August 20 - 26

Downtown Lexington MO

Saturday, August 26

• BREAKFAST at Papa Jack’s Pizza– (Main Street) Breakfast Buffet  $7 per person (Carry out available)  7:00-10:30 a.m.


• FRITZ BEGEMANN Memorial 5K Run/Walk hosted by the Begemann Family $25 per person

(Registration  7:15 Lions Club  Ball Park Complex)

For more information contact Justin Begemann at (660) 232-4362.

Proceeds will benefit Lexington Little League Baseball race starts 8:00 a.m.

CLICK HERE for Registration Form


• HORSESHOE THROW (Lion’s Club Park) $20 per team entry fee  9:00 a.m.


• ARTS, CRAFTS AND FOOD VENDORS OPENS (Main Street Downtown)  9:00 a.m.


• CAR, TRUCK AND MOTORCYCLE SHOW (13TH St. & Franklin Ave) hosted by Twisted Suspension $20 Entry Fee 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m

CLICK HERE  for flier & information


• “BUILD A BAG”  (Lexington Trails Regional Library)   “Free”  Hey Kids!!  Come to the library and fill up a bag with a variety of “cool” stuff. (All Day Event)  starts 9:00 a.m.


• ULTIMATE DANCE AND ACRO PERFORMANCE (In Front of Lafayette County Courthouse)   10:00 a.m


• MO CHIP CHILD ID EVENT (At the Masonic Lodge, 126 N. 11TH Street) “Free” Sponsored by The Masonic Lodge 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.


• FREE COOLING STATION (Lex. Medical Clinic) Stop by for an indoor break from the heat with free diaper changing stations

& other giveaways.   10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.


• BINGO UNDER THE BIG TENT (City Parking Lot on Main St. between 9th and 10th St) $1 a card per game

(Winner takes ½ of the proceeds each game) 10:00 a.m.-Noon


• FROG AND TURTLE RACES (City Parking Lot on Main Street between 9th and 10th St.) Registration at 9:30 a.m.  10:00 a.m.


• FRIED CHICKEN DINNER (Second Baptist Church 12th and Main) $10 per person (Carry out available)   11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.


• KIDDIE PARADE (City Parking Lot on Main Street between 9th and 10th St) Open to ALL AGES Judging starts at 10:30 a.m.  11:00 a.m.


• LEXINGTON COMMUNITY FAIR PARADE (Check-in begins at 10: 00 a.m.) at 8th and Main Street (in front of the Elk’s Lodge)

           We are excited to have the Ararat Shriners this year!   Parade Theme: “EXPRESS YOURSELF”   11:00 a.m.


• KISS THE PIG CONTEST (In front of Courthouse)  Following the Parade

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• KID’S COMMUNITY FUN FEST (City Parking Lot on Main Street between 9th and 10th St)  Noon – 1:00 p.m.


• PING PONG BALL DROP (City Parking Lot on Main Street between 9th and 10th St)  2 age Groups, 6 & under, and 7 to 12 years of age 1:00 p.m.


• ELVIS SINGS (In Front of Lafayette County Courthouse) Must See Performance  1:00 p.m.


• CARNIVAL IS OPEN 1:00 p.m. - 10pm (Downtown Franklin Ave. and 10th Street)

$20 bracelet times: 2pm-6pm & 6pm – 10 p.m.


• “Try to Stay Dry”  BEACH TOWEL VOLLEYBALL (12th and Main) Water-balloon fun --Ages-Middle School to Adult   1:30 p.m.


• OLD TIME FIDDLER’S CONTEST (Located at “THE LEX”---11th and Franklin Ave) –hosted by Lexington Moose Lodge---

Registration begins at 1:00 p.m.  2:00 p.m.


• ELKS #749 DUCK DASH (Elk’s Lodge Swimming Pool)  2:00 p.m.


• ELKS #749 CARDBOARD BOAT RACES (Elk’s Lodge Swimming Pool)  2:30 p.m.

CLICK HERE for Entry Form


• BEER WAGON OPENS (City Hall Parking Lot)  5:30 p.m.


• LHS BOOSTER CLUB FOOD BOOTH OPENS (City Hall Parking Lot) Serving Summer Time Favorites 5:30 p.m.


• ADAM WYATT OUTLAW COUNTRY MUSIC SHOW  (“The Lex” 11th and Franklin Avenue) Live Music

(Sponsored by LRHC) “No Charge”  6:00-9:00 p.m

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• I CAN’T BELIEVE MY EYES (City Hall Parking Lot) Lip Sync Talent Competition--hosted by the Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce

                                  Cash prizes will be awarded:   1st Place $150, 2nd Place $100, and 3rd Place $75  6:30 p.m.

CLICK HERE for Rules & Registration Form


• BEER GARDEN featuring live music by The Bucket Band (City Hall parking lot) $10 per person admission charge  9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.


• AFTER THE FUN “LATE NIGHT BREAKFAST” The Spotted Pig is open and serving a Full Breakfast Buffet $8 per person  Midnight-2:00 a.m.


“Saturday Morning Wake-up Call”

Get your wake-up call to the Lexington Community Fair on Saturday morning, August 26th.

Papa Jack’s Pizza is partnering with the Lexington Community Fair to host a breakfast buffet including breakfast casserole, homemade cinnamon rolls, biscuits & gravy.


The breakfast will begin at 7:00 a.m. and last until 10:30 a.m. at Papa Jack’s located at 1014 Main Street.

Don’t miss this special way to start your day.  Bring the whole family and enjoy the fun and fellowship for just $7.00 per person.  Carryout and delivery also available.


Can’t you just smell the biscuits baking, the gravy simmering, and the fresh aroma of coffee brewing?




Runner/Walkers!  Time to Gear Up for the 3rd Annual Fritz Begemann Memorial 5K Run/Walk

 Would you like to take a stroll along a lake side and through a park-like setting, or is competing for first place among your peers more your style?  You can do either one and raise money for a good cause at the annual Lexington Community Fair at the same time!


 The 3rd  Annual Fritz Begemann Memorial 5KRun/Walk will take place on Saturday, August 26, 2017.  Registration will begin at 7:15 a.m. at the Lexington, MO Ball Park Complex.  The race will start at 8 a.m.  The registration/donation fee is $25.00 per person.  Pre-register before Friday, August 17th and receive a Free T-Shirt.  A limited number of T-shirts will be available to purchase the day of the 5KRun/Walk.


Alvin Fredrick “Fritz” Begemann had a genuine love for AMERICA’S FAVORITE PAST TIME, and was passionate in coaching and seeing young athletes play the games of baseball and softball.  Throughout the 1990’s and early 2000’s, Fritz helped coach hundreds of kids in Lexington, and other local towns, how to play the game and compete with passion, both on and off the field.


Fritz passed away suddenly on May 3, 2014 and left behind a generation of athletes that may forever remember his quips and quotes.


The Fritz Begemann Memorial exists to help support the Lexington Little League and all the future young athletes in the community.  There has been 140 participants combined in 2015 and 2016.  The memorial has donated over $2000 in baseball and softball equipment, including new bats, catcher’s gear, and new magnetic breakaway bases.  Additional funds will also be available for any child/young athlete in need of assistance.  Donations are accepted year round; tak ID info will be provided upon request.




Please Call/Text/Email/Facebook Justin Begemann  (660) 232-4362



Registration forms can be printed online:

Via Fritz Begemann Memorial Facebook Page


CLICK HERE for Registration Form



Lexington City Hall

Lexington Chamber of Commerce



Justin Begemann 20059 Long Grove Road  Higginsville, MO 64037


UNABLE TO PARTICIPATE???  Donations are Gladly Accepted!!!



Horseshoe throwers to compete Saturday at the Lexington Lions Club Park

 Be sure to be one of the favorite sporting events during the Lexington Community Fair 2017, will be the “Horseshoe Throwing Contest.”


 This event will take place at the Lexington Lions Club Park starting at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday August 26th.  There will be a $20 entry fee per team.  Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners along with trophies to First, Second and Third Place Winners.


 Food and drink will be available.  To sign up or for more information call Chris Brooks at (660)232-5412.



Arts, Crafts, and Food Vendors to Display Wares

 On Saturday, August 26th starting at 9:00 a.m. arts, crafts and food vendors will line downtown Main Street .  Come see if there is something you just can’t do without or grab something to eat from one of the many vendors.  There will be something for everyone.




2017 Lexington Community Fair Car/Truck/Motorcycle Show

Hosted by Twisted Suspension

August 26th, 2017… Make sure to mark you calendars for this date! In the past 3 years this show has grown and grown, and looks like it will be even bigger this year. For this reason we had to create classes for all different varieties of vehicles. 13 different classes actually (awarding the top 3 of each class), along with 7 specialty awards.


Just like last year we will be hosting this event right next to the Fair on Franklin Ave between 11th and 14th street. Registration will be held between 9am-11am, and awards at approximately 4pm. Be sure to grab your raffle tickets, not only do we have great stuff to give away but the proceeds will be used to benefit local law enforcement.


For more information join us on Facebook @ Lexington Community Fair Car Show 2017, by email @, or by calling Russ Fox @ (660)232-3594. We look forward to seeing you there for another great turnout!




 Come visit the library any time from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday August 26th to build your very own bag of goodies.  Start building your bag with a book:  choose a toy and finally a sweet treat.

 While you are at the library, be sure to take a look at our jar of Dr. McGaffey’s Taffy—guess how many candies are in the jar…..the closest guess wins the entire jar!


 Take a break from the heat and visit Lexington’sTrails Regional Library during the fair.




 The Ultimate Dance and Acro students will take the stage in front of the Lafayette County Courthouse on Saturday, August 26th at 10:00 a.m. for a unique opportunity to perform for the Lexington Community Fair-goers.


 Fair-goers will have a chance to witness this exclusive performance by local talent from both the Lexington and Odessa areas.


 The Ultimate Dance & Acro Studios are located at 400 Mason in Odessa, Missouri and at 908 Main Street in downtown Lexington, Missouri where they offer Ballet, Jazz, HipHop, Acrobatics, and Cheerleading classes for all ages!!  Instructor Courtney Adams will introduce and advance your child in the dance world.  Ultimate Dance and Acro is the perfect place to learn creative expression in a fun, high energy, and interactive environment.


 These talented and fun-loving performers invite you, your family, and friends to come and enjoy the show as they showcase their many talents.


 For more information or any questions regarding Ultimate Dance & Acro, please contact Courtney Adams at (816) 263-7314.



CHILD Identification Program

 The Missouri Masonic Children’s Foundation and MOCHIP Child IT will host a Missouri Child Identification Program Saturday August 26th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 1016 Main Street (Next to the Chamber of Commerce)


  No one wants to think that the unimaginable could happen to them, but according to statistics, nearly 2,000 children are reported missing or abducted each day in the United States.  Gathering all of the information law enforcement officials need after the fact can be a daunting task, especially under duress.


 According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, a current good quality photo is the single most effective tool in locating a missing child.  The NCMEC encourages parents to be prepared by assembling their child’s photos and vital information ahead of time.


 The program consists of five major components:  Digital Photographs, Digital Fingerprints, Child Information and Emergency contacts, Dental bite impression, and two (2) laminated ID cards.

 Together, these five measures provide a powerful identification and recovery tool.  The digital photographs, digital fingerprints and child information and emergency contacts are given to the parent or guardian of the child on a mini-CD computer dist.  The information on the disk is compatible with the format required by the “AMBER ALERT” program.


 The dental bite impression provides an impression of the biting surface of the child’s teeth, which like fingerprints, are unique to each individual.  The dental impression also collects enough saliva to provide a DNA sample and a source for a scent for trained canine search and recovery teams.


 The Masonic Children’s Foundation retains no information concerning the children:  only a signed permission form is retained by the Foundation.


 Download forms ahead of time at and click on “about.”

 For more information, contact: Mark Schroer (816)934-2713




  In conjunction with the Saturday activities taking place at the 2017 Lexington Community Fair, the Lexington Medical Clinic will host a cooling station with free cookies and bottled water.  There will also be hand-outs, drawings for door prizes and free blood pressure checks.  The Lexington Methodist Baby Grace Program will also be on hand to provide a changing station complete with diapers and wipes and a private area for nursing mothers.  All of these amenities will be located in the clinic office located at 1026 Main Street between the hours of 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 26th.



BINGO Under the Big Tent!

If you are feeling lucky, don’t pass up the “chance” to join us to try your luck.  Bingo for all ages will be located on the City Hall Parking LOT on Friday night, August 25th following the “Recycled Fashion Show”.


This fun event is open to all ages.  Cards can be purchased for $1 per card per game.  Winner takes half of the proceeds for each game.


Bingo fun will also take place under the “Big Tent” located on the City Parking LOT on Main Street between 9th and 10th Street on Saturday August 26th, from 10:00 a.m. to Noon.



Frog and Turtle Races Are Coming Once Again!

 Sure to be one of the most popular events of the Lexington Community Fair will be the “Frog and Turtles Races.”  This event will take place on Saturday Aug. 26th at the City Parking Lot located on Main Street between 9th and 10th Street in downtown Lexington.

 Anyone who would like to bring a frog or turtle to this competition should be there before 9:30 a.m. in order to get their contestants entered.  All entries should be brought to the competition inside an appropriate container, with a lid.  Race time begins at 10 a.m.

 This competition is open to all ages.  Official licensed frog and turtle referees will be on hand to supervise this event as downtown Lexington will be hopping.



Second Baptist Church to host Fried Chicken Dinner

 The Second Baptist Church of Lexington will be hosting a Fried Chicken Dinner Fundraiser on Saturday, August 26th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the church located at 12th and Main Streets.


 The cost of the dinner will be $10.00 per person. Carryout will also be available.



Kiddie Parade to Join the Lexington Community Fair Big Parade

 Lexington fairgoers will be able to enjoy the Lexington Kiddie Parade entries at the front of the Big Parade during the Lexington Community Fair.


 Youngsters are invited to decorate their bikes, trikes, scooters, strollers, wagons, pets, and themselves and participate in the Kiddie Parade Saturday, August 26th.


 Children and their parents are asked to gather at the alley entrance at the Presbyterian Disciples Church Fellowship Hall no later than 10:30 a.m. for judging.


 Prizes will be awarded to all participants and special awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in the following categories:




 After the entries have been judged and winners announced, the Kiddie Parade will step off at 9th and Main where they will join the Big parade and travel the advertised Lexington Community Fair parade route.  Parents are welcomed to walk with their children or they may pick up their “kiddies” at the end of the parade route.


 For more information or questions regarding the Kiddie Parade, please call Candy Myers at (660)232-0303.



Parade 2017 “EXPRESS YOURSELF”!!!!!

The Lexington Community Fair Parade is slated for Saturday August 26th –the final day of the seven-day festival.  Headlining this year’s Lexington Community Fair Parade as Grand Marshalls are Carly and Shelba Davidson.


Since its inception the parade has attracted numerous creative floats and this year will once again boast the crazy antics of the crowd-pleasing Ararat Shriners of Kansas City, with their array of clowns, tiny cars, motorcycles and classic cars.


Several Lexington High School classes holding reunions that week are also expected to join the parade, say organizers.


This year’s parade promises to be equally entertaining for the large crowd expected to line the parade route.  The parade theme of “Express Yourself” should only add to the fun.  Design your entries to express your personality, your business, or just come up with something wacky.  We want to see who YOU are Lexington!  Here is your chance.  EXPRESS YOURSELF!  There will be no judging.


All participants are encouraged to attend for the fun and enthusiasm of the crowd.  So come on out, throw some candy to all the kids, young and old, have a good time, and EXPRESS YOURSELF!  In Lexington’s Annual Community Fair Parade.  The Lexington Police department asks parade participants to be considerate of other parade participants as well as onlookers by not displaying dangerous behavior.  Burn-Outs.   Wheelies or Smoke Outs are not acceptable behavior.  Opening of headers is acceptable and motorcycle riders may ride in the parade without a helmet.


For additional parade information call Penny Grosso at (660) 259-3082



Check-in for the parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Main Street and Highland Avenue.  The parade will begin at 11 a.m. taking off at 8th Street heading ease on Main Street before disbanding at 15th Street.  Kiddie Parade entries will line up in the parking lot between 9th &10th Streets.  Due to the logistics in the parade staging area organizers ask if your entry contains more than one unit to meet elsewhere and check in together as a group.  This area will not allow for holding spots or rearranging entries.



“Kiss the Pig” Entrants Set to Pucker Up

This year’s group of potential pig-smoochers has been selected for the 7th Annual Lexington Community Fair “Kiss the Pig Contest” and they are now ready to raise money for the annual summer festival and their favorite charity.  The participant who raises the most amount of money over the course of the contest will have the “privilege” of puckering up and kissing a real live pig.  The fundraiser is all in good fun.


Six local “Celebrities” have graciously volunteered or should we say have been “hog tied” and are lobbying for votes to keep from being the candidate to lock lips with a swine.  The efforts of these men and women will be rewarded with 50% of their “bacon” raised being donated to their favorite local charity.


Candidates include:

     Janelle Neece Angel Tree

     Rev. Liz Deveney C.A.R.  (Cancer Assistance Relief)

     Isaiah Fowler  Lexington Food Pantry

     Candy McGill  Margaret Gray Center

     Ajay Bharti  The “LEX”

    Stephanie Carter Lexington Minutemen Special Athletes


To help one of these lucky contestants in their quest to keep from cozying up to some swine, cans will be placed at Dave’s Country Market from August 1st to August 23rd  for you to vote for the contestant of your choice.  Vote early, vote often.  Contestants will also have their very own voting container in their possession or at their place of business for you to place votes.


The contest will close at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23rd.  The loser of the contest will be announced in front of the courthouse and the official “lip lock” will take place immediately following the parade on Saturday, August 26th.  A special prize will be awarded to the candidate that raises the most money.


 The Lexington Community Fair Board would like to thank Baker’s Memorials of Lexington for sponsoring this contest and we would like to thank Dave’s Country Market for hosting the voting.



KID’S COMMUNITY FUN FEST – Calling All Kids That Just Want To Have Fun!!!!

Do you have kids who like playing kids games, eating snacks, and winning prizes????


Make plans to swing by the City Parking Lot located on Main Street between 9th and 10th Street on Saturday August 26th from Noon to 1:00 p.m. where they can join in games and fun like kids’ mini golf, a Hula Hoop Contest, bean bag and ring toss, the Duck Pond and so much more!!!!!


Also included in the many planned activities are face painting, balloon tying, door prizes and much more.


And don’t forget to sign up for the drawing for a World’s of Fun pass donated by Bank Midwest.

Lexington Rotary Club will be hosting this event.  Come one, come all, you are sure to have a ball!!!!!


If you have any questions concerning the Community Fun Fest, please contact Vickie Church at (660) 259-4646



PING PONG BALL DROP! More Fun for Kids at the Lexington Community Fair.

 The Lexington Community Fair Board will host a ‘Ping Pong Ball Drop” at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 26th on the City Parking Lot located on Main Street between 9th and 10th Street.


 More than 500 Ping Pong Balls will be dropped from high in the sky.


Fair Board members say there will be two age divisions for this event:

1) 6 years old and under

2) Age 7 to 12 years old


Children will scramble for Ping Pong Balls and turn them in for prizes.  There will be a limit on the number of prizes received so each child may receive a prize.


No containers of any kind are allowed.  This includes:  bags, hats, sacks, buckets, etc.  Participants are allowed the use of their hands only.




 Whether the shoes are blue suede or something else, feet will be tapping to the music when Elvis tribute artist Danny Johnson returns to perform at the Lexington Community Fair on Saturday August 26th.

 Elvis is for everyone!!!  You won’t want to miss his performance as this Elvis impersonator proves why it is good to be the “King”.

 Show time is at 1:00 p.m. and will take place in front of the Lafayette County Courthouse in downtown Lexington.

 Please plan to attend, as Danny Johnson lovingly brings back memories of the “King of Rock-n-Roll” in a truly dynamic performance complete with costume.




 Ever had a warm summer day and looking for a great game for you, your family or friends?  Look no further….this game is sure to be a hit!  Like traditional volleyball with a fun new spin!

A hot day + a bunch of people + balloons + water + towels = WATER BALLOON VOLLYBALL!!!!!

 This new fun-filled Lexington Community Fair activity will take place at Main Street Park located at 12th and Main Street in downtown Lexington on Saturday, August 26th starting at 1:30 p.m.

 Each team that would like to compete will consist of 8 players.

 This game follows the rules of traditional volleyball, except that instead of a volleyball, and instead of your hands you will be using a water balloon and a beach towel.  Volleying will ensue when each team can each effectively use a towel and teamwork to toss and catch a water balloon over a volleyball net.

 For questions or to enter your team contact Linda Niendick at ,

 or call Linda at (816) 517-2944.



1. Each team will have 8 players.

2. The flip of a coin (heads or tails) will decide who is the first team to serve.



 Divide up into teams.  Eight (8) players per team.  Each team will then divide up into pairs.  Each pair will have one beach towel, each person will hold an end of it.  The first team will start with one of the pairs putting a water balloon on their towel.  The pair will then move together to “throw” the water balloon over the net with the towel from the serving line.  The team on the other side will try to catch the water balloon with their towel and then “throw” it bak over to the other side.



1.  Offense is the team who is serving.  Defense is the team that receives the serve.

2. Offense will score one point when Defense neglects to catch the water balloon in the towel or on an out of bounda launch.

3. Defense will score one point on an offensive miss, out of bounds launch, or serve into the net.

4. The game will be played to 21 points, but the winning team must win by 2 points.



Big Prizes draw top Fiddlers to Competition

 On Saturday, August 26th the Lexington Community Fair and the Lexington Moose Lodge will host an “Old Time Fiddlers Contest” to be held in conjunction with the festival.

 There are 4 categories in the prize fund.   The top 5 contestants in the open Division will compete for $1,000 in prize money.  Additional prize money ($300) per category) will be up for grabs in following two divisions which are:   Senior (60 and over,) and Junior (ages 11 to 16). The Jr. Junior Category (age 11 and under) will have a purse of $175 .  NOTE:  Contestants may only enter in ONE category.

 There is no entry fee for contestants to participate.  Contestants will register at 1:00 p.m. at “THE LEX” located at 11th and Franklin Avenue on the day of the contest.  The competition will begin promptly at 2:00 p.m.


 For further information, please contact Clyde Charles at (660)259-4922 or (816)645-1101.  The Lexington Community Fair runs from August 20th through August 26th, 2017.



GO QUACKERS at the ELK’S #749 5th Annual Duck Dash

Downtown Lexington will be buzzing on Saturday, August 26th.  But on Saturday, it will also be quacking as well.


That’s the day that the Elk’s swimming pool will gleam bright yellow with hundreds of rubber ducks, each one primed to float to the finish line.


The 2017 Elks Lodge #749 Duck Derby has become a popular downtown tradition in recent years, and it is making its second appearance on the Schedule of Events at the 2017 Lexington Community Fair.


Sponsored and hosted by the local lodge, the duck race raises money for the lodge’s local and international charities.


Racers will once again have the opportunity to win a first place prize of $300.  You need not be present to win.  This event is free to watch and open to the public.  All ducks remain the property of the Lexington Elks.


So it’s time to get your ducks in a row!!! Teams or individuals can adopt a duck for $5, or a “quack pack” 6 ducks for $25, or a “quack attack pack” 13 ducks for $50.


The race will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 26th at the local Elks swimming pool located at 801 Main Street, when all “adoptive parents” will have a chance to go for the gold.


Food and drink will be available for purchase.  After the “Duck Dash” is concluded, be sure to hang around the pool area for the 3rd annual Elks’ Lodge #749 Cardboard Boat Races.


For more information regarding the race or how to purchase a duck, please contact Race Co-Chairman Joe Clifford at (660) 232-1333 or Christy Thorp at (816)838-2550



SINK OR SAIL AT THE ANNUAL ELKS #749 Cardboard Boat Races

 So sailors, boat-builders, engineers and fans of boat racing, “GET READY”, Put on your captain’s hat and bring along your first mate and enter the 3rd annual Elks #749 Cardboard Boat Races at 801 Main Street on Saturday, August 26th at 2:30 p.m. immediately following the Elks #749 annual Duck Dash that will take place at 2:00 P.M.


 Boats can be made of only corrugated cardboard, duct tape and one layer of polyurethane.  Each contestant must have an original name for their boat.  Designs can be anything from a pirate ship to a shark, to just a plain old boat.  Creativity is encouraged when it comes to designing, as long as it does not help with the floatation of the boat.  They say duct tape can fix anything, and for the crafty and innovative contestants at the Elks #749 Cardboard Boat Races, this is probably what will keep them afloat.


Awards will be given in the following categories

1st place  (2 adults)

1st place  (1 adult and child)

1st place (2 children)

Captain’s Award (Judges Choice of Best Overall Design)

Titanic Award (Award of the Greatest Sinking)


 Fair-goers are invited to come out to root for your favorite entry at what will be one of the wackiest boat races you’ve ever seen.  You will witness the ultimate test of engineering skill and a bit of luck from the participants as they paddle their way to victory.

 Food and drink will also be available to the public.

 For more information or questions, please contact Joe Clifford at (660) 232-1333  or via Email at or Christy Thorp at (816) 838-2550.


CLICK HERE for Entry Form



RULES as follows:


1.  The ENTIRE boat must be built from cardboard & duct tape.  Duct tape may be used to reinforce seams.

2.  Corrugated Cardboard, Carpet Tubes, Cardboard Blocks can be found at recycling centers, appliance stores,  department stores, discount clubs, electronic stores.

Any thickness of corrugated cardboard is permitted.

      Decorations are allowed and encouraged provided they are not used as structural or flotation elements.         Crew costumes are encouraged.  Design is left to builder(s).  Let your imagination take over.  Teams will  be judged on design.

3. The crew compartment CANNOT be enclosed so as to interfere with escape.

4. Each boat must carry a closed gallon plastic jug with a 6 ft tether securely attached.  Gallon jug must remain in the boat for while racing, this if for retrieving sunken remains.

5. No motors allowed.  Teams must provide their own paddles/oars.


NO wood, plastic, rubber, inflatable devices, Styrofoam, fiberglass or plastic or shrink wrap can be used.

NO coated cardboard.

NO caulking compounds, two-part/mixed adhesives, glues or epoxy mixtures or coatings are allowed.

NO surfboard style boat is allowed.



1.  Boat occupants must wear appropriately sized, properly fastened, life jackets.  LIFE JACKETS MUST BE SUPPLIED BY AND WORN BY ALL PARTICIPANTS ON THE BOAT WHILE IN THE WATER.

2. The passenger area of the boat must not be permanently enclosed above the shoulders of the occupants.

3. Each occupant must be visible while the boat is in the water.  Boats must be free of sharp edges or anything that could pose a danger.

4. All participants must be able to swim.



1. Each boat must have a designated captain.  The captain must check in at the Registration table by 1:30 p.m. on race day and have their vessels available on the designated pool deck for viewing and inspection.  Race time scheduled for start at 2:30 p.m.

2. Both crew members must be in the boat at the start of their race and both crew members must be in the boat when it crosses the finish line.

3. Participants must retrieve their boat—or  their boat’s remains—from the water



















 Come experience classic country melodies.  The whole family will enjoy this FREE show from the annals of country greats like: Merle Haggard, Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash and others.

 Adam Wyatt, country music entertainer will bring the “Grand Ole Opry” experience to life for you on Saturday, August 26th, following the Old-Time Fiddler’s Contest along with music requests from show attendees.


 Don’t miss this must-see performance starting at 6 p.m. and lasting until 9 p.m. at The “Lex” (11th and Franklin Avenue).

 Come one, come all.  There is no admission charge for this event that is being sponsored and brought to you by Lafayette Regional Health Center.

 The “Lex” will also have food and drinks available to purchase for your dining pleasure.


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I Can’t Believe my Eyes

 You don’t want to miss the lip sync competition!  Not only do the performer(s) mouth the words so they look like they are really singing the song, but they also look and act the part of the artist(s) that originally released the song.  There are group performances as well as individual.  Expect to see amazing performances from local talent at the upcoming Lip Sync Contest sponsored by Lexington, Missouri branch of NASB (North American Savings Bank).


 Love to perform but can’t sing?  Show off your skills, or lack thereof.  It is not too late to enter the competition which pays $150 first place.  Second place pays $100 and third place pays $75.  Prize money provided by NASB.


 This contest will be held in the City Hall Parking lot on Saturday August 26, at 6:30 p.m.

 For more information call Penny Grosso at the Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce at (660) 259-3082.


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 “Rock the Night Away At The Saturday Night Beer Garden” with The Bucket Band!













Join us on the City Hall Parking Lot on Saturday Night August 26, 2017 from 9 p.m. to 1a.m.  You won’t want to miss the live band performance of “The Bucket Band.”  This group plays an extensive variety of music that will have you dancing the night away no matter what your music preference is.


 There is a $10 cover charge per person.  Come join the late-night fun with the band and catch up on old times with LHS Alumni, family and friends.



“After the Fun Late-Night Breakfast”

 For all you night owls, The Spotted Pig Restaurant/Sports Bar is open and serving a full breakfast buffet  Saturday night, August 26th, for $8 per person during the Lexington Community Fair.

 This Breakfast will be available after the Saturday night beer garden from Midnight – 2:00 a.m.




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