2018 Rodeo Daze
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:
http://osceolamochamber.com/PDF/2018_Parade_App.pdf

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!
Vendor Form:
http://osceolamochamber.com/PDF/2018_Rodeo_Daze_Vendor_Form.pdf

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 Courthouse lawn.
Age Divisions: 
- 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 Library
- 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
Laptops for Students2018 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 our Laptops for Students page for more information.

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Chamber Luncheon Movies In The Park
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.
The Heart House

VA Mobile Medical Unit Ribbon Cuttings
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"!

Street Dance Rodeo Daze
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. 

Independence Day Turtle Races
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.
 
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