Sheldon Old Settlers' Picnic

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          Welcome to the 113th Sheldon Old Settlers' Picnic!


The Sheldon Old Settlers' Picnic is Sheldon, Missouri's annual homecoming festival hosted in Sheldon's beautiful City Park. 


Join us this year

August 17, 18 & 19!


Contact us


Click on any of the pages to the left for more info.

                                    Big D's Amusement's

Armbands from Big D's Amusements will be available for a discounted price of $15 from August 1st through August 16th at Sheldon City Hall and Chiggers Convenience Store.

                                      2017 Entertainment

 Thursday, August 17

 Backwoodz Country Cuzins 

Friday, August 18

Rick Cook & Seminole 

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 Saturday, August 19

The Band Special 20

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  Sponsored by Reed Dozing & Contracting 

              2017 Grand Marshals - Charles & Judy Cole


 Submitted by Judy Cole:


Thank you to the members of the Sheldon Old Settler's Picnic Committee for the privilege of serving as Grand Marshals for the one-hundreth thirteenth, 2017 Sheldon Old Settler's Picnic Parade.

I grew up attending and participating in the Sheldon Picnic, as did my parents and grandparents before me. Although Charles grew up in Bunceton, Missouri, he has grown to be a Picnic fan during the past fifty-six years. He is a past officer for the Sheldon Old Settler's Picnic and Chairperson for the Horseshoe Pitching Tournament in recent years.

Charles is a retired Postmaster and I am a retired teacher. We enjoy rural living and like to give back to our community. We are active members of the Sheldon United Methodist Church. Charles is Sheldon Cemetery board chairman and a member of Masonic Lodge. I am the secretary of the Sheldon Revitalization Association and teach an Adult Education Class one evening each week during the school year.

We have three adult sons, three daughters-in-law, and six grandchildren: Dr. Joseph and Melissa Cole, their children Hanna and David of Brandon, Mississippi, and Spencer of Nashville, Tennessee; John and Sandy Cole, owner's of Cole's Oil, their children Allison and Andrew of Golden City, Missouri; Dr. S/ Jason and Courtney Cole; their daughter Mackenzie of Excelsior Springs, Missouri.

Our three sons, and their spouses, and six grandchildren have attended the Sheldon Old Settler's Picnic and participated in the many races, parade entries, exhibits, and activities. Our entire Cole family looks forward to many more years of making Sheldon Picnic memories.




                               2016 Sheldon Picnic Royalty


MINI PRINCESS: Lillian Bowing

Escorted by: Royce Thompson

Lillian; daughter of Dennis & Trayce Bowling, granddaughter of Doug & Lisa Bowling, Jimmy Loyd, Chadd & Tracy Jones. Her favorite food is chicken fried steak. Favorite color is purple. She enjoys swimming, playing with friends, and singing.


Escorted by:  Jayden Berten

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 PRINCESS: Leah Byram

Escorted by: Haven Bennett

 Leah is the daughter of Ashley Sanning and Tracy Byram. Granddaughter of Tammy & Earl Elliott and Kim Newton. Her favorite foods are pizza and ice cream. Favorite color is black. She enjoys playing basketball, being around animals & babies, hanging out with friends, and being outside.


 QUEEN: Nicole Hites

Escorted by: Tyler Nance 

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Want to get involved?

We are always looking for volunteers to help make our Picnic great. Contact any of the current officers to find out how you can help!