Good Ol’ Days Festival June 2-3: A Fun Place for The Family

Vendors lined Main Street in 2017.

It’s that time of year, the 42nd Annual Fort Scott Good Ol’ Days, with theme this year: “Back to the bricks”.

It’s a few days of all manner of entertainment: shopping, live music, eating and seeing friends.

The event kicks off on Friday, June 2 at 6 p.m. with a parade.

Parade goers line the streets of Main and Wall to view the Good Ol’ Days Parade in 2019.

Bring a lawn chair and line up along the parade route: Main Street from 6th Street north to Wall Street then west to National Avenue, then south to 6th Street.

The parade grand marshal this year is retired Fort Scott Chief of Police Travis Shelton.

Click here for parade application

Click here for vendor application.
Click here for the Good Ol’ Days website.

At 8 a.m. Saturday, June 3 will be the race called the Dragoon Charge.

Then historic downtown Fort Scott will come alive with craft vendors, food trucks, pony rides and so much more, according to the Good Ol’Days Facebook page.

“We have some great entertainment lined up for the weekend,” Shawn O’Brien, chairman of the Good Ol’ Days Committee, said.

“We will have a stage in front of the pavilion at 1st and Main,” he said. “There will be live entertainment featuring some great local musicians.”

On Friday night June 2 from 7-8:30 PM  the Whisky Outlaws, a Red Dirt and Classic Country band will perform, then from
8:45-10 p.m. Bobby Degonia will perform Solid Old and New Country music.

On Saturday June 3 from 10 AM-1 PM, Zane Grimes will perform, then from 2PM – 5PM – Bill and Monica’s Excellent Adventure, who are a 90’s Tribute Band, then from 7PM-10PM, 80’s and Out.

“We will have many activities for kids like we have in the past,” O’Brien said. “The bounce houses will be located at Third and Main this year. They will run from 9 a.m. to noon then from 1-4 p.m. They will be $5 per session for unlimited bounces.”

Caricature drawings and a balloon artist will be on Skubitz Plaza free of charge, he said.

“Care to Share, a local helping organization,  will host their second annual fundraiser “Children’s Cove” on Skubitz Plaza,” O’Brien said. “They will have fun games and much more to offer. For further information please contact Lavetta Simmons.”

“The annual Red Garter show will have their showcase,” he said. “They will have one show on Friday Night at 7 PM. Then they will have shows every hour on the hour starting at 10 AM on Saturday. Their final show will be at 5 PM.”

Plate with chicken, mashed potato and potato Salad.
From the Good Ol’ Days Facebook page.

Tickets for the Good Ol’ Days events are on sale  at the Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce and Regional Tourism Center at 231 E. Wall St.

VENMO QR code for making event donations.


From their Facebook page:

Fort Scott Good Ol’ Days Festival

Draft Schedule of Events

Where To Find Everything Fun!

Friday, June 2nd

11:00 AM – 2:00PM (on the hour) – Trolley Rides – 231 E. Wall St (Chamber of Commerce) – Adults-$6.00, Children 12 and under $4.00
4:30 – 6:00 PM – Chicken Mary’s Dinner – Wall Street, $8.00 Chicken, 2 sides, & water
6:00 PM – Good Ol’ Day’s Parade  – Starting at 6th & Main St., proceeding north along Main St. to Wall St., west to National Ave., south to 6th St.
After Parade – Pioneer Harvest Tractor Display – Wall & Main (on Wall Street between Main and National)
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Tulsa Gellyball – Skubitz Plaza
7:00 – 10:00 PM – Street Dance – Pavilion at 1st & Main
Bring your lawn chairs!  Live music for all ages!
7:00 PM – Red Garter – Skubitz Plaza
7:00 PM – 3rd Annual Cornhole Tournament – Fisher South Ball field, Sign-up Friday Morning.  Link for more information

Saturday, June 3rd

8:00 AM – Noon – Farmer’s Market – Wall Street – East of Main to Scott
8:00 AM – Dragoon Charge 5K Run or Walk – Frary Stadium (9th & Main), Link for more information
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM – Pony Rides – 1st Street east of Main
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM – Tulsa Gellyball – Skubitz Plaza
9:00 AM – 3:00PM (or until out of shirts) – Tye Dyed T Shirt – 2nd and Main
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM – Pioneer Harvest Tractor Display – Wall & Main (on Wall Street between Main and National)
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Kids Fun Area on Skubitz Plaza  (Bounce Houses, Obstacle Course, Interactive Light Race Arena, and Dry Slide)
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM – Children’s Care to Share Cove – Skubitz Plaza
 10:00 AM – Baby Contest – Memorial Hall (3rd & National), Registration Begins at 9:00 AM
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Caricatures – Skubitz Plaza
 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (every Hour) – Red Garter – Skubitz Plaza
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM (on the hour) – Trolley Rides – 231 E. Wall St (Chamber of Commerce) – Adults-$6.00, Children 12 and under $4.00
10 AM – 3:30 PM – Programs and Tours – Fort Scott National Historic Site
11 AM – 3 PM – Pavilion at 1st & Main –  Music TBD
11 AM – 11:30 AM – Artillery Demonstration – Parade Grounds, Fort Scott National Historic Site
Noon – 4:00 PM – Balloonist – Skubitz Plaza
NOON – 12:30 PM – Jr. Duck Stamp Art Contest Award Presentation – 2nd Floor Infantry Barracks, Fort Scott National Historic Site
2 PM – 3 PM – Native American Dance Presentation – Parade Ground, Fort Scott National Historic Site

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