July brings many events to Seneca

Submitted by Kylee Luckeroth, Executive Director of the Seneca Area Chamber and Downtown Impact

The month of July brings many reasons to celebrate, Independence Day, baseball games, family vacations, and of course, the Nemaha County Free Fair. The final weekend of July is fair time in Nemaha County and brings with it so many activities.

There, of course, are all of the 4-H displays featuring arts, horticulture and other projects inside the Nemaha County Community Building. Outdoors, at the fairgrounds, there are all the animal exhibits complete with shows and competitions. In addition to the 4-H activities, the community of Seneca offers up other ways for fair goers and residents alike to enjoy all that the town has to offer.

On the evening of Saturday, July 28, the Seneca Area Chamber and Downtown Impact will host the 18th annual Cruise Night. Classic and new cars alike are welcomed to come “Cruise the Route” through Seneca, from Main to First to U.S. Highway 36 to 11th and back again. The local radio station, KMZA, will be switching station programming from country to classic rock music to help seal the mood. Registration for the cars will begin at 6 p.m. at Nemaha Valley Motors on Highway 36. The cost is $2. Cars are welcome to register for the event for the chance to win great door prizes, but registration is not required to cruise.

Then on Sunday comes the 32nd Annual Seneca Car Show held at Seneca’s City Park. The Seneca Car Show is a tradition and brings people from far and wide to not only show their cars but also just to view and enjoy. Registration for the cars is from 9 a.m. to noon. Judging of the cars will begin promptly at 12:15 p.m. with the show going well into the afternoon.

Sunday, July 29, wraps up fair weekend with the annual parade down Main Street where many businesses and organizations bring floats, tractors and trucks to participate. The parade begins at 6:30 p.m. and provides family friendly entertainment and lots of candy.

Those who are participating in the parade are asked to line up no later than 5:30 p.m. 4-H Floats and the Grand Marshal meet in the Community National Bank parking lot, all other floats, cars, and walkers line up at Second Street. The Police and Fire Departments, color guard, and politicians can line up at Third Street, and all farm implements and other commercial entries can line up along First Street and on Main Street up to Second Street. Float judging will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. This year’s parade theme is “Color Your Life With 4-H.”

Many other events go on during the Nemaha County Free Fair including team penning, antique tractor cruise, the second annual “Cruise-N-Q BBQ Cookoff,” performances, and so much more!

For more information, please visit www.seneca-kansas.com or contact the Seneca Area Chamber and Downtown Impact at 785-336-1313.

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