The close of business Thursday is the deadline to order from the Burger Barn to kick off the Grain Valley Fair.

Hamburgers – half a pound, $6.50 – will be delivered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday across the city and even into eastern parts of Blue Springs.

“They can be smothered with grilled onions and cheese and come with condiments,” said Pastor Darryl Jones of Crossroads Church.

Order forms are available around town. Specify plain, cheese, onions, or cheese and onions. Snapshots of order forms can be texted to 816-847-7621. Emails can be sent to Or go to Facebook –

“So we try to make it as easy as possible,” Jones said.

The Grain Valley Fair is this Friday and Saturday on the grounds behind the Community Center on Main Street.

The carnival also opens at 4 p.m. Friday. The beer garden is open from 2 to 11:30 p.m. Friday and from 2:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday. The fireworks show is at 9 p.m. Saturday. There’s also a large demonstration of drones.

The annual parade starts at 1 p.m., Saturday, at the high school. It goes east on Eagles Parkway, north on Main, west on Walnut, south on Kirby, then west again on Eagles Parkway back to the high school.

The fair’s main stage performers are:

• Midnight Rodeo, 7 p.m. Friday.

• State Line Drive, 9:30 Friday.

• Wood Valley Pickers, 11 a.m. Saturday.

• The Nace Brothers, 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

• Simple Shot, 5 p.m. Saturday.

• 7 Bridges Road (an Eagles tribute band), 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

• Faded Stranger, 9:30 p.m. Saturday.