Kincaid fun starts Thursday

KINCAID — A festive atmosphere will surround Kincaid starting Thursday as the community celebrates its 101st Kincaid Free Fair.
Festivities kick off at City Hall with a free bean feed at 5 p.m. Thursday followed by a cash grab for those 12 and young-er and a pedal pull along Main Street.
Friday’s activities include an antique farm equipment show, a turtle race at 4 p.m. for citizens 50 and older, a pony pull at 5 o’clock at the ball park and bingo at 7 p.m. in the old City Hall.
The fun hits high gear on Saturday, with craft, antique and commercial booths all day. A pie baking contest in memory of Mary Jane Holloway begins at 9 a.m. under the big tent. A horseshoe pitching contest also starts at 9 a.m. in Riverside Park.
Six candidates hope to be crowned Kincaid Fair queen at 1 p.m. All six will headline the 1:30 p.m. parade, with Richard and Marguerite Adams as grand marshals. Other parade attractions include decorated pets and bicycles.
Dry land turtle races begin at 4, draft horse pull at 5, musical entertainment by Jeni Vaernadeau at 7 and by Rory Partin at 8:30 p.m. in the old City Hall.
Toby’s Amusement will have an assortment of carnival rides Thursday through Saturday.

VOTING FOR the Kincaid Fair queen is from noon to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the fair building.
Candidates are:
Alysha Westhoff, 17, sponsored by South Lone Elm Club. She is a senior at Crest High School and daughter of Kendall and Denise Adams, Kincaid, and Rod and Nicki Westhoff of Moran.
Melissa Honn, 17, sponsored by the Lions Club. She is a senior at Crest High School and daughter of Rodney and Christine Honn of Kincaid.
Kimberly Frye, 17, sponsored by Deer Creek Boosters. She is a senior at Crest High School and daughter of Verna and Terry Frye of Kincaid.
Haley Ellis, 17, sponsored by the Believe It Or Not Club. She is a senior at Crest High School and daughter of Terry and Kim Ellis of Kincaid.
Nikia Stewart, 16, sponsored by the Advancers Club. She is a junior at Crest High School and daughter of Frank and Darlene Stewart of Kincaid.
Amanda Funk, 17, sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary. She is a junior at Crest High School and daughter of Harry Funk III and Connie Funk of Kincaid.