Join us for the 42nd Annual Good Ol' Days Festival!

Back to the bricks! - Fort Scott, Kansas - June 2 & 3, 2023

Come on back to the 42nd annual Good Ol' Days!

The 42nd Annual Fort Scott Good Ol’ Days Festival kicks off on Friday June 2 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 Travis Shelton. 
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 42 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, June 3rd from 4:30-6 pm. The $9 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 “Back to the bricks.”  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 2nd at 7:00 pm for Whiskey Outlaws and Bobby Degonia live in concert. The event will be held at The Pavilion, Free of charge! Bring your lawn chair.
We’ll get started bright and early Saturday, June 3rd 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 Pavilion for 80’s and Out.  The show will be Saturday, June 3rd at 7:00 pm. FREE of Charge!

Celebrating 42 years in Fort Scott, Kansas. Come “Back to the Bricks” and join us for a fun-filled weekend at the 2023 Good Ol’ Days Festival!

Tickets on sale Spring 2023!

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

VENMO QR code for making event donations.

Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors

Prime Platinum


City of Fort Scott



Crawford Sales                                                               KOAM News Now


Gold Sponsor


Don’s Spirit’s and Wines                                              Peerless Products

Mike Ireland and Family                                              Southside Storage


Silver Sponsor


Bourbon County Bar                                                    Landmark National Bank                               NuGrille

Bourbon County Cars                                                  Jenn Lemkey                                                    Pete’s of Erie, Inc.

Janet Braun                                                                   Linn’s Sanitation                                              Thelma Ragsdale

Citizen’s Bank NA                                                         Lyon’s Realty Group                                         Sleep Inn

Charlie Elliott                                                                Mid America Sanitation                                   Union State Bank

Ron Hurd Construction                                               Evergy                                                                 Kansas Teachers Community Credit Union


Bronze Sponsor


Atkins Insurance                                                          Flowers by Leanna                                            Dave & Jara Martin

Back to Health – David Miller                                  Steve & Terri Floyd                                           Max Patterson DDS

Barbed Wire and Roses Vintage                               Fort Scott Livestock Market                           Medicalodges

Bartelsmeyer Jewelry                                                  Fort Scott Tribune                                          Mertz Tax Service

Billiard Hammer Hartman Insurance                     Fort Scott Chamber                                        Randy & Karen Nichols

Bolton Law Firm                                                          G & W foods Fort Scott                                 Niece Products of Kansas

Cheney Witt Funeral Chapel                                     Skeet George – Bankers Life                     Shawn O’Brien

City State Bank                                                            Gil Gregory                                                   Old Fort Auto

Clifton Chiropractic                                                    H & H Agency                                              R & R Equipment

Craig & Dana McKenney                                           Hairbow Center                                           Ruddicks

Crain Insurance                                                           Hedgehog Ink                                             SEK Financial

Craw-Kan                                                                      Dick and Jan Hedges                               Sekan Printing

D & J Glass                                                                   Bernita Hill                                                 Roger & Charlene Sipe

Dairy Queen                                                                 Holmtown Pub                                          Tim & Cheryl VanHoecke

Diehl Banwart Bolton CPA’s                                    Merl Humphrey Photography                    Allen & Jackie Warren

Don Doherty                                                                K & K Auto                                                   Richard & Cathy Werling

Alan & Billie Jo Drake                                               Konantz Cheney                                          Wise Tax & Accounting

Dr. & Mrs. Dunshee                                                   La Hacienda                                                 Walgreens                                                   

E3 Meat Co.                                                                Liberty Savings



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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