Celebrate the town of Newkirk's heritage at Charlie Adams Day, a fun-filled festival for all ages. Numerous barbecue teams will be out in full force competing for top prizes and providing fantastic food to festival-goers. Get a tasting kit and enjoy traditional barbecue favorites like brisket, pork, chicken and beans, and then vote for your favorites. A handful of skilled Dutch oven teams will also provide demonstrations throughout the day. Witness what kinds of yummy desserts can be prepared in a Dutch oven and then sample the results.Another major part of Charlie Adams Day will be the Cruisin' for Charlie Poker Run and car show. All vehicles are welcome to participate in this fun event with the chance of winning cash prizes. Charlie Adams Day will also feature booths filled with arts and crafts, as well as multiple vendors and games for children. Visitors to this small -town festival will also enjoy country music, storytelling and re-enactors. All entertainment is free, so make your way to Newkirk for plenty of live entertainment by local performers.
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Charlie Adams Day is annually scheduled for the second Saturday in September.  The 2017 date is September 9.