of Olpe. Then on Sunday, a Disc Golf Tournament was held on the nine-hole course in the park. Both events were well attended and will continue to be included in the festival.
Olpe Downhome was restarted in 2003 after several years of inactivity. The focus for the festival is developing a full day of fun for the community and raising money to update and improve the park. The festival has been starting at 6:00 a.m. with breakfast at the Olpe United Methodist Church and ending at midnight with a Street Dance in downtown Olpe. We have many other activities during the day including a Fun Run, Kids’ Fishing Derby, Craft Show, Kids’ Games, Parade, Prize Drawing, and Firemen’s Barbeque. We have also included several other activities such as a Co-ed Softball Tournament,3-on-3 Basketball, 3-on-3 Soccer, ArmWrestling, Kids’ Tractor Pull, Bed Races and Canoe Rides. Most activities take place, or start and end, in the park and the parade at 4:00 takes everybody downtown for the evening events. In 2012, the festival was expanded to three days. A Pee-Wee Rodeo was held on Friday night at the Eagle Creek Saddle Club four miles west