Good Ol’ Days This Weekend

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The theme of the Good Ol’ Days Festival this year in “Remembering Forty One-Derful Years.”

The kick-off is this Friday, June 3 with the 6 p.m. parade.

Register Now for the Good Ol’ Days Parade

Friday, June 3rd, 6pm

“41-derful Years of Family, Friends, and Fun”

In recognition of the 41 years of the Annual Good Ol’ Days Celebration!

Deadline to Register: Wednesday, June 1, 2022

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A Chicken Mary’s chicken dinner will be for sale downtown.

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“You can purchase tickets for the chicken dinner for $8 at the Chamber of Commerce Office, 231 E. Wall,” Shawn O’Brien, chairman of the Good Ol’Days Stearing Committee, said.  “The dinner includes a two-piece chicken, German potato salad, creamy slaw, bread, and water.”

Friday Night Free Music Concert

A live music concert by the Diamond Empire Band will be a 7 p.m. Friday at Heritage Park Pavilion at First and Main Street.

“Bring your lawn chairs and come enjoy live music!” O’Brien said.


Saturday Activities

“Saturday we have lots of free activities for kids and adults,” he said.  “Tye die t-shirts have been donated by Key Industries for the first 300 people, starting at 9AM until gone.  They will be located at 2nd and Main.”

Free bounce houses are available again this year, located in the parking lot east of Oak Street and National Ave. Face paint is not allowed on the inflatables, so plan accordingly.

“We are always excited to see the large turnout for these,” he said.

There is a  car and bike show this year at the Riverfront Park on North National Avenue.

“We are excited that Old 54 Cycle has teamed up to offer this amazing car and bike show,” O’Brien said.

New this year is a Care to Share Children’s Cove.
“They will be located on Skubitz Plaza and have lots of kids activities for $5. They will be open 10 AM – 2 PM (Saturday). We are excited for their new fundraising efforts. We look forward to them coming to the Good Ol’ Days.”
Care to Share Children’s Cove has a $5 wristband entry which includes one free ticket for a cotton candy.
There will be a ring toss, bean bag toss, duck pond, sack race and more for children ages 5th grade and younger.
The stearing committee is comprised of  O’Brien -Chairman, Kayla Hall – Secretary, Melissa Wise – Treasurer, Charlotte Thompson – Logistics, Cheryl VanHoecke – Vendor relations, Tim VanHoecke, Shay Clements, Angel Wilson, and Carl Brenner – Fort Representative.
“We have tons of fun activities planned, come down and celebrate 41-derful years! Located downtown Fort Scott, starts at 3rd and Main and runs north to the Fort (Fort Scott National Historic Site) and west to National Avenue.”


History of the Event

Good Ol’ Days began as a festival when founding member Anne Emerson arrived in the community from the eastern U.S., over four decades ago.

“She had been to a street festival and was excited to bring the same type to Fort Scott,” O’Brien said. “The first year they had activities all over Fort Scott, such as the pool, the stadium, Gunn Park, and many more places. They realized that they were stretched out too far and made it the downtown street festival.”

“We stick to the same ideas with a main event each year, Blane Howard is the main event this year,” he said. “Of course we have crafts, food, family, friends and tons of fun every year!!!”

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