95th Little World’s Fair plans complete PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 22 August 2014 09:44

By ELLY GRIMM

• Leader & Times

 

Kismet’s annual Little World’s Fair began in 1915 as a community Labor Day picnic and has been celebrated every year save for four years during World War II. The 1946 celebration raised the opportunity to welcome home the troops.

This year will mark the fair’s 95th year and is sponsored by Kismet’s Lions Club.

This year’s activities begin on Aug. 30 with the motorcycle poker run starting at 7 a.m. Kismet High School Reunion will be Monday evening, and the festivities will last through Sept. 1. This year’s theme is Kismet, KS: Small Town Friendly, Big Town Pride.

The festivities, which will take place on Kismet’s Main Street in front of the Pavillion, include a parade, two street dances, the ham and bean feed (on Monday), a turtle race and other entertainment for all who attend. Monday morning will also be having a legislative breakfast where state legislators will be invited to attend.

While there have been changes over the years to the Little World’s Fair, coordinator C.J. Wettstein said the fair will be much the same as past years.

“We’re having a lot of the same events and same stuff we have every year,” Wettstein said. “One of the popular things will be bingo, which started about two years ago and got really popular.”

On average, the Little World’s Fair sees 4,000 to 6,000 people atttend and Wettstein said he hopes to see the same type of numbers.

“It’s been going for a really long time and we hope what we’ve brought in will entertain everyone and they’ll have a good time,” he said.

 
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