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-seven 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.

MK&T Commemorative Coin Katy Days Limited Edition

2015 Katy Days

Collectors Coin Set


2016 Katy Days

Collectors Coin Set


2014 Katy Days

Collectors Coin Set






Now comes a big clue, you want from me, Again this year, I’ll be in a tree.

The clue may be easy, I’ll be spotted soon, Maybe if I’m lucky, even before noon.


Well, the time for hunting is dragging on, Here’s another clue, before time’s all gone.

If you look towards Polaris, the direction you see, Will be wrong, if you’re looking for me.


There’s still lots of time, to locate me, Sitting in the shade, is where I’ll be.

Hopefully my clues, will lead the way, To where I will sit the rest of the day.


Remember, on public property I hide, So leave others alone, look far and wide.

Tomorrow’s clues, will help I think, Maybe you’ll find the missing link.




Now it’s time, for the fun to begin.

Find me first, and you will win.

I hear the grumbles, about the clues, For those out there, I bring you news.


There’s lots of room, where I chose to sit, I like the scenery here, quite a bit.

Back to the Main Stage, I hear you say, Which way to go, to start your day.


North, South, East, or West, One of these ways is the best.

Going East, and you will stray, From the rightful path for you to play.


Did you see me on the Facebook page, I think I look good, I’m all the rage,

Thank you Bev Huffman, for making me, I’m looking great for all to see.




Day two has arrived, and I’m still here, I haven’t seen anyone, come very near.

Last year was easy, I will admit, So this year, I’ll have to test your wit.


From the Main Stage, the clues will start, So listen closely, and take the clues to heart.

This year, my shape will not be round, You’ll notice that when I am found.


 I think a picture, will help you look, Tomorrow check my photo, on Facebook.

This time I’m hiding, near the ground, I’m looking forward, to being found.


I’d give more clues, but I might be found, And ruin the game, for those looking around.

So, I hope you stay safe, when you search for me,

At Katy Days this weekend, you’ll want to be.



Well, Katy Days is here again, And $500 you could win.

Finding me, is what you’ll need to do, Be the first, well that’s nothing new.


Now, the things you need to know, On others property, you should not go.

No need to dig, or trespass at night, You’ll find me sitting, in plain sight.


Finding clues, is easy this year, To Katy Days Facebook, you should veer.

To hear the clue, instead of being seen, Tune to KLKC somewhere around 8:15.


Here is a clue we’re sure you’ll like, No need for train, car, or bike.

In the city limits, I will reside, On city property, is where I will hide.


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Don’t forget your WRISTBANDS for inflatables!

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


Bands this year Big Bang BoomAshley MartinTyler Kinchen & The Right Pieces, Big Skillet & Think Floyd USA


Look for the “Labette Creek Crooners” quartet around the park on Saturday to burst into spontaneous singing.


Lions Club will be hosting its annual Horseshoe Toss Competition on Saturday morning, May 27th. Sign up 8am, competition starts at 8:30am. $20 per team. Forest Park, east side.


Still time to sign up for the 2nd annual Craft Show along Heacock!


New activities and displays this year at the Iron Horse and Parsons History Museum at 18th -19th and Corning.

Expanded hours for museums (Friday 1-4, Saturday 10-4, Sunday 1-4.

Saturday, 5-27, the “Fitness Car” houses a model railroad layout and will be open for viewing.  Also a display in cooperation with the UP Railroad:  “Track Maintenance Equipment,  Then and Now”.


The Katy Hospital Historical Association will have the former Katy Hospital open for touring, Saturday, 5-27.  9am to noon.


Get ready for Vintage Base Ball played with 1880’s rules!  The Parsons “Katy Railroad Golden Spikes” vs Emporia’s “Howe House Griffins”. Saturday, 5-27, 3pm.  Free ice cream to the first 300 hundred in the crowd.


Curious Mind Discovery Zone will have a tent in the park at Katy Days this year.  All activities are free!

MAY 26 - 28, 2017 • FOREST PARK

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