Schedule


51st JESSE JAMES FESTIVAL
September 9th, 10th, 16th through the 18th, 2022
Jesse James Park

ABBREVIATED SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
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Saturday September 10th, 2022
URA/MRCA Sanctioned Rodeo – Presented by C.R. McKellips Rodeo Co., Inc
Kids Boot Scramble and Mutton Busting
Park Admission Prices:
  • 6 & under Free
  • 7 & Up $10.00 per person
Admission price includes:
  • URA/MRCA Sanctioned Rodeo – Presented by C.R. McKellips Rodeo Co., Inc
  • Festival Dance at Pavilion Featuring “The Bull Haulers” presented by The St. Michael’s Knights of Columbus Council No. 8915 of Kearney

Friday September 16th 2022
FREE ADMISSION
Festival Dance
  • Featuring Cody Vanderau Presented by The St. Michael’s Knights of Columbus Council No. 8915 of Kearney.

Saturday September 17th, 2022
Park Admission Prices:
  • 6 & under Free
  • 7 & Up $10.00 per person
Admission price includes:
  • Park Admission
  • Demolition Derby @ 6pm with kids power wheels
  • Festival Dance – Ages 21 & Up – Featuring The Michael Neal Band presented by The St. Michael’s Knights of Columbus Council No. 8915 of Kearney


Friday – September 9, 2022

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – SUPER HERO NIGHT – DANCE (ALL AGES)
            DONATION OF FOOD OR CASH TO KEARNEY FOOD PANTRY
            SPONSORED BY KEARNEY FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH & JUST FOR FUN SPORTS


Saturday – September 10, 2022

**PARK ADMISSION** 6 & UNDER- FREE 7 & UP is $10 PER PERSON
8:00 AM – BILL JAMES CLASSIC 5K/10K RUN
            THIS YEAR’S RUN IS AT THE JESSE JAMES PARK – More Info

4:30 PM – MUTTON BUSTING PRE-REGISTRATION AT RODEO ARENA
            – PRESENTED BY C.K. MCKELLIPS RODEO CO., INC
            REGISTRATION FEE $10
            AGES 6 & UNDER
            MUST HAVE SAFETY EQUIPMENT – HELMET & VEST – More Info

5:00 PM – MUTTON BUSTING RIDE AT RODEO ARENA – More Info
6:00 PM – URA/MRCA RODEO PRESENTED BY C.K. MCKELLIPS RODEO CO. INC.
            WITH KIDS BOOT SCRAMBLE
            RODEO CONTESTANT REGISTRATION CALL IN:
            417)876-2353, WEDNESDAY AUGUST 31ST 2022, 9AM TO 2PM – More Info

8:00 PM – MIDNIGHT – DANCE PRESENTED BY ST MICHEAL’S KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL NO.8915 OF KEARNEY
            FEATURING: THE BULL HAULERS
            FREE ADMISSION ! NO CARRY IN COOLERS OR BEVERAGES !


Friday – September 16, 2022

**PARK ADMISSION – FREE**
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM BBQ COOKOFF REGISTRATION FOR THE 34TH ANNUAL JESSE JAMES & 32ND ANNUAL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP – More Info
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM – CARNIVAL OPENS – PRESENTED BY JONES AND CO. CARNIVAL
            ARMBANDS $25 – More Info

6:00 PM – NICK’S BARNYARD BUDDIES PETTING ZOO
8:00 PM – midnight – FESTIVAL DANCE PRESENTED BY ST. MICHAELS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL NO. 8915 OF KEARNEY
            FEATURING: CODY VANDERAU
            FREE ADMISSION ! – NO CARRY IN COOLERS OR BEVERAGES !


Saturday – September 17, 2022

**PARK ADMISSION**
            6 & UNDER IS FREE – 7 & UP IS $15 PER PERSON
            ADMISSION INCLUDES:
            PARK EVENTS AND
            DEMOLITION DERBY/POWER WHEELS
            FESTIVAL DANCE – AGES 18 & UP

7:30 AM – 10:00 AM – VFW HALL – COUNTRY BREAKFAST PRESENTED BY
            E. HOWARD PORTER POST 5717

8:00 AM – PARADE STAGING OF LINEUP IN KEARNEY – More Info
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM – ARTS & CRAFTS, VENDORS SET UP
8:30AM – JUDGING OF MR. & MISS JESSE JAMES (IN FRONT OF KEARNEY FEED SUPPLY) – More Info
9:00 AM – JUDGING OF PARADE ENTRIES – More Info
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM – 34TH ANNUAL JESSE JAMES BBQ COOKOFF – More Info
9:30 AM – FRISBEE GOLF TOURNAMENT PRESENTED BY DICK PARKER – More Info
10:00 AM – PARADE – DOWNTOWN KEARNEY – 2022 THEME – WESTERN DAYS OF KEARNEY – More Info
11:00 AM- 6:00 PM – ARTS & CRAFTS ALLEY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – More Info
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM LARGEST KITE SHOW
            PRESENTED BY GREAT AMERICAN KITES & EVENTS – Check out their MEGA kites on facebook!

NOON – CARNIVAL OPENS – PRESENTED BY JONES AND CO. CARNIVAL
            ARMBANDS $25 1PM TO 5PM & 6PM TO 10PM – More Info

NOON – ON AFTERNOON ENTERTAINMENT
            *”READY, SET GROW!” With KEVIE PENNY
Nick’s Barnyard Buddies Petting zoo.
            *DOMINGUEZ ATTRACTION – ROYAL LEGACY CIRCUS
            JORGE DOMINGUEZ
            ARTISTS & ATTRACTIONS- KYLE PALMER 563-920-4794
            KYLE@ARTISTSANDATTRACTIONS.COM

12:30PM – SAND VOLLEYBALL CAPTAIN MEETING – More Info
1:00 PM – SAND VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT – More Info
1:00 PM – CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT / DAVID SCOMA – More Info
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM – CARNIVAL ARMBANDS $25 – More Info
4:00 PM – BBQ COOKOFF WINNERS AWARDS ANNOUNCED – More Info
6:00 PM – DEMOLITION DERBY & POWER WHEELS
            PRESENTED BY GRANDSTAND ATTRACTIONS LLC – More Info

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM – CARNIVAL ARMBANDS $25
8:00 PM – midnight – FESTIVAL DANCE – AGES 21 AND UP
            FEATURING: THE MICHAEL NEAL BAND PRESENTED BY ST MICHAELS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL NO. 8915 OF KEARNEY
            FREE ADMISSION !- NO CARRY IN COOLERS OR BEVERAGES !


Sunday – September 18, 2022

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM – YOUTH FISHING TOURNAMENT – Two age groups
            Ages 0 – 6 and 7-12 – No registration fee
            Jesse James Pond – More Info

10:00 AM – COWBOY WORSHIP SERVICE
            PRESENTED BY HIGH POINT COWBOY CHURCH
            AT RODEO GROUNDS – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM ARTS & CRAFTS ALLEY OPENS TO THE PUBLIC – More Info
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM – LARGEST KITE SHOW
            PRESENTED BY GREAT AMERICAN KITES & EVENTS

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM – CARNIVAL OPENS – ARMBANDS $25 – More Info
Noon – AFTERNOON ENTERTAINMENT
            NICK’S BARNYARD BUDDIES PETTING ZOO
            READY SET GROW – KEVIE PENNY
            ROYAL LEGACY CIRCUS – JORGE DOMINGUEZ