MAY 26 - 28, 2017 FOREST PARK

In 1870 the first Missouri-Kansas-Texas train rolled into a new town in southeast Kansas, that would become Parsons, and the railroad would be remembered as the Katy! One-hundred forty-six years later, Parsons celebrates its railroad heritage and town history with the Katy Days Festival. Renew old friendships, rekindle memories and enjoy three days of food, fun, entertainment and railroad-related activities.
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Sales Tent next to Info Booth.
Find the Festival Information Booth on the map here:

Friday $10
Saturday $15
Both Days $20 - Best Deal!
Individual Tickets also available

Includes: "Katy Days Express" rubber-wheeled train, Inflatables, Hodges Handcars and Ottaway Pump-Its

Sponsored by Bowen Pharmacy

I’m still waiting, just looking around, Hoping soon that I will be found. Not one person has walked my way, It’s getting lonely, please find me today.

Guess it’s time for another clue, Pay attention so you’ll know what to do. This year I’ve picked my hiding place, I look around and see lots of space.

Not exactly on the beaten path, I’m starting to smell, and need a bath. You could walk, or drive, to find my place, I’m starting to feel like I’m lost in space.

Show a smile and please don’t frown, I’m really hiding here, in PK town. You might think to look in a park, Hurry before it gets too dark.

Once found, Please turn the
Katy Days Medallion in to the
Parsons Chamber of Commerce
506 Main Street, Parsons

Open House
TM Track Machines
Saturday 11 - 1
901 N. 25th Street, Parsons

Sponsored by Bowen Pharmacy

I know the clues haven’t been real great, And I know I’ll have a good long wait. But now a clue, I’m ready to impart, Giving you thus, a place to start.

From Walmart, look to the South, The honest truth right from my mouth. And from WL Auto look to the East, I swear to you, thou I’m not a priest.

You’ll not have to dig, or overturn things, To find me hiding, you’ll not need wings. Big or small, I’m easy to spot, Look up or down, around a lot.

I suppose it’s time for your second clue, This I think it’s time to do. When you find me, my shape you’ll see, Is like a ‘spike’, and by an object I’ll be.

Sponsored by Bowen Pharmacy

Well, the Katy Days Festival is drawing near, The Medallion Hunt clues again are here. It’s time for the hunt to begin, So, I’ve hidden myself, once again.

The rules this year are the same as last, All you do, is find me fast. On private property you must not go, I’ll not hide there, if you must know.

The clues this year you’ll have to look, To the Katy Days site on Facebook. And on the radio, the clues you’ll hear At 8:15ish on KLKC, or some time near.

$500 is at stake you see, To win the money, you must find me. Inside the city limits, I will hide, So, search everywhere, far and wide.

Two craft shows at Katy Days 2016! Heritage crafters who demonstrate and sell traditional crafts under the big tents on the north end of the park. And, NEW this year, crafters with handmade items and home-based businesses on the east side.

CASI Chili Cookoff. First year at Katy Days! Anyone can enter. Salsa, CASI Chili, and Homestyle Chili categories of competition.

TRIBUTE BANDS both Friday and Saturday night. Tributes to Queen, The Police, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, and ZZ Top.

Dedication of MKT Caboose 119. Newly relocated to Forest Park. Dedication honoring MKT employees throughout the years and the Gandy Dancers who built the track.

Return of the VISUAL SCAVENGER HUNT! Begins Monday, May 23rd.

VINTAGE BASE BALL game! Despite the torrential rain of 2015, the Katy Flyers are ready to give it another go against Emporia’s Howe House Griffins.

NEW SET OF COMMEMORATIVE COINS with images of MKT 1045 Inspection Car, Mr. I.M. Gastler -MKT President and OK&T Railroad Seal.

IRON HORSE FAMILY FUN RUN, 5K and Duathlon! Get in shape with their Couch to 5K program.

LOTS of CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES - Inflatables, Crafts, antique people-powered rides - Hodges Handcars, Ottaway Pump-its, and Gradys’ Pedal Tractors.

Union Pacific Heritage LOCOMOTIVES ON DISPLAY and open for touring on Saturday at Crawford Crossing.