 5 p.m.,


The Outlaw Souls will provide music entertainment beginning at 5:30 p.m.


At 6:30 p.m., a talent contest will be held for two age groups (age 14 and younger, and age 15 and older).


Music by Longshot will conclude the evening events.


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