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Mark your calendars for OCTOBER 7, 2017 for a FUN, FALL FAMILY CELEBRATION known as OZtoberFEST!  Join us in downtown Wamego for a variety of activities including our OZ Costume Contest, Classic Car Show, Munchkinland, Tin Man's Garage, Uncle Henry's Farmers Market, Boom Battle Sports, Beer & Wine Garden, Entertainment, Food, Children's Actvities and much, much more.








OZsome Schedule & Admission Information

OZsome Schedule & Admission Information
The Official OZtoberFest Day is SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7…yet we want everyone to know there are fun things going on both Friday and Sunday as well.
Friday, October 6:
• OZtoberFest OZ Murder Mystery / Columbian Theatre
Saturday, October 7:
• OZtoberFest Family Event / Downtown Wamego
• OZ Museum Events and Special Guest Presentations
• OZtoberFest OZ Murder Mystery / Columbian Theatre
Sunday, October 8:
• OZ Museum Events and Special Guest Presentations
OZtoberFest is free to the public.  The exception is entrance to the OZ Museum and presentations.  Here is the information concerning the Museum.

Admission (Wrist Bands) to the OZ Museum and activities sponsored by the Museum are $12 adults, $8 children ($10 military adults, $6 military children) per day. This includes unlimited time and access for the day to the Museum, as well as admittance to all the speaker events at the Museum and at The Columbian Theatre. (Prices can be  subject to change.)

Also, please note that if you have a regular OZ Museum pass, it is not honored during OZtoberFest.  This is due to the presentations and additional activities during the festival.

We look forward to seeing you!!

All Day Activities (Oct 7) 10am - 5pm

This was the 2016 schedule.  For 2017 we will have much of the same, but some activities are subject to change.
ANIMAL BALLOONS:  Munchkinland
BEER & WINE GARDEN: Featuring Flying Monkey Beer & wines from Oz Winery (Noon – 7)
BOOM BATTLE SPORTS: Bubble Soccer, Laser Tag (Wamego City Park) (Ages 6 and up)
CLASSIC CAR SHOW:  Vintage, classic cars give OZtoberFest a feeling of nostalgia. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Wamego High School Veteran’s Honor Flight Program. (Car Show ends at 3:30)
FACE PAINTING: Munchkinland & near Dunk Tank
FOOD VENDORS: From barbeque to freshly squeezed lemonade, we have something for everyone.  Come for lunch and stay for the dance and visit our vendors again for supper!
GLINDA THE GOOD WITCH BUBBLES: Enjoy the magical bubble fun from"in-descri-bubble" in Munchkinland.
HOMEMADE ICE CREAM:  Served by the Wamego Historical Society in Tin Man’s Garage. (Iron Clad) After 3:30 look for homemade fruit cobbler served with ice cream.
MUNCHKIN JUNCTION: Activities for kids 6 and under. Columbian Theatre. (Wrist Band Required)
MUNCHKINLAND INFLATABLES: All day pass $8 wristband.
OZ MARKET: Arts and Unique items that include Pottery, Paintings, Photographs & More
OZ VINETTES & OZ CHARACTERS: for photo ops, along the street.
TIN MAN’S GARAGE: (Inside Iron Clad) Upcycled, Refurbished, Repurposed, Vintage Goods, Primitives
UNCLE HENRY’S FARMERS MARKET: Fresh Vegetables, Fruits, Honey & More
WICKED WITCHES DUNK TANK: Portion of proceeds will support Wamego High School FCCLA.
YELLOW BRICK ROAD SALE: at Vanderbilt’s: Your Work Boot Center

Entertainment (Oct. 7)

There will be three entertainment areas once again in 2017. Look for a schedule of performances listed here by this fall.
Emerald City Stage

  • In front of Columbian Theatre

Tin Man’s Talent Showcase

  • In Front of Iron Clad
  • Inside Iron Clad


Time Specific Activities (Oct. 7)

Schedule will be announced & posted in August/September 2017.

The OZ Museum Activities & Guests

Schedule will be announced & posted in August/September 2017.

Boom Battle Sports (Oct. 7)

Gather your friends & adversaries for exciting BATTLES at Wamego City Park!


Glinda’s Bubble Soccer
• 15 Minute Game - Players are encased in a zorb-like inflatable bubble and then bounce into each other as they fight for the ball
Toto’s Laser Tag
• 8 Minute Game - The ULTIMATE battle of wits and skill, playing tag with lasers.
Winkie Guard Archery
• 8 Minute Game -  It’s dodgeball battle with an EXTREME TWIST! Combining athletics with the adrenaline pumping, high-intensity of nerf-type archery.

 $5 per player per game / 5 games for $20 (These are 2016 prices, so be aware there may be a price change.)

 Every participant will need to sign Boom Battle Sports waiver before playing and must be 6 years old or older.

Classic Car Show Information (Oct. 7) 10am-3:30pm

Follow the yellow brick road (Hwy 99) to the 4th Annual CLASSIC CAR SHOW in downtown Wamego and be part of the fun, OZtoberFest happenings!

Schedule and details will be posted in August/September 2017.


Again , this year we are proud to have partnered with the Wamego High School VETERAN’S HONOR FLIGHT Program! A percentage of the registration fee will be donated to this organization. The Honor Flight has a mission to take veterans to Washington D.C. to see their respective memorials.  Wamego High School proudly joined the Kansas Honor Flight Network in 2012.  They search for veterans in our regional area who are interested in seeing our nation's memorials on a two-day trip to Washington D.C. Wamego High School National Honor Society students serve as guardians for their esteemed veterans during the trip.  As a way to honor them for their service, veterans do not pay for this opportunity, thanks to Sponsors and fund raising!

 For more information or questions: Email at or call Wamego Chamber at 785-456-7849


Street Dance (Oct. 7) 5pm - 7pm

Be ready at 5pm to join in the music at OZtoberFest's Street Dance. Featured band will be announced and posted this summer.

Downtown Window Painting Contest

Details to follow this fall.

Variety of Contests

Watch for details for the different competitons by the end of summer.

Vendor Applications

2017 Vendor Applications:

OZ Market

Artists of all types: Pottery, Paintings, Photographs
Uncle Henry's Farmers Market Vendor Application
Fresh Vegetables, Fruits, Honey & More
Children's Activity Vendor Application (NOT for Non-Profits use)
Face Painting, Caricature Drawing, Old Time Photos & More

Tin Man's Garage Vendor Application
Repurposed, Vintage, Upcycle, Primitives 

NON-Profit Application

Organizations provide a fun OZ activity for children.
Food Vendor Application
Barbeque, Lemonade, Corn Dogs, Funnel Cakes & More

Festival General Information

PARKING: Parking is available on side streets and around the City Park. Festival is centrally located downtown, Lincoln Avenue, so it is easy to park and walk to this family event. Boom Battle Sports will take place in City Park, so keep this in mind as you make plans.

RESTROOMS: Porta Pottys are available throughout the festival.

CURRENCY: Most vendors will only take cash. There are ATM’s located at Landmark National Bank on Lincoln and Bank of the Flint Hills, located on 5th Street near Munchkinland.

LOST CHILD:  Please come to information booth, centrally located at festival.  Police will assist.

OZsome Sponsors!


List of sponsors will be posted by fall 2017.




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