This year's Rodeo Daze will be on Saturday September 1st and will
feature a Baby Contest, the ever popular Turtle Races and of course
the parade, on the Osceola Square.
Rodeo Daze Parade - Sponsored by St. Clair County State Bank
~~~This Years Theme is "Making A Difference"~~~
All entries register by 12:30 on 9/1 to be in the parade. Download
the registration form below and drop it off at City Hall or bring to
the Chamber booth on the square during Rodeo Daze. All entries MUST
stop at the Chamber booth to receive their Parade Number. All
entries must be lined up by 1:00, judging will begin at 1:15 and the
parade will start at 2:00.
Parade Registration Form:
Become a Vendor
Participating in Osceola’s biggest event is a great opportunity to
promote your service, for businesses and non-profits alike. Whether
you’re simply handing out brochures to get the word out about your
organization or have a product to sell, this event targets all age
levels of Osceola and the surrounding area!
13th Annual Turtle Races at Kiefer Downs
Registration starts the morning of the race from 8:30 to 10:30 am.
You can bring your own turtle or one will be provided. Racing begins
at 10:30 am on September 1st at Kiefer Downs located on the North
Side of the Square.
Baby Contest - Sponsored by Wisner Farms Curt & Crew
Registration starts the morning of the contest from 8:30 to 9:20 am.
The contest begins at 9:30 am on September 1st at the Gazebo on the
- Birth - 3 months
- 4 - 7 months
- 8 - 12 months
Home Canning Contest - Sponsored by MU Extension
Starting at 9:00 am on the west side courthouse lawn. Contact the MU
Extension St. Clair County Office at (417) 646-2419 for registration
and entry guidelines
Art Show - Sponsored by the Osceola Art Guild
The Art Guild's annual show will be held at the St. Clair County
- Art Show Registration - To Be Announced
- Art Show Setup & Judging - To Be Announced
- Art Guild's Art Show - To Be Announced
Quilt Show - Sponsored by The Dirt Dobbers Garden Club
The Quilt Show will be held at the St. Clair Historical Building
- Quilt Show Setup & Judging - To Be Announced
- Quilt Show - To Be Announced
Laptops for Students
will mark our 6th year for our Laptops for Students program. We provide
laptops to students graduating Osceola High School and entering college
or a trade school. This year we expect to awarded 20 new HP Pavilion x2
Detachable Laptop-10t touch Laptops to students! Funded by community
support we are grateful for all the donations we receive.
Students MUST fill out an application to be considered for a laptop just
like any of the local scholarships. These applications will be
available with the scholarship packets through the High School. Visit
Laptops for Students page for more information.
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of Osceola! The Chamber and the City have partnered with Hawthorn Bank
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Join us on the 4th Friday of the month for our
popular Chamber Luncheon. We will be celebrating our 10th
anniversary of luncheons in November! Each month we enjoy
presentations from a local business, government official or
local organization. Everyone is welcome.
Cozy up for a favorite film shown outside in the fresh evening
air! Held in June and July these complimentary movie screenings
are available in Optimist park at dusk. We partner with the St.
Clair County Library on the dates and movies that will be
shown. Popcorn and refreshments will be available. Check our
Facebook Events Page for Movie times when available.
VA Mobile Medical Unit
The Chamber works directly with the Veteran's
Administration and the Friends of the St. Clair County Senior
Center to bring the VA Mobile Medical Unit to Osceola. The Bus
comes to the Life Center at Rivers Crossing the 3rd
Thursday of the month providing veterans in the area health care
without the long drive to Kansas City.
Ground breaking and ribbon cuttings have been a
staple for the Osceola Chamber and happen more than people
realize. We see the progress the town is making every time we
bring out the "big scissors"!
Our annual Street Dance is held on the Thursday
before Labor Day. The band usually starts around 5:00 and plays
until 9:00. A chicken dinner is served by the incoming Senior
Class as a fundraiser.
Osceola's biggest event of the year! Held on the Saturday before Labor
Day it features a Baby Contest, Turtle Races, food vendors and of course
the Rodeo Daze Parade.
Our annual Independence Day Celebration takes place on the Saturday
before the Fourth of July. Our community supported fireworks is an
annual event organized by the Chamber.
We can probably safely say that the annual Turtle Races at the
fictional Kiefer Downs arena is one of the biggest turtle races in
the country. Last years races had over 220 participants with almost
$1000 in prize money! Each entry wins!
Kiefer Downs Opens During Rodeo Daze.