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Ramona's 4th of July celebration begins Tuesday morning at 8 am when the 10th annual 2-mile Redneck Fun Run/Walk begins in downtown Ramona. Fees: $12 adults, $7 kids 12 and under (includes t-shirt). Registration by June 27 to have your shirt on the July 4th. meet at the corner of 4th and D on the day of the race.

Download a registration form here and mail to the sponsors/coordinators: Byron & Julie Noeth, 406 E. First, Ramona, KS 67475. 785-258-4086. Registration deadline: June 27. (Registering on the day or the event increases the price to $15 and $10, and the shirt is mailed to you within 10 days.)

Lawn Art Contest

11 am to 1 pm



The 4th Annual Redneck in Ramona Lawn Art Contest begins at 11:00am, downtown Ramona.

The contest is open to kids 8-16. The art is judged in two age categories: 8-11 and 12-15, and will be judged by professional artists. Kids compete in teams (which can be one person or up to four) to paint a 6'6' work of art that painted with spray paint, using grass as a "canvas."

TCT is sponsoring the prizes which range from $100 to $30. Additional prize money provided by Clark Lumber - Herington, The Lumberyard - Hillsboro, and Atmos Energy.

There will be 20 "grass canvases" available, assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Competitors must register by June 27 to be guaranteed a spot and have their spray paint waiting for them. Registration is FREE and spray paint provided. Each team is given five cans of spray paint (colors specified on the registration form). Teams can also bring their own paint. Questions? Contact Amber Lopez - 785-512-9237.

Download registration form and contest rules here.

Country Breakfast

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A country breakfast, featuring biscuits and gravy and other “fixins” will be held at Ramona City Hall (302 D St.) from 8-10am; donations go to the 4th of July Fireworks Fund. 


The Flame Chasers BBQ 

Opens at noon with hot dogs, hamburgers and other grilled items, along with chips and drinks. Located at the Fire House on D Street. Sponsored by the Ramona Fire Department, Ben Calvert, coordinator.

The Snow Barn

Keep cool with shaved ice and drinks. The concession opens at noon at the City Park and then moves downtown around 5 pm for the evenings festivities. 

The Snack Hole

Serving delicious fair food with funnel cakes and polish sausage.



At noon, registration opens for the popular James Weber Memorial Basketball Competition at the City Park. The 3-on-3 competition begins at 1pm. Entry fee is $15 for three players; 50% of the funds are paid in prizes and 50% benefits the James Weber Memorial Scholarship Fund. Competition levels: 1-6th grade, 7-9th, high school, and adults. Girls’ teams encouraged. This competition is coordinated by James’s mother, Lisa Hanschu.

Lawnmower Racing

lawnmower_race2.jpgAt 5pm , the popular Lawnmower Obstacle Course races commence, with cash prizes sponsored by Mike's Mower Service of Hope and coordinated by Art Stroda and Brian Haden.


11th Annual Redneck Parade

Seeking parade entries - over $600 in prizes to be awarded! The parade beings at 6pm; registration at 5pm at the corner of 5th and D. Registration is Free! The theme is "Anything Goes!" with prizes in these categories:

Parade categories:

  • Best in Show: $150  sponsored by Central National Bank, Herington
  • Best in Redneck: $100  sponsored by 1st Choice Meats, Herington
  • Best in Patriotic:  $100  sponsored by First National Bank of Hope
  • Floats (1st. $75), (2nd $50) sponsored by Agri Producers, Hope, Tampa, and Herington
  • Walk and Run (1st $25), (2nd $15) sponsored by William McGinley, Emporia
  • Wheel's (1st $60) (2nd $40) sponsored by The Junior Hanschu Family, Ramona

Redneck Parade 2016

Bounce House


Wet and dry bounce houses located on Main Street from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm. Bring your swimsuit.

Sponsored by Deines Farms.

Contests and Games

Following the parade there will be contests for kids of all ages on the streets of downtown Ramona.

Pie Eating Contest for kids 12 and under. Sponsored by Tri County Fun Committee

Spam Carving 13 and over. Sponsored by Mikes Mower, Hope




Get your dancing shoes on and enjoy The Clearview Band. They are an awesome three piece band that can play Classic Rock/Oldies/Rock/Blues/Country/& originals.


Fireworks begin at dark (around 9:45 pm). Sponsored The City of Ramona, Kenny Stroda Farms, Tampa State Bank, Cow Camp.


Questions? Call Jeannie Goza 785-366-0931 (event coordinator), Amber Lopez 785-512-9237 (event coordinator), Byron Noeth 785-258-4085 (City Mayor), or Jessica Gilbert 785-965-7100 (City Clerk).




4th of July Sponsors 2017

OFF the charts:  $300+

  • Cow Camp Inc., Ramona
  • Deines Farms, Ramona
  • First National Bank of Hope
  • Herington Times, Herington
  • Steve & Vickie Jirak, Ramona
  • Kenny Stroda Farms, Ramona
  • TCT www.tctelco.net
  • Tampa State Bank, Tampa & Marion

Bug Zappers: $100+

  • Central National Bank
  • Agri Trails Coop, Hope, Harington & Tampa
  • Atmos Energy
  • Ben Calvert & Lorie Knott, Ramona
  • Clark Lumber, Herington
  • First Choice Meats, Herington
  • Free Press, Hillsboro
  • Jessica Gilbert, Ramona
  • Jeannie Goza, Ramona
  • Junior Hanschu & Family, Ramona
  • Lisa Hanschu, Ramona
  • Heartland Foods, Herington
  • Amber Lopez, Ramona
  • M&K Trash, Lost Springs
  • Marion County Record, Marion
  • Mike’s Mower Service, Hope
  • Byron & Julie Noeth, Ramona
  • Art Stroda, Ramona
  • The Lumberyard, Hillsboro
  • Tri-County Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Western Associates, Marion

The Fly Swatters: $50+

  • The California Sisters, Ramona
  • William McGinley, Emporia

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