2018 Events Schedule....Check back for updates!

Main Events

Main Stage & Throughout Park

Railroad and History Related Activities

Forest Park

Friday, May 25, 2018

[BEER GARDEN 5:45 PM – 10:30 PM]






Official Opening Ceremony of Katy Days


Makenna and Brock

Big Time Grain Company

Saturday, May 26, 2018









[BEER GARDEN 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM]



Katy Days Parade

Parade  Entry Form

Katy Days Band

A.I.M. Dance Studio

Parsons Rec Center Tumbling & Cheer

Parsons Rec Center Dance

Zumba & Strong by Zumba



George Navarro



History Zone

"Promoting Parsons"


Historical photographs & memorabilia

Arvon Phillips Recreation Center

Fri 4 - 8, Sat 9 - 5


MKT Memorabilia

Throughout the park

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday


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

Shop Now Here


Sunday, May 27, 2018


Church  in the Park - Parsons Ministerial Alliance

Railroad and History Related Activities

Around Town


Homemade Pies

Arvon Phillips Recreation Center

Saturday only, 10 - 5 (or until they run out).


Food Vendors

A variety to choose from throughout the park all weekend. A few are..

Mai's Noodle Express • Smokin Pig & Lemonade Mike Amusement’sSnowflake Shaved IceFourward Enterprises Aston Concessions • Jack’s Ice Cream • Fun Time Concessions • Boo Boos Concessions • Coleman’s Cotton Candy • Keck’s Root Beer • Happy Foods • Chow Hound  • BBR Catering


Click here for a complete listing.

Children's Activities

Many are free!

Kiwanis "Pancake Special" Miniature Train Rides - Free

Fri 3-8, Sat 9-8

Board at the Kiwanis Play Park.

Sponsored by Union Pacific RR


"Katy Days Express" Rubber-Wheeled Train (Free)

Fri 3-8, Sat 9-8

For small children only.

Board in front of swimming pool.

Sponsored by Future Business Coalition



(Dog Bouncer • Catch-a-Wave Slide • U-Turn Obstacle Course Ferris Wheel • Gyroscope • Tubs of Fun Ride • Swing Ride

Rock Wall • Bungee Trampoline)


Friday 3 - 9, Saturday 9 - 9

Wristbands available for purchase next to Info Booth

$10 Friday, $15 Saturday, $20 both days.

Individual tickets also available


Kids Crossing under the tents (Free)

Friday 3-8, Saturday 9-5

Crafts, Games and Everyday Activities

Organized by Curious Minds Discovery Zone

Button whirligigs, tin-punching, making butter, jacks, dominos, train table, fishing pond, potato sack races, three-legged race, general store, bank, school house and much more!

Kid's Entertainment Tent

Magic by Dr Do-A-Little-Not-A-Lot (Dennis Wilson)

Friday shows at 3:30, 4:30, 5:30, 6:30


Music by "Jammin' Randy" (Randy Sauer)

Saturday shows at 11:00, 12:30, 1:30, 3pm


Shriner Clowns (Free)

Friday 6 - 8, Saturday 10 - 5.

Making and sharing balloon characters, mixed with a bit of magic!


329th CSSB Army Reserve Center (Free)

Friday 3 - 7, Saturday 9 - 5

Play on military equipment, shoot with lasers, and get your own "dog tags"


Face Painting

Saturday - Parsons Vikings Cheerleaders


Pony Rides

Friday and Saturday

Near caboose


Petting Zoo (Free)

Friday 3 - 8, Saturday 9 - 5.


Horse and Buggy Rides

Friday and Saturday

Board on Heacock Street by Petting Zoo

General Interest


Katy Days Parade It’s BACK! - Sat 10am Around Forest Park


Veterans Administration and VA Hospital Mobile Units.

Services for vets on site.

Saturday 9 - 5

Forest Park, NW Corner


Katy Days Vintage Base Ball 2018 (Saturday, May 26, 2018)

Katy Railroad “Golden Spikes” will host the “Howe House Griffins” from Emporia in a Vintage Base Ball game as part of the annual Katy Days celebration.

Free ice cream to the first 300!


Vintage Base Ball is played with the customs and rules used by community baseball clubs of the 19thcentury. While some rules are quite different from those used today, such as no overhand pitching, a vintage game gives a fascinating view into the evolution of the modern game. Players will be in period uniforms, without gloves, and they will be using the original terminology and customs of the game.


Vintage Base Ball is a fun and educational experience for anyone who is a fan of the game, or even those who just want to enjoy a beautiful afternoon of green grass and blue skies!


Sponsored by the Labette County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Parsons Baseball Club, Hickory Hole Restaurant, Hiland Dairy and King Cash Saver.



Crafts Fair "New Location"


Homemade items, community booths, and small businesses

Concrete Lot North of PRC

Saturday 9 - 5.


Heritage Crafters Demonstrations and Sales

List of 2018 Heritage Crafters


North side of park - under the big tents.

Traditional crafts are demonstrated and sold. Glass work, natural fiber dyeing, wood working, quilting, pottery, knitting, blacksmithing, treadle sewing machine, rope making, old-time office and more.

Saturday 10 - 5.


Dunk Tank

Saturday - Viking Elite


High Striker - can you ring the bell?

Friday & Saturday (TM Track Machines)


Cruise Night


Everyone welcome

Meet Friday 6pm on Broadway

Sponsored by the SoKan Cruisers


Sokan Car Show

Saturday 11 - 3


Eldergrove Rangers

Medieval Combat Warfare Demonstration


11-3, Saturday

South of Kiwanis Play Park


Antique Tractors Display

Forest Park

Saturday 9 - 5


Labette Creek Crooners Barbershop Quartet

Roving performances throughout the day.



Union Pacific Heritage Locomotives & Operation Lifesaver

The locomotives on tour will be the UP1988 (Katy Heritage) and the UP1996 (Southern Pacific Heritage).


The Union Pacific Railroad will have a train simulator trailer

next to the locomotive display.  Take your turn at the controls.

Saturday only from 9 a.m, to 5 p.m.


Tour an engine! Learn about safety around trains.

Sat 9 - 5

Crawford Railroad Crossing

Turn north off Crawford onto 20th and follow signs

for parking


Track Maintenance Display

Sat only on Broadway. Various Tools on Display


Katy Days Photo Project

Photos of Parsonians who either served in the Military or worked for the MKT Railroad. Military photo dvd playing in the History Zone.   MKT employees dvd playing in the Pie area.


Model Railroad Layout In Exercise Car.

Open Fri 1-4, Sat 10-4 | 18th-19th & Corning


Bluebonnet Banquet (Invitation)

A sit-down meal with speaker and railroad memories

Saturday - Social 5:30,Saturday - Dinner 6:00

Parsons Senior Center, 18th & Belmont

$15 per person, reservations needed.


Iron Horse Museum and Parsons Historical Museum

Visit the expanded rail yard and new special exhibits

"Model Railroad Layout in Exercise Car" Sat 10-4 (at Museums)


Katy Days Vintage Base Ball 2018 (Saturday, May 26, 2018)

Katy Railroad “Golden Spikes” will host the “Howe House Griffins” from Emporia in a Vintage Base Ball game as part of the annual Katy Days celebration.

Free ice cream to the first 300!

Participatory Activities

17th Annual Iron Horse Duathlon, 5K and Family Fun 1K Run


>>>>>>>>>>Sign up Here!<<<<<<<<<<

Saturday 7:30am – 5K and Duathlon

Saturday 8:30am – 1K Fun Run

Commercial Bank, Central and Main

Sponsored by Bleacher Gear, Labette Health, Bank of Parsons


"Spike it Rich 1" Medallion Hunt $500


First clue will be given Monday, May 22nd on “Katy Days Festival” Facebook page, www.katydays.com and KLKC Radio.

Sponsored by Bowen Pharmacy.


"Spike it Rich 2" Medallion Hunt $250


(Saturday only, in Forest Park)

Clues will be given on

“Katy Days Festival”Facebook page only

Sponsored by Bowen Pharmacy.


Visual Scavenger Hunt

Instructions and event details

$100 grand prize

$50 in car wash tokens, 2nd prize & 3rd prize

Starts Monday, May 22nd

Forms available at Bleacher Gear & Parsons Chamber of Commerce


Lions Club Horseshoe Tournament

$20 per team or $10 single

Registration 8am

Play starts at 8:30

Forest Park, east side


Coming in 2019 Painted Kanvas

Fri & Sat, You too can be an artist!


New! Free Throw Competition & more!

Sat 10am-1pm. PRC Gymnasium. Come and go to

make your shots. Sponsored by Parsons Recreation

Commission & Future Business Coalition


New! Elks Club Bean Bag Toss Tournament $20/team.

After Horseshoe Tourney ends or 12 noon -whichever is later. Registration - 11am (at Horseshoe Pits, east side of Forest Park


13th Annual Katy Days Sand Volleyball Tournament

Get your teams together!

Registration - 1pm, Tournament starts 2pm. $5 per player. Forest

Park, north of tennis courts


Coed Softball Tournament - Register at 6pm at

KMH Field, play begins 7pm. $100 per team, 16 & up



Parsons Swimming Pool

Opens on Sunday, 1:00pm


Coed Softball Tournament


Registration starts at 6:00pm at KMH Field, play to start at 7:00pm

$100 per team,

16 and up.

Sponsored by Parsons Rec


13th Annual Katy Days Sand Volleyball Tournament


$5 per player

Registration 1:00pm

Tournament starts 2:00pm

Forest Park, north of tennis courts

Sponsored by Parsons Rec & Golden Plains Credit Union





Parking is restricted around the park on Friday and Saturday. Broadway and Heacock is closed all weekend.


Please do not cross barricades.

Help us maintain a safe festival atmosphere.


Handicapped Parking

Entire lot at 13th and Broadway, Northeast corner.


Official Katy Days t-shirts and other memorabilia available through Bleacher Gear at their booth in the park during Katy Days or at their downtown store, 1730 Main Street.


No Bikes, Skateboards, etc in the park.  Thank you!


There are bike racks in front of the swimming pool.


Due to the large number of people in the park, we appreciate you leaving your pet at home.

Official Katy Days t-shirts and other memorabilia available

through Bleacher Gear at their booth in the park during Katy Days or at their downtown store, 18th & Main




  • NEW! We will have a Free Shuttle that will run continuously on Saturday, 11am-4pm. Stops include Forest Park (LCC side), Museums, Crawford Crossing and the parking lot on Broadway between 18th & Central. One shuttle will be handicap accessible.
  • Broadway and Heacock Streets will be closed all weekend.
  • Please leave your dogs at home.
  • Please do not cross barricades. Help us maintain a safe festival.


Handicapped Parking On Saturday, the LCC

lot at 13th & Broadway, NW corner is designated

for handicapped parking ONLY


DWTA Helicopter Rides


Come see us at the Parsons Katy Days Festival!

We are operating on the culvert SE of Main and 10th Street.

Friday 3pm-9pm and Saturday 10am-9pm.

Helicopter rides are $40 per person, 2 people min / 3 people max.


Ya Gotta Do It!!!

After Katy Days is over but you're still itching for something to do...

Head over to the historic Katy Golf Course and enjoy the day golfing, eating some of their yummy food, or take a free tour of the course. You don't even have to be a golfer to enjoy the scenic surroundings, historical photos and comfortable clubhouse atmosphere!



Monday, May 28

$10 - 9 hole green fees for walkers

$20 - 9 hole green fees with cart as available


$2 Famous Katy hamburgers • $2 Hotdogs

10 cent bottle Coca Cola!

MAY 24 - 26, 2019 • FOREST PARK

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