EVENTS

    Main Stage
    Entertainment

  • Friday, May 27
  • 4:00 - 5:00p TBD
  • 5:00 - 6:00p TBD
  • 6:00 - 6:30p Official Opening of Katy Days
  • 6:30 - 7:30p TBD
  • 8:00 - 9:30p TBD
  • Friday, May 27
  • 4:00 - 5:00p TBD
  • 5:00 - 6:00p TBD
  • 6:00 - 6:30p Official Opening of Katy Days
  • 6:30 - 7:30p TBD
  • 8:00 - 9:30p TBD
  • Friday, May 27
  • 4:00 - 5:00p TBD
  • 5:00 - 6:00p TBD
  • 6:00 - 6:30p Official Opening of Katy Days
  • 6:30 - 7:30p TBD
  • 8:00 - 9:30p TBD

    Food

  • Food Vendors
    A variety of choose from throughout the park all weekend.
  • Rotary Club Bisciots and Gravy
    Cardnal Cafe, 13th and Broadway, LCC Campus. Saturday 7 11 am, $5
  • Homemade Pies
    Avron Phillips Recreation Center. Saturday only, 10 - 5 (or until they runout).

Children's Activities

  • "Pancake Special" Miniature Train Rides
    Friday afternoon and all day Saturday. Board at the Kiwanis Play Park. Sponsored by Union Pacific RR
  • Grady's Pedal-Powered Tractors
    Friday 3 - 8, Saturday 9 - 5. East of new bathroom facility.
  • Inflatables
    Friday, 3 - 9, Saturday 10 - 10. Wristbands available for purchase next to Info Booth. $10 Friday, $15 Saturday, $20 both days.
  • "Katy Days Express" Rubber-Wheeled Train
    Friday, Saturday, Sunday. $1 a ride or wristbandBoard in front of swimming pool.
  • Kid's Crossing Area
    East side of park.
  • Big Tent
    Saturday 9 - 5. Face painting, train cookie decorating, make silly putty, "work" with old-time office machines, help paint a train mural, amd more!
  • Small Tent
    Saturday 10 - 5. Rope making, 1940's washing machine, wheel thrown pottery.
  • Shriner Clowns
    Friday 6 -8, Saturday 10 - 5. Making and sharing balloon characters, mixed with a bit of magic!
  • Petting Zoo
    Friday 3 - 8, Saturday 9 - 5.
  • Army Reservists
    Satuday 9 - 5. Play on military equipment, shoot with lasers, and get your own "dog tags"
  • Dunk Tank - Parsons Young Professionals
    Saturday 10 - 5.
  • Horse and Buggy Rides
    Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Pony Rides
    Friday and Saturday

Kid's Entertainment Tent

  • Dennis Wilson Magic!
    Friday at 3:30, 4:30, 5:30, and 6:30.
  • Richard Renner Vodvill Klown and Slapstick Circus
    Saturday at 11:00, 12:30, 4:15. Roving between afternoon shows with the "Recylce Cycle".
  • Peter Walterscheld Magic by Pete
    Saturday at 1:45 and 3:00. Roving magic before and after shows.

General Interest

  • Vintage Baseball Game
    Played with 1880's rules. Parsons' "Katy Railroad Golden Spikes" vs Emporia's "Howe House Griffins" 3pm Katy Field (Forest Park Baseball Diamond, Heacock and Grand)Free ice cream to the first 500!Sponsored by Labette County Tourism, Country Mart, Hiland Dairy, and Hickory Hole.
  • Heritage Crafters Demonstrations and Sales
    Saturday 10:00 - 5:00. North side of park under the big tents. Traditional crafts are demonstrated and sold = felting, soap making, glasswork, natural fibery dyeing, wood and leather working, wheat weaving, quilting, pottery, tatting, and more.
  • Community and Craft Booths "Crafter's Saturday"
    Saturday 9:00 - 3:00. Behind swimming pool.
  • Quilt Show
    Saturday 9:00 - 3:00. "Out of the Box" Quilters guild of Parsons. PRC Gymnasium - Donation Entry.
  • Classic Car Cruise Night
    Friday 6:30pm, 2130 Corning. SoKan Cruisers
  • Classic Car Display, Car Bash Fundraiser, Vlave Cover Racing
    Saturday after parade on Broadway.
  • Swap Meet "Swapper's Saturday"
    Saturday 7:00 - 2:00, 12th and Main.
  • Kaleidoscope Theater
    Be on the lookout Saturday for original theaters breaking out in the park.
  • Helicopter Rides
    Friday 3:00pm - Dusk, Saturday 11:00am - Dusk. Boarding is one block east of Broadway and Heacock along the levy.
  • Antique Tractor Display
    Saturday 9:00 - 5:00, Forest Park.

Railroad and History Related Activities
Forest Park

  • Gandy Dancers
    Saturday, 11:00 - 2:00. Track building demonstrations on Broadway, North side of park.
  • High Striker
    Saturday all day. Are you as strong as a Gandy Dancer? See if you can ring the bell.
  • History Zone
    "Baseball in Parsons: 1870s - 1930s" Abron Phillips Recreation Center, Friday 4:00 - 8:00, Saturday 9:00 - 5:00.
  • MKT Memorabilia
    Friday, Saturday, Sunday throughout the park.
  • Railroad Reunion
    All day Saturday, Main Entertainment Tent. Meet up with NARVE for former MKT employees, friends, family, and NARVE representatives will be on hand.
  • Commemorative Coins
    Set of three commermorative MKT coins featuring: John W. Barriger III, Mr Barriger's business car #400, the 1912 prefire MKT depot. Set of three $35, more than one set $30 each. Purchased singley, 1 for $13, 2 for $12.50, and 3 or more $12 each. Purchase at information booth.
  • Swap Meet "Swapper's Saturday"
    Saturday 7:00 - 2:00, 12th and Main.
  • Kaleidoscope Theater
    Be on the lookout Saturday for original theaters breaking out in the park.
  • Helicopter Rides
    Friday 3:00pm - Dusk, Saturday 11:00am - Dusk. Boarding is one block east of Broadway and Heacock along the levy.
  • Antique Tractor Display
    Saturday 9:00 - 5:00, Forest Park.

Railroad and History Related Activities
Around Town

  • Union Pacific Locomotive
    Saturday 9:00 - 5:00. Tour an Engine! Crawford Railroad Crossing, Turn north off of Crawford onto 20th and follow signs for parking.
  • Bluebonnet Banquet
    Saturday 5:30 Social Time, 6:00 Dinner. A sit-down meal with speaker and railroad memories. Parsons Social Center, 18th and Belmont.
  • Iron Horse Museum and Parsons Historical Museum
    Friday 1:00 - 4:00, Saturday 10:00 - 4:00, Sunday 1:00 - 4:00. Visit the expanded rail yard and new special exhibits, 18th - 19th and Corning.
  • Site of Original Katy Field and Baseball Stadium
    25th and Dirr. Drive by to see the banner with a photo of the stadium and imagine yourself there 100 years ago!

Participatory Activities

  • Katy Days Parade
    Saturday 10:00am. To participate contact Chamber of Commerce, 620-421-6500.
  • "Spike it Rich 1" Medallion Hunt
    First clue will be given Monday, May 18th on Katy Days Festival Facebook page, katydays.com, and KLKC Radio.
  • "Spike it Rich 2" Medallion Hunt
    Saturday only. Clues will be given on Katy Days Festival Facebook page only. Both Medallion Hunts sponsored by Bowen Pharmacy.
  • 14th Annual Iron Horse Duathlon, 5K Run, 1K Family Fun Run
    Saturday, 7:30am 5K and Duathlon, Saturday 8:15am 1K Fun Run. Commercial Banl, Central and Main. Sponsored by Bleacher Gear, Labetter Health, and Bank of Parsons.
  • Lions Club Horshoe Tournament
    $20 per team. Registration 8:00am Saturday. Play starts at 8:30am, Forest Park east side.
  • Parsons Swimming Pool
    Opens on Saturday, 1:00pm
  • Midnight Madness Softball Tournament
    Registration starts at 10:00pm at KMH Field. $100 per team. Sponsored by Golden Plains Credit Union.
  • 10th Annual Katy Days Sand Volleyball Tournament
    Registration 1:00pm, Tournament starts 2:00pm. $5 per player. Forest park, north of tennis courts. Sponsored by Golden Plains Credit Union