Annual Sandhills Celebration


This  annual event keeps Olton "on the map" for those that come back for  class reunions.  We have a variety of different activities going on  through out the week. Our Sandhills Celebration will be held August 1-4,  2018.

Wednesday, August 1st

Hamburgers sponsored by the Olton Volunteer Ambulance Association at 6 pm

Gospel Singing with Cynthia Brooks and Pat Hukill at 7:30 pm followed by the Ice Cream Social and Contest.

There will also be an ice cream contest again this year. The categories are fruit, candy and other. To sign up to bring ice cream and enter the contest, contact Chris Jones at 806-285-7733.

Announcement of Sandhills Pageant Contestants during the evening

Any questions contact Adrienne Synatschk (806)285-2292.

Thursday, August 2nd 

Sandhills Sweetheart Pageant is at OHS Auditorium at 7 pm. The admission fee is $3 per person. If you have questions about the pageant, call Brittnee Parkey at 806-638-0036. 

Friday, August 3rd

A Volleyball Tournament will be held on Friday evening.  The entry fee is $40 per team.  The deadline to enter is Wednesday, August 3rd. To enter a team, call Meghan DeBerry (806)891-3225. 

The Dog Show starts at the pavilion at 5:00 pm. Registration will begin at 4:00 pm. There is $5 fee per dog entered. Any questions call Janet Smith at 285-3305

Hamburgers sponsored by Olton Volunteer Ambulance Association  at 6 pm at Pavilion.

Bar-B-Que Cookoff.  It will be located at the empty lot on Main St – 1 block south of the pavilion. The entry fee to enter will be $150 and all contestants will compete in both categories (brisket and pork ribs). They will start cooking on Friday about 7:00 pm and Saturday at 11:00 am will be the deadline for contestants to turn in their entries.  The public will be able to purchase plates for $10 each and will receive a sample from each contestant.  For more information or to enter, please contact Jay Light at (806)638-6033 or Adrienne Synatschk at 806-285-2292. 

Arts and Crafts booths will be open

Dance at 7 pm to 11 pm featuring Blue Neon

Saturday, August 4th

Olton Volunteer Ambulance Assocation  Breakfast 7am – 9am at the Ambulance Station (8th and Ave G)

Arts and Crafts booths open all day starting at 8 am till 11 pm

W.B. Dickenson Memorial Parade at 10 am down Main Street. Any questions call Terry Martin at 806-638-6684

At Stiles Park, we will have three water slides and a dry slide for kids to go down.  Tickets will be $1 for one slide or a child can purchase a bracelet for $10 to be able to ride unlimited times on all slides. These will all be open from 11 am - 6 pm.

Horseshoe Pitching Tournament will begin with registration at 11 am and the first pitch will take place at 1 pm. Contact Jorge Rodriguez at 285-2005 for more information. 

The Joe Harrell Memorial Car Show is being organized and we encourage anyone to enter. For more information, contact Jo Helen Harrell at 806-285-3359. 

Hamburgers sponsored by Olton Volunteer Ambulance Association starting at noon at Pavilion and again at 6 pm

The Sandhills Golf Scramble will begin at 1 pm at the Olton Golf Course. For more information, please call the Olton Country Club at 806-285-2595

Olton Lion’s Club is holding a fundraiser – Tennis Ball Drop. Tennis Balls can be purchased during Sandhills for $5 each. The Tennis Balls will be dropped on Saturday at 2:00pm.  For more information, contact Brian Hunt. 

Recognition of pioneers and guests will be held at 6 pm at Pavilion 

Dance at 7 pm to 11 pm featuring Blue Neon.