Saturday, October 5th

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Mark your calendars for OCTOBER 5, 2019 for a FUN, FALL FAMILY CELEBRATION known as OZtoberFEST!  Join us in downtown Wamego for a variety of activities including our OZ Costume Contest, Toto look-a-like contest, Classic Car Show, Professor Marvel's Backyard BBQ Cook-Off, Wizard's Beer & Wine Garden, Munchkinland, Auntie Em's Boutique, OZ Market,  and much more OZsome activities. 




OZsome Schedule & Admission Information

The Official OZtoberFest Street Festival Day is SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5th, yet  there are exciting things going on Friday as well. 

Saturday, October 5:

  • OZtoberFest Family Festival - Downtown Wamego
  • Street Dance 5-7 pm Downtown Wamego
  • OZ Museum Events and Special Guest Presentations
  • Columbian Theatre Production Friday and Saturday



OZtoberFest is FREE to the public.  There are a couple exceptions, separate wristbands will need to be purchased for the bouncy houses ($10 all day) and the OZ Museum activities and special guest presentations ($11 for adults & $9 for children. There is a $2 discount for military and children who already have an inflatables wrist band.

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 Kinds of OZsome Things (Oct 6) 10am - 5pm

  • WIZARD'S BEER & WINE GARDEN: Flying Monkey Beer, domestic beer favorites and Oz Winery (12pm – 7pm)  
  • CHILDREN’S TRAIN: Will NOT be running
  • FACE PAINTING: More than one location.
  • OZ COSTUME CONTEST- Columbian Theatre Stage, 12 noon
  • TOTO Look-a-Like CONTEST - Emerald City Stage 1:00 pm
  • FOOD VENDORS: Variety of great food and drinks.
  • INFLATABLES: All day wristbands
  • BANANA Bread Contest:  Enter your best loaf at the Columbian Theatre between 10-11 am.
  • POPPY PLAY FIELD: Children's area with fun activities and games
  • PUPPET SHOWS: OZ Museum theater
  • OZ CHARACTERS: Throughout the day and festival look for OZ Characters for photo opportunities and more.
  • OZ STORYTIME: Wamego Library (Times to be announced)
  • OZ VIGNETTES:  Photo ops, throughout the festival.
  • TIN MAN’S COSTUME: Check out the OZ Foundation’s NEW Tin Man walking around the festival. Designed by Clay Hieschler of Aksarben Industries. He has been making costumes for cosplay for the past 5 years. 
  • TOTO’S TACOZ! OZsome fresh-mex fare with big taste. Indoor, patio-style seating offers plenty of room for you to enjoy local favorites like Yellow Brick Burro’d, Tin Man Black Bean Burrito and Munchkin Tacoz. 
  • APPLE TREE STILT WALKER: Wow!  Can you reach these apples?
  • LITTLE MONKEY HAY MAZE: In front of the Columbian Theatre. Can you find your way out?
  • YELLOW BRICK ROAD SALE:  Vanderbilt’s: Your Work Boot Center
  • OZ WINERY:  Sample their fine wines for purchase while you're in Wamego! Serving 4 free samples( customers choices!) all day Saturday. Their yearly collectors Oztoberfest Limited Edition wine will be announced and available for purchase as well.


Entertainment (Oct. 5th)

Emerald City Stage


Tin Man's Talent




OZtoberFest Markets


  • Arts, unique items, pottery, paintings, photographs & more. Something for everyone!



  • Wonderful direct market items that will thrill the person looking for something to treat themselves to. 


The OZ Museum Activities & Special Guests

OZ Museum will be open: Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday noon – 5pm



OZ Puppet Show and OZ Trivia:

Young and old will enjoy a hand puppet show at the OZ museum theater.  Between puppet shows, guest celebrity, Jane Albright will try to stump you with OZ Trivia and tell us about the famous Wizard of OZ!!  Ms. Albright is the president of Wizard of OZ International Club.  Show times:  11 AM, Noon, 1 PM, 2 PM, 3 PM, 4 PM.

Also, buy a chance at a raffle to win a set of the hand puppets used in the puppet show.

OZ Special Guests 2019:



Heroes, Hot Rods & Motorcycles

Follow the yellow brick road (Hwy 99) to the 6th annual classic car show, HEROES, HOT RODS & MOTORCYCLES alongside the Wamego City Park and along Ash Street.




Registration Fee: $5 per tire (No pre-registration) Same day registration at 5th & Ash: 9am – 12pm

Judging: 11am - 1pm

Raffle Drawings & Awards: 2pm at Car Show Tent (City Park)


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!


OztoberFest has become the Honor Flight Reunion venue for the Wamego High School organization. The veterans and the students whom participated for the past five years come together once again to visit and reminisce.


Honor Flight Facebook Page


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

Columbian Theatre

October 4th-5th Production:


The Columbian Theatre - Wamego, Kansas box office or online at:

Location: Columbian Theatre / 521 Lincoln

Dates: Oct 4th and 5th

Time:  7:30





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

Be ready at 5pm to join in the music of OZtoberFest's Street Dance.

Band featured:  TBA 

Vendor Applications

2019 Vendor Applications:  

Available after July 4th, 2019



General Festival 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.


EMERGENCY SERVICES is located at the intersection of 5th & LIncoln at the information booth.

OZsome Sponsors!




Food Facts

Local Favorites in festival area:

Barleycorn's Deli

4th & Elm Bar & Grill

Toto's Tacoz!

Friendship House

The Friendly Cooker

Festival Food Trucks/Tents:





OZ Costume Contest

Costume Contest Outline

Please register at information booth on Oct. 6th before 11 am.  Contest will be held on the Columbian Theatre Stage.

 Two Age Groups:

o    Under 18 and Over 18
Each contestant will receive a number to wear around their neck.

There are 9 costume categories.  Awards will be presented to the winners, in both age groups, of each category:

o   Best Dorothy

o   Best Munchkin

o   Best Lion

o   Best Scarecrow

o   Best Tinman

o   Best Glinda

o   Best Wicked Witch

o   Flying Monkey

o   Wizard of OZ

Contestants will be called on stage by category starting with age group Under 18 then moving to Over 18.  The Host will have the contestant registration list.  Contestants register the morning of OZtoberFest at the information booth.  The Host will call contestants on stage by their first name and home town starting with Dorothy. Once all entries for Dorothy have been brought on stage they return to their seats and the Host will call up Munchkin entries and so on.  All entries for a specific “character” return to their seats after the last entry walks across the stage.

·         Judges will vote for their favorite of each category per age group.

·         Once all contestants, in both age groups, have walked across the stage and returned to their seats, the judges will collaborate.  One winner per category per age group will then be announced.  As the winning contestant’s number is called, he/she will come up on stage to accept their award and will remain on stage will all winners for a group photo.




Toto Look-a-Like Contest

1:00 pm.  Bring YOUR Toto to Emerald City Stage to see if your dog is the next Toto look-a-like! 

Professor Marvel's Backyard BBQ Cook-Off

Become a contestant or just come enjoy some local BBQ!  Contestants can begin selling their meat at 11:30 am!

BBQ Cookoff application to come


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