Join us for the 43rd Annual Good Ol' Days Festival!

Where our History Comes to Life, Fort Scott, Kansas, May 31 - June 1, 2024

Come on back to the 43rd annual Good Ol' Days!

The 43rd Annual Fort Scott Good Ol’ Days Festival kicks off on Friday May 31 with The largest parade in Bourbon County.  Be sure to bring your lawn chair and line up along Main street between 6th street running north to Wall Street, then west to National, then back south to 6th Street.  This years Grand Marshall is Lavetta Simmons. 
The first year had several locations where events took place, the pool, Frary field, Gunn park, and downtown.  Eventually it was realized that everything should be downtown, and that’s where we are 43 years later.  
You know we couldn’t host a Good Ol’ Days Festival without the Good Ol’ Chicken Dinner! Enjoy a dinner from Chicken Mary’s right here in Downtown Fort Scott! The meal will be available for pick-up behind the Lowell Milken Center on Friday, May 31st from 4:30-6 pm. The $10 ticket includes 2 pieces of chicken, 2 sides, bread & a bottle of water.
Plate with chicken, mashed potato and potato Salad.
The Downtown Good Ol’ Days Parade kicks off Friday night at 6 pm. This year’s theme is “Where our history comes to life.”  It’s the biggest parade of the year here in Fort Scott so you sure don’t want to miss out! Or have some fun and build a parade float to enter instead!
Have we mentioned that this year’s Good Ol’ Days Festival will be bigger & better than ever, so we decided to have not one, but two concerts! Join us Friday, May 31 at 7:00 pm for Nathan Ast Band and BLANE HOWARD live in concert. The event will be held at Skubitz Plaza, Free of charge! Bring your lawn chair.
We’ll get started bright and early Saturday, June 1st with the Dragoon Charge at 8am! Then downtown Fort Scott will come alive with craft vendors, food trucks, pony rides, live entertainment and so much more! If you make something awesome that you want to show off sign up as a vendor! (application) Red Garter will perform its first show and will continue all day on Saturday beginning at 10 am at Liberty Theatre. After the Good Ol’ Days Festival street fair join us at Skubitz Plaza for Left of Center.  The show will be Saturday, June 1st at 7:00 pm. FREE of Charge!

Celebrating 43 years in Fort Scott, Kansas. Come “Where our history comes to life” and join us for a fun-filled weekend at the 2024 Good Ol’ Days Festival!

Raffle Tickets for a Diamondback DB15 5.56 rifle are available at the Information Booth Saturday (Wall & Main St.), donated by Fort Scott Gun & Pawn

Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20, Cash or Venmo only. 

The winner will have to pass a background check and their state issue ID will have to match their current address.

VENMO QR code for making event donations.

Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors

Prime Platinum Sponsor

City of Fort Scott



Platinum Sponsors

Crawford Sales

KOAM News Now


Gold Sponsors

Pete’s of Erie, Inc.

Southside Storage


Silver Sponsors

Briggs Auto

Don’s Spirits & Wines


Janet Braun

Liberty Savings

Niece Products of Kansas

Bronze Sponsors

Timothy Emerson

Bids & Dibs, Inc

Billiard Hammer Harman Insurance

Bourbon county Bar Association

Cheney Witt Chapel, Inc.

Clifton Chiropractic

Craw Kan

Davis & Associates Tax and Consulting Inc.

Diehl Banwart Bolton CPA’s

Don Doherty – RPS Benefits by Design

Fort Scott Livestock Market

Fort Scott Tribune

Holmtown Pub

Karen and Randy Nichols



Medicalodges, Inc

Mitch and Colleen Quick

Old Fort Auto

Peerless Products

R & R Equipment

Reed & Patricia Hartford

Riggs Chiropractic of Fort Scott

Gil Gregory

Old Fort Auto

Sonic Drive-In

Steve & Terri Floyd

R & R Equipment

Tim & Cheryl VanHoecke

Travis & Gina Shelton

Wise Tax & Accounting

Alan & Billie Jo Drake

Craig & Dana McKenney

Crain Insurance Agency, Inc

David Renard


La Hacienda

Mertz Tax Service

Sekan Printing

David & Jara Martin

Robert Eckles

Jackie Warren

Roger & Charlene Sipe

Dr. & Mrs. John Durling


Join us for Good Ol’ Days!

If you are a craft vendor, have a trendy food truck, want to show off your awesome talent, or want to enter the parade, the Good Ol’ Days applications are ready!

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Event Schedule
VENMO QR code for making event donations.