RoseFest is this weekend in Kenyon, the city with the boulevard of roses.

Today through Sunday there are activities for everyone in the family. Below is a listing of those events.

Friday, August 18

  • Citywide Garage Sales
  • 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Book Sale in City Council Chambers
  • 1:00 p.m. K-W Knights Booster Club Golf Tournament
  • 5:00 p.m. Beer Garden and Hog Roast at VFW
  • 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wine/Beer Tasting at Historic Gunderson House
  • 7:00 p.m. Free Challenge Course at Depot Park
  • 7:00 p.m. Bingo for People of All Ages at VFW
  • 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. FREE Pool Party
  • 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. FREE Live Music at Kenyon Muni featuring "Westside Band" plus Hammerschlagen.  Must be 21 or older.

Saturday, August 19

  • Citywide Garage Sales
  • 8:00 a.m. Kenyon Volunteer Fire Department 2nd Annual 5K starts at New Fire Hall
  • 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. RoseFest Car Show (first 50 ladies with entry receive a FREE Rose courtesy of Security State Bank of Kenyon.
  • 9:00 a.m. Rice County Radio Control Flyers (Free Model Airplane Demo) South of K-W Football Field.
  • 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Vendor and Craft Market at Old Fire Hall
  • 10:00 a.m. Road Rally Meets at the Elevator
  • 10:00 a.m. Kids Pedal Tractor Pull (Between Bank and Thrift Store)
  • 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Book Sale in Council Chambers
  • 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Safe Sanctuary (Old Ambulance Garage)
  • 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. FREE Inflatables at Depot Park
  • 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Gunderson House Tours
  • 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. FREE Mobile Gaming Power Up Truck (Bank Parking Lot)
  • 4:00 p.m. Parade Featuring Shriner Units, K-W Band and Stix of Fury (Mike McDonald is Grand Marshal)
  • 5:00 p.m. Bean Bag Tournament at Kenyon Muni
  • 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Street Dance Featuring "Mountain Ash" and "Lost Highway" at Kenyon Muni- All Ages Welcome, $10 cover, Hammerschlagen.

Sunday, August 20

  • 9:00 a.m. Tractor Pull at Maring Auction Lot next to Milo Peterson Ford (Highway 56 North)
  • 2:00 p.m. Field of Flags Closing Ceremony at Veterans Park
  • 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Gunderson House Tours

The Field of Flags is at Veterans Park Friday through Sunday.  You can reserve a flag in memory or honor of any U.S. Citizen by calling Mac at 789-5461. $20 Suggested Donation.  Proceeds Benefit the Kenyon Veterans Color Guard and their efforts to continue improvements at Veterans Park.

Have you ever played Hammerschlagen?  It's a fun game, especially if you have had a few drinks.

Sober Cab rides are available this weekend in Kenyon so please be safe.