Charlie Adams Day is annually scheduled for the second Saturday in September. The 2023 date is September 9 th. Set-up starts Friday afternoon.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE!
Saturday Sept 9th 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Kay County Courthouse Lawn unless otherwise noted
BBQ Tasting Kits $12
Dutch Oven Kits $3.00
Hamburgers and hotdogs are available for sale – All proceeds benefit Newkirk Main Street
*Schedule is subject to change*
ALL DAY Concessions and Arts & Crafts Booths
Corner of 9th & Main
8:00 5K Run
All Ages Color "FUN" Run
MAIN STAGE at Kay County Amphitheater
9:00 Opening Ceremonies-Dereck Cassady
Presentation of Colors-4 Kings Motocycle Club
9:15 National Anthem Ryan Smykil / Cordila Clapp
9:20 Flag Salute Jr Main Street / 4-H Go Getters
9:30 Cordelia Clapp, Native American Performance
9:35 Cassy Kendrick
10:10 Kay County has Talent Winner
11:30 Denim Armadillo
12:15 Kay County has Talent Winner
1:15 Chelsi Turner
2:30 Quilt Drawing
2:45 Trophy Presentation
STAGE II in front of Newkirk Public Library
10:30 – 12:00 & 1:15 - 2:00 Historic Newkirk citizens portrayed through storytelling hosted by Newkirk Historic Society
11:30 Kaw Language Youth Performance-Taje Sage
10:00 & 2:00 Main Street Mavericks assisted by Cindy’s School of Dance
In front of CharRon Lounge
12:30-2:00 Entries for Poker Run
1:30 First Out: “Cruisin’ for Charlie” all-wheels Poker Run
On Maple St: From 9thSt to 8th St.
8:00-1:00 Show & Shine Car Show
10:30 & 10:45 Turtle races sponsored by K&C Manufacturing for land tortoise ONLY.
10:00 Money in the Haystack sponsored by Equity Bank
For more information: www.charlieadamsday.com, Charlie Adams Day on Facebook or 580-362-2377
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Charlie’s Tellers, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023
Charlie Adams Day 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
2023 Storyteller Schedule
Times are approximate
Stage 2, on the West side of the Newkirk Public Library.
10:30 a.m. Juhree Vanderpool, granddaughter of Charlie Adams, portrayed by Kim Shanks
10:50 a.m. Antone Horinek, Farmer by Jay Kirkendall
11:10 a.m. Anna Willson, early Librarian , by Carol Henson
11:30 a.m. Kaw Language Youth Performance Taje Sage
11:50 a.m. Wanda Kekahbah Stone, first woman Kanza tribal CEO,
by Disiree Storm Brave
1:15 p.m. Jesse Feagins, stone quarry operator/owner, by Bob Rodgers
1:35 p.m. Defense of Jackson Burns, by lawyer Roy Cox, portrayed
by Brian Hermanson
Sponsored by the Newkirk Community Historical Society. Funding for this program is provided in part by a grant from Oklahoma Humanities (OH)and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent OH or NEH.
CHILDREN'S AREA ENTERTAINMENT
All types of free children's games
Inflatable obstacle course
10:00 Money in The Haystack Sponsored by Equity Bank
10:30 & 10:45 Turtle Races Sponsored By K&C Manufacturing Land Tortoise Only
CRUISIN' FOR CHARLIE POKER RUN
Registration in front of Char Ron Lounge 12:30 - 2:00
First bike out at 1:30 p.m. This will be an "All Wheels" poker run. $15 entry fee
SHOW & SHINE CAR Show 8:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. on Maple from 8th to 9th Street. $20 entry fee. Automotive, Motorcycle, and Open Class – Trophies for Top 3, added money for 1st place.
FOOD Selling of tasting kits for BBQ will begin at 11:30 a.m. and serving will begin at 12:00 noon. Tasting kits are $12.00 each, Dutch Oven Tasting kits are $3.00 . Serving will continue until food is gone. Hot dogs and hamburgers are also available for sale and there will be homemade ice cream. Pop and water will also be for sale.