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Annual Town Festival Begins May 31: Good Ol’Days

New entertainment acts and hours of the street dance are what’s different this year at the 37th Annual Good Ol’ Days Festival May 31 through June 2.

The theme this year is “Fins, Feathers, and Furs”.

“The street dances will be from 7 to 10 p.m., with the carnival and beer tent open until 11,” Kellye Barrows, vice chairman of the festival’s board, said.

Formerly the dance went until 11 p.m. but the new time will allow people to leave more leisurely, Barrows said.

For all performances at Skubitz Plaza bring a lawn chair. No coolers or glass containers are allowed. And no pets, please.

Performing on Skubitz Plaza for the street dance on Friday, June 1 is Shades of Blue, from Kansas City. These five young musicians share a love of blues and rock and roll, according to information provided.

Check out their website at www.shadesofbluekc.com

Also on Friday night, the street fair and marketplace on North Main Street will be open from 5 to 10 p.m.

Wade Henry, “entertainer extraordinaire”, according to Barrows will perform Saturday morning from 10-11 a.m. and again 1-2 p.m. at Skubitz Plaza. Henry is a juggler, unicyclist, ropewalker, fire eater, equilibrist, magician, speaker and comic.

Check Henry’s website at

Saturday evening, from 3 to 6 p.m. Stone Country, a country-western band from Girard will perform at Skubitz Plaza. The group is comprised of Shana Lynette Stone, Dan Duling, Jeff Culver, Rick Eaves, Rick Duling and Fort Scott native, Jason Richison.

Check out its Facebook page at

Saturday night from 7 to 10 p.m. The Brent Giddens Band, Cleveland, Okla. will perform a wide variety of cover songs from multiple genres.

Check the band out on its website:

From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 2 the 2nd Annual BBCO Outdoor Expo will be located from 1st to 3rd streets on North Main Street.

Adam LaRoche, Buck Commander, and Duck Commander are partnering for this event. A full schedule of events will be available at the festival.

Activities At The Fort

Fort Scott National Historic Site will be featuring presentations on canoeing/kayaking and youth archery instruction provided by the Kansas Dept. of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Additionally there will be a broad-ax/hewing carpenter display by Jim Bailey with the National Park Service.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. live birds of prey will be on display by Operation WildLife at the fort.

A story-time will be provided by Steve Otto from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bring a blanket for an old-fashioned picnic. Visit the food booths downtown, then bring your lunch to the Fort and enjoy some shade, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

An old-fashioned mattress race will be run at the fort from noon to 12:30 p.m.

There will also be a timed visit of “Buddy The Bison.” Buddy Bison will be one of the attractions of Good Ol’ Days at Fort Scott this year and is the grand marshal of the parade.

Check Buddy out:

To get involved with the parade on June 2 click below.

Seeking Good Ol Days Parade Entries

For applications for arts and crafts, food vendors, outdoor expo, talent show and parade, click below.


Fort Scott Munitions Gives Customer Appreciation Day June 2

Good Ol’ Days weekend, May 31 -June 2 Fort Scott Munitions is celebrating BIG.

“We are involved in Good Ol’ Days, plus we have our Customer Appreciation Day,” Robbie Forrester, president of Fort Scott Munitions said.

A car show, free hamburgers, raffles, giveaways and in addition the whole store will have discounted items ranging from 10 percent to 50 percent off the regular price.

Fort Scott Munitions is a United States distributor of lead-free rifle and handgun ammunition and the store is located at 523 E. Wall, just off the Hwy. 69 ramp.

The Second Annual Car and  Bike Show will be June 2 at 9 a.m., with the doors opening at 8 a.m.  It is a family-friendly, alcohol-free environment, according to Forrester. Registration is free.
There is a limit of 200 bikes and 200 cars for the show.
Preregistration is available in store and online at
There will be Best of Show cash prizes for both car and bike categories. The prizes are: 1st place $500, 2nd $250, 3rd $100. Winners will be announced at 2:30 p.m.
There will be 1000 Platinum Beef Burgers cooked for customer appreciation day, provided by KW Beef, a local Registered Angus Ranch. The hamburgers will be cooked by representatives of Traeger’s Grills.
A charity 50/50 Raffle for Jordan Karleskint and Carter Collier will be available with the winner announced following the car and bike show winners announcement.
The items in the store are discounted between 10%-50%.
“Everything in the store will be at least 10 percent off,” Forrester said. “There will be a special on Springfield Guns that day.”
“New items we are just coming out with, 357 sig rounds, will be discounted in the store that day,” Dustin Doherty, marketing manager for Fort Scott Munitions said. Also 9 mm nickel-plated and 9 mm TPD plated ammunitions are for sale that day.
There will be giveaways throughout the day, as well.
Special Guests include:
Sheriff David Clarke  (ret.), President of David A. Clarke Enterprises and Spokesman for America First Action;
Kris “Tanto” Pronto and Dave “Boon” Benton, two of the survivor soldiers of Benghazi;
Blue Line Bears (non-profit) – Megan O’Grady;
Got Your Six Coffee Company – Eric Hadley;
Thin Red Line K-9 – Amy and Ted Donaldson.
In the Good Ol’ Days parade on Thursday evening, there will be Hummers, a  race car, and trucks provided by Fort Scott Munitions, and will also include some of their special guests.
Store hours change
As of May 1, store hours have changed at Fort Scott Munitions.
“Most gun stores are closed Monday and Tuesday,” Forrester said. “We’ve expanded hours Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If customers need something Monday and Tuesday, they can call us.”
To contact the store call 620-223-1277.
From left: Dustin Doherty, marketing manager of Fort Scott Munitions; Caleb Osborn, loading manager and Robbie Forrester, president, stand in front of a new display in the store, a mountain lion being brought down by a pair of dogs.

Seeking Good Ol Days Parade Entries

Jared Leek leads the Good Ol Days parade in a prior year.

The Good Ol Days Parade is just one month away, so speak to your employees, organizations or friends to put on “thinking caps” for a creative entry in it.

The parade theme this year is “Fins, Feathers, & Furs” Celebrating the Great Outdoors. Categories are float, golf cart, foot unit, horse unit, classic car, antique car, tractor and other (no prize is awarded for this).

Tractors are one category in the Good Ol Days annual parade.

The parade will be Friday, June 1, at 6 p.m. beginning at 7th and Main.

Entries without registration entry form completed will not be allowed in the parade.

The place registration number must be attached to the right side of the parade entry.

Information on placement in the parade will be available prior to the line-up at 5 p.m. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce, 321 E. Wall.

Absolutely NO candy, gum or goodies can be thrown to the crowd from your float. For the safety of children, it must be handed out by someone on foot.

A float in a prior year’s Good Ol Days parade.

The deadline to enter is Wednesday, May 30, 2018.

Deliver or mail entry to Chamber of Commerce, 231 E Wall, Fort Scott, KS 66701
OR fax entry to (620) 223.3574, or email to

First place prizes will be awarded and mailed to the winners in each category.

Click here for the parade entry form, then click to enlarge:
Parade Entry Form 2018(4)

Children ride a float in a prior year’s Good Ol Days parade.