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.
Don’t forget your WRISTBANDS for inflatables!
Sales Tent next to Info Booth
Find the Festival Information Booth on the map here: www.katydays.com/maps.htm
Both Days $20 - Best Deal
Individual Tickets also available
Look for the “Labette Creek Crooners” quartet around the park on Saturday.
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! (Joe - Please link to Craft Fair application) (different from Heritage Crafters Application)
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” that houses a model railroad layout 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. Hours to be announced soon.
Get ready for Vintage Base Ball played with 1880’s rule! 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!