“Do You Believe in Magic?” is the theme of this year’s annual Hay Days Celebration sponsored by the Cozad Jaycees.
Activities begin on Thursday, September 4th at 3:30 p.m. with the Little Miss Hay Days and Mr. Haymaker Essay Contest held at Cozad Elementary for 4th and 5th grade students.
The DC Lynch Carnival and Rides will open in downtown Cozad at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 5th. They will be in operation until midnight.
The “Pets on Parade” contest, sponsored by First Bank & Trust Co., will commence at 5:15 p.m. in Veteran’s Memorial Park.
Food vendors will be available in Chipper Hall beginning at 5 p.m., including the Cozad Jazz Pizza Hut Stand and the Dawson County Crimestoppers.
Hay Days Bingo will be available Friday evening from 7–10 p.m. at the Cozad Haymaker Grand Generation Center.
Saturday’s slate of events kicks off with the Cozad Christian Church Pancake Feed from 7–10 a.m.
The Grand Parade will step off at 11 a.m. Following the parade; several venues will be available for lunch including the American Lutheran Church Chuck Wagon Feed, the Boy Scouts Hamburger Feed at Veteran’s Memorial Park and the Elks Club Buffet at the Elks Club.
Food vendors located in Chipper Hall from 12–9 p.m. include the Cozad Jazz Pizza Hut Stand, Cozad Cheerleaders Walking Tacos, Arthritis Foundation Enchiladas and People First.
The Knights of Columbus Ice Cream Social and CASA Information Booth and Raffle will be available in Chipper Hall from 12–6 p.m.
The DC Lynch Carnival and Rides will run from noon until midnight.
Cozad High School graduate Holly (Kostman) Mthethwa will be at Chipper Hall from 12–2 p.m. to sign copies of her book “Hot Chocolate in June.”
A Gas Buy Down will be held at Time Saver beginning at 1 p.m.
Cozad Church of the Nazarene will be hosting a craft and bake sale from 1- 6 p.m. at their church.
The ever-popular Greased Pig Contest will begin at the Elks Club at 1:30 p.m.
Hay Days Bingo will continue from 2–6 p.m. and 7–10 p.m. at the Cozad Haymaker Grand Generation Center.
“Water Fights”, hosted by the Cozad Volunteer Fire Department will start at 3 p.m. near Veteran’s Memorial Park.
The Jaycee Bicycle Drawing will be held at Chipper Hall at 4:00 p.m.
For more information or to register for a parade entry, please contact Lindsay Erickson via e-mail:
or call her at 308-325-5551.