2020 Events Schedule....Check back for updates!

Main Events

Main Stage & Throughout Park

Railroad and History Related Activities

Forest Park & Around Town


Friday, September 17, 2021

[BEER GARDEN 5:45 PM – 10:30 PM]







Official Opening Ceremony of Katy Days

Katy Days Parade




Saturday, September 18, 2021

10:00– 11:00a





[BEER GARDEN 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM]







Sunday, September 19, 2021


Church  in the Park - Parsons Ministerial Alliance


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..

Smokin Pig and Lemonade, Jacks Ice Cream, Boo Boo’s Concessions, Fun Time Concessions, Hill’s Diner, Mike’s Amusements, Churn of the Century Homemade Ice Cream, Mai’s Noodle Express, Aston Concessions, SnowFlakes Shaved Ice, Happy Foods,

Paydro & Lena’s Catering & Concessions, Paradise Eats, Perry’s Pork Rinds & Keck’s Root Beer

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.



(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


Kid's Crossing: - NEW LOCATION

SW corner of the park by the Caboose! (Free)

Friday 3-8, Saturday 9-5

Organized by Curious Minds Discovery Zone

Crafts, Games and Mini Children's Museum

Go on a book walk and complete a train craft project.

Sponsored by the Parsons Public Library

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


Laughing Matters - Jay & Leslie Cady

"Juggling and other nonsense!"

Saturday shows at 11:00am, 12:30pm,2pm



Shriner Clowns (Free)

Friday 6 - 8, Saturday 10 - 5.

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


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 NEW DAY, NEW TIME! Friday, 6pm


Veterans Administration and VA Hospital Mobile Units.

Services for vets on site.

Saturday 9 - 5

Forest Park, NW Corner


Katy Days Vintage Base Ball 2020 (Saturday, May 24, 2020)

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!


Crafts Fair "Throughout Park"

2021 Crafter Application (Print Version)

2021 Crafter Application (Online Version)

Homemade items, community booths, and small businesses

Concrete Lot North of PRC

Friday 3-8 Saturday 9 - 5.


Heritage Crafters Demonstrations and Sales


New Location - East side of the park.

Saturday 10 - 5.



Eldergrove Rangers

Medieval Combat Warfare Demonstration


7pm Friday

South of Kiwanis Play Park


Antique Tractors Display

Forest Park

Saturday 9 - 5


Labette Creek Crooners Barbershop Quartet

Roving performances throughout the day.


Quilt Show - Quilter Guild of Parsons

Arvon Phillips Community Center

Saturday 9a - 4p



The Labette Community College Free Shuttle that will run continuously on Saturday, 10am-4pm. Stops include Forest Park (LCC side), Museums, Crawford Crossing and the parking lot on Broadway between 18th & Central. Park Downtown! 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



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.


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.


History Zone

"Parsons and the New Deal"


Historical photographs & memorabilia

Arvon Phillips Recreation Center

Fri 4 - 8, Sat 9 - 5


Katy Telegraph Office - Saturday 9-5

Demonstration by local telegraphers of how the RR communicated.

More Information





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


Model Railroad Layout In Exercise Car at Museum

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


Commemorative MKT Coins "2019 Coins coming in May"

Shop Now Here



Backyard Trains (free rides on small -sized trains up and down Heacock.)

Friday and Saturday.

Sponsored by Scott's Trains and Charles & Judy Wells

Backyard Train Information



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"

Fr 1p-4 • Sat 10-4 • Sun 1p-4p (at Museums)


Katy Days Vintage Base Ball 2020 (Saturday, May 2, 2020)

Participatory Activities

18th 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 19th on “Katy Days Festival” Facebook page, www.katydays.com and KLKC Radio.

Sponsored by Bowen Pharmacy.


"Spike it Rich 2" Medallion Hunt $250


(Saturday 5/24 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 20nd

Forms available at Bleacher Gear & Parsons Chamber of Commerce


Lions Club Horseshoe Tournament

$20 per team or $10 single

Saturday, Registration 8am

Play starts at 8:30

Forest Park, east side


Elks Lodge 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)


Coed Softball Tournament - Saturday


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

$100 per team,

16 and up.

Sponsored by Parsons Rec


14th Annual Katy Days Sand Volleyball Tournament - Saturday 1pm


$5 per player

Registration 1:00pm

Tournament starts 2:00pm

Forest Park, north of tennis courts

Sponsored by Parsons Rec & Golden Plains Credit Union

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!


Open Sunday - Saturday 8:00ish to Dusk


Join us for a

One Person Scramble


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SEPTEMBER 17 - 19, 2021