Join us for the 40th Annual Good Ol' Days Festival!

40 Years of Family, Friends and Fun - Fort Scott, Kansas - June 4 & 5, 2021

Come on back to the 40th annual Good Ol' Days!

The 40th Annual Fort Scott Good Ol’ Days Festival kicks off on Friday June 4 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 Anne Emerson.  She was one of the original founders of the Fort Scott Good Ol’ Days.  Her spirit, compassion and mission brought the street fair to life.  Her idea came from her growing up on the east coast and attending a street fair.  She gathered her friends, several yellow legal notepads, and a lot of desire.  The first year they had several locations where events took place, the pool, frary field, gunn park, and downtown.  Eventually they realized that everything should be downtown, and that’s where we are 40years later.  Thank you Anne for your determination and dedication to make this happen! 
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, June 4th from 4:30-6 pm. The $8 ticket includes 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 “40 years of Family, Friends and Fun, featuring the biggest birthday party ever! 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, June 4 at 7:00 pm for The Wayward Betty’s live in concert. The event will be held at The Pavillion, Free of charge! Bring your lawn chair.
We’ll get started bright and early Saturday, June 5 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 3rd and main. After the Good Ol’ Days Festival street fair join us at The Pavillion for the dynamic duo PDA; Public Display of Affection they will be performing on Saturday, June 5th at 7:00 pm. FREE of Charge! Bring your lawn chairs!

So, Celebrate 40 years of Family, Friends and Fun in Fort Scott, Kansas, and join us for a fun-filled weekend at the 2021 Good Ol’ Days Festival!

Tickets on sale NOW!

Tickets for each of the Good Ol’ Days events are on sale now!
Purchase them in person at the Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce and Regional Tourism Center at 231 E. Wall St.


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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Gold Sponsors – Don’s Spirits & Wines
Silver Sponsors – Janet Braun
Bourbon County Bar Association
Bourbon County Cars
Bowman Storage
Charlie Elliott
City State Bank
Josh Jones
Kansas Teachers Community Credit Union
Landmark National Bank
Lyons Realty Group
Nu Grille
Pete’s Of Erie
Sleep Inn
Bronze Sponsors – Alignment Services
Bankers Life & Casualty
Bartelsmeyer Jewelry
Bids and Dibs
Cheney Witt Funeral Home
D & J Glass – Dan & Leah Bowman
Diehl, Banwart, Bolton Certfied Public Accountants
Don Doherty – RPS
Alan & Billie Jo Drake
E3 Ranch & Co.
Tim & Anne Emerson
Fort Scott Dairy Queen
Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce
Fort Scott Tribune – Rust Publishing
Gil Gregory
HedgeHog Ink
Bernita Hill
Holmtown Pub
Ireland Family
K & K Auto Parts
 Liberty Savings FSA
Marsha’s Great Plains Deli
Dave & Jara Martin
Dana Marshall McKenney
Mertz Tax Service
Dr. Randy & Karen Nichols
Shawn O’Brien
Roger’s Body Shop
Roger & Charlene Sipe
 Ruddicks Furniture
Tim & Cheryl Van Hoecke
Wise Tax and Accounting