MAY 24th - 25th, 2024 FOREST PARK

2023 Schedule of Events

MAIN STAGE

Friday, May 26th

5:30pm - 10:30pm -         Beer Garden
5:45pm -                            Opening Ceremony
6:00pm -                            Katy Days Parade
7:00pm - 8:30pm -           The Clover Road Band
9:00pm - 10:30pm -         Jadynace

Saturday, May 27th
10:00am - 11:00am -       Dance
11:00pm 12:00pm -         Tumble and Cheer
12:00pm - 1:00pm -         Zumba
1:00pm - 2:00pm -           Disney Princess
5:30pm - 10:30pm -         Beer Garden
6:30pm - 8:00pm -           The Bonnie Situation
8:15pm - 10:30pm -         Rock Gods

PARTICIPATORY ACTIVITIES 

The Ever-Popular Visual Scavenger Hunt!
Starts Monday, 5-22
Get your forms at Bleacher Gear, 1730 Main or Chamber of Commerce, 506 Main.
Forms checked 5-27, Saturday, 3-5pm in the History Zone (Rec Center). First place wins
$100, 2nd ($30) and 3rd ($20) places receive gift cards from Bleacher Gear.

“Spike it Rich 1” Medallion Hunt - $500 prize
First clue will be given Monday, May 22 on Katy Days Festival Facebook page,
www.katydays.com and KLKC Radio.

Spike it Rich 2” One-day Medallion Hunt in Forest Park only
Saturday, May 27 - $250 prize.
Clues will be given on “Katy Days Festival” facebook page only
Both Medallion Hunts generously sponsored by Bowen Pharmacy

Lions Club Horseshoe Tournament
$20 per team - or $10 single
Registration 8:00am Saturday. Play starts 8:30am
Forest Park - east side.

Elks Club Cornhole Toss Tournament $30/team
Starts after Horseshoe Tourney ends Saturday or noon - whichever is later. Registration - 11am - New location by Stone Shelter House

19th Annual! Iron Horse 5K & 1K Family Fun Run’
New Location!! Tolen Creek Park -
Sat morning 7:30 - 5K 8:30 - 1K Fun Run
Packets can be picked up in Forest Park, Fri between 5-6pm, NW corner OR Saturday morning at the race site.
Sponsored by Bleacher Gear, Labette Health, Bank of Commerce 

FOOD
Homemade Pies! The same delicious pies you know and love! They will be served in “to go” containers off the south patio of the Recreation Center. 10am to 5pm (or sell out) 

Food Vendors - A variety to choose from throughout the park all weekend: 

MAIN COURSES: Cappuccino Connections * Flounders * Ghetto Tacos * Happy Foods Concessions * Leos * Lil Red Wagon Mobile Cafe * Munchies * Sam & Louie’s * The Driveway Diner BBQ 

SWEETS & DRINKS: Cinfull Sweets & Treats * Fun Time Concessions * Hershey's MObile Ice Cream Palor * It's Poppin' Kettlecorn * Kandy’s Koffee * Keck’s Longhorn Root Beer * Linda’s Lemonade * Perry’s Pork Rinds * Snowflake Shaved Ice * Watt’s Cooking & Catering* 

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES All FREE unless noted
“Pancake Special” Miniature Train Rides
Friday 3-8 and Saturday 9-7
Board at the Kiwanis Play Park 

“Katy Days Express” Rubber-Wheeled Train
(for small children only)
Friday 3-8 and Saturday 10-7
Board in front of Swimming Pool
Thanks to Baugher Implement 

Kids’ Crossing Area
SW corner of park by the Caboose
3-7 Friday, 9-5 Saturday 

Explore the Curious Minds Mini Museum, Crafts, Games, Face Painting. Organized by Curious Minds Discovery Zone 

Old Time Office - Rotary dial phones, adding machines, manual typewriters…have some fun with the way things used to be! 

Shriner Clowns
Making & sharing balloon characters, mixed with a bit of magic!
North sidewalk Friday 6-8, Saturday 10-5 

Petting Zoo
South of playground equipment
Friday 3-8, Saturday 9-5 

Pony Rides!
Friday & Saturday Sponsored by Parsons Walmart 

Pinewood Derby! Free 

Miniature Golf - $5 single play, $10 all day, $15 for Fri & Sat
18 different holes! Troop 2 - Boy Scouts 

Inflatables for Children & Youths
Fri 3-dusk, Sat 10-dusk 

Wristbands available for purchase next to Info Booth
$10 Friday, $15 Saturday, $20 both days
Dollar tickets also available, each ride varies in cost

GENERAL INTEREST 

Crafts Fair
Friday afternoon 3-8, Saturday 9-5
A variety of crafts and home-based businesses 
Throughout the park

The NTR Band (No Talent Required)

4 monkey organs, basshorn, 2 accordions.
Pull up a chair and enjoy! Saturday, 10-5 (with breaks) 
Near Hertiage Crafters

Heritage Crafters Demonstrations & Sales
East side of park across from Pool 
Traditional crafts are demonstrated and items sold.  
Saturday 10-5 

Tractor Display
Enjoy a display of Heritage Tractors, (North ot the Train Shed)

Parsons Public Pool and Splash Pad open for activity starting Sunday, May 28th but NOT during Katy Days..
 
Many (but not all) activities are free thanks to many generous donors!. Have a good time! 

Broadway and Heacock Streets will be closed all weekend. Please do not cross barricades. Help us maintain a safe festival. 

Handicapped Parking: Friday & Saturday, the LCC lots at 13th and Broadway, NW corner is designated for handicapped parking ONLY.

Official Katy Days t-shirts and other memorabilia are available through Bleacher Gear at their booth in the park during Katy Days or at the downtown store, 18th and Main. 

PLEASE LEAVE YOUR DOGS AT HOME. We love dogs but the park is very crowded and it is scary and possibly dangerous for some people and dogs to be in such close quarters. 

For more detailed information on all of the above, visit www.katydays.com, “Katy Days Festival” Facebook page, katydaysfest@gmail.com, contact 620-422-0202

KIDS’ ENTERTAINMENT TENT

Friday:
Disney Princesses & Super Heros
Performing at 3:30, 4:15, 5:00 

Saturday:
Martika Edwards - Sideshow Performer
Shows 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm
 
Disney Princesses & Super Heros
Performing 12:30 and 2:30 

KATY DAYS PARADE
Friday, 6pm.
Begins at Heacock and Broadway, goes around the park.
Join in! 

RAILROAD & HISTORY RELATED ACTIVITIES - FOREST PARK

HISTORY ZONE
“Celebrations.”

Enjoy historical photos of - and memorabilia from different events in Parsons, related to parades, fairs, dedications, and city-wide/ railroad activities. Arvon Phillips Recreation Center, Betty Anderson Room
Fri 4 - 8, Sat 9 - 5 

MKT Memorabilia
Throughout the park Fri, Sat, 

Railroad Reunion Meet Up with NARVE
For former MKT employees, friends & family - NARVE representatives will be on hand.
Saturday, all day, Main Entertainment Tent 

Commemorative MKT Coins $40 per set 2023 
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen-Enginmen
Miss Katy Railroad - 1967-1970 - Jane Kairuz
1936 Chrysler Airflow Sedan - President Sloan’s Car
Available on-line or at the Information Booth

RAILROAD and HISTORY RELATED ACTIVITIES - AROUND TOWN 

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 & Grand)
Sponsored by Labette County Tourism, Hickory Hole

Bluebonnet Banquet
A “sit-down” meal with speaker and RR memories
Speaker: Jane Kairuz, “Miss Katy Railroad” 1967-1970
Saturday, Hospitality & Visiting 5:30, Dinner at 6
Location: LCC Cardinal Event Center
13th & Main
$20 per person, reservations due 5-19-23 

IRON HORSE MUSEUM, PARSONS HISTORICAL MUSEUM
NEW! FARM HISTORY MUSEUM

Open Friday 1-4, Saturday 10-4, Sunday 1-4
Visit the expanded rail yard and new special exhibits
MODEL RAILROAD LAYOUT In EXERCISE CAR - open Sat 10-4
18th-19th & Corning